To update this kitchen's lovely basics, designers installed a glazed brick backsplash and gave existing cabinets a handsome gray lacquer finish. Matte black hardware and rough-sawn white oak shelves lend a hint of older farmhouse appeal to the 15-year old home.
Quarter-sawn white oak lends this kitchen an updated modern-cabin feel. Tall banks of cabinets bookend the room and provide ample yet understated storage, and concrete countertops add a touch of rusticity.
A trio of contemporary white pendant lights hang over a Calacatta Borghini quartz-topped island. A dark quarter-sawn oak floor provides contrast to the gray and white color palette. A cherry red leather bar chair pops against the bright background. The red is repeated on the stove knobs for an extra pop in intrigue.
Transitional details and a white-and-gray color palette stamp the kitchen in this home. A trio of cool white pendants illuminate a Calacatta Borghini quartz-topped island. A dark quarter-sawn oak floor provides contrast. The diamond-shaped backsplash tile adds an element of subtle yet modern interest.
This kitchen's rift and sawn-cut white oak floors are 8-inch planks that were fitted and finished to match the existing floor in the family and dining rooms. The wood's warm color picks up the shade of the island's Palomino Quartzite countertop.
In an open-plan concept, designers strive not only to create separate zones within one large space but to make the end result feel cohesive. In this home, the designers at Carlton Architecture + DesignBuild did both with finesse. “We divided individual spaces with furniture groupings and circulation. Common materials such as steel, rift sawn white oak cabinetry, and dark stained oak floors are used to unify the three areas,” they explain.