Rustic Chic

Project Details
Designer:  Amy Van Wie
Cabinetry: Brookhaven II – Framed Inset Cabinetry
Wood: Perimeter and Island are Painted Maple; the Hutch is Distressed Pine
Finish: Alpine White, Black with espresso glaze and the Hutch is Vintage Putty and Hazel on Distressed Pine
Door:  Lewisburg Recessed
Countertop:  Soap Stone
2015 NKBA Design Award, Best New Kitchen 150SF+

This was such a fun project. Our clients were razor focused on all the details, which of course, as a designer, I loved! We decided to expand the finish palette from the traditional one or two to three: alpine white on the perimeter, black with espresso glaze for the island and vintage putty and hazel for the hutch area. We wanted to differentiate the hutch from the rest of the kitchen but still make it part of a unified whole. The third finish kept the area distinct and the matching door style kept it integrated. The symmetrical balance gives the kitchen a sophistication which reflects the owners perfectly. The Kohler Whitehaven farm sink, backsplash and hardware introduce the rustic elements reflective of the rest of the home and its bucolic setting.