This Tulsa home was originally designed by renowned architect Charles Faudree. But as the years passed, its kitchen needed modernizing, especially for homeowners who love to entertain. A bright white palette and lots of gourmet details checked off all the boxes.
This custom kitchen features a blend of design styles, from its clean-lined and contemporary cabinetry and lighting to its rustic arched stone entryway. Throughout the house, faux finishes and stone accents give a nod to Tuscan design.
While the bottom of the island and the surrounding lower cabinets have a deep charcoal gray color with a wood grain look, the upper cabinets have a white linen finish that keeps things light. “I didn’t want to create a dark kitchen, but I wanted some depth,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn. “By keeping the darker finish below, it anchors the room visually and then adding the contrasting white up top keeps the room from darkening.”
To update this beautiful kitchen, stainless steel appliances were added, a modern complement to the gray, Shaker-style cabinets. The trio of pendant lights are a focal point of the new, larger space and create friendly, ambient lighting.
Rustic wood and metal barstools pull up underneath the kitchen island's butcher-block countertops, creating a casual dining spot and perfect place to gather while this avid baker is prepping her next creation. Open pantry shelving keeps all ingredients in view and easy to reach.