In this kitchen from designer Barry Dixon, kitchen cabinets are constructed in limed oak on top and washed with buttermilk tones below. Concrete countertops are a soft mushroom color, and walls are tiled with acid-etched stone that is decorated with country herbs. The book stand, earthenware egg dish and amber glass canister jar are antiques.
A striking Gothic staircase leads upstairs from this neutral foyer. An 18th century bronze and leather side chair adds to the medieval charm while a limed oak arts and crafts Cerusier table from David Iatesta complements the woodwork.
A family kitchen on the second floor is designed for convenience. Columns of limed waxed oak have touch latched recessed cabinets for extra storage and to separate the cooking and food preparation area.
Fumed oak floors in a striking chevron pattern steal the show in this transitional kitchen. Lime-washed oak cabinets with a bluish black stain provide contrast against the light floors for a visually appealing design.