This Old World Kitchen Boasts Bold Color & Vintage Elegance
This 354-square-food kitchen just wasn’t meeting the needs of its owners — a young couple who loves to entertain. The space lacked functionality, storage and an efficient layout. So, designer Jack Creasy of Bloomsbury Fine Cabinetry stepped in to create a bold gathering place that can be closed off from the hustle and bustle. He opted for forest green cabinetry, antique brass accents and heavily-veined marble for an unexpected take on tradition. “This kitchen is truly a bespoke experience and uniquely tailored,” says Jack.” Scroll down to tour the space!
The island was designed to resemble an updated apothecary counter, with nine drawers on each side and dedicated storage for staples such as bread, flour, onions and potatoes. The top drawers hold baking utensils, kitchen gadgets, knife blocks and flatware.
In the island, custom drawer insert covers are engraved with labels and sealed with rubber gaskets to keep the contents fresh.
“I focused on my client’s style and felt I could be bold and a little daring,” says Jack.
A fabulous collection of Hermès and Fornasetti china forms the feature display wall. “The grand scale gives it a luxurious feel, and it also provides a place for serving trays,” he says.
“We matched the metal banding to the range and then clad the vent hood in Calacatta Arabescato marble,” says Jack. “I love the dramatic presence of the Lacanche range in that off-black color; it’s also soothing against the green.”
A special spot (not shown) was allotted at the end of the wall so the rolling ladder can be tucked away yet still be easily accessible.
In the bar area, an icemaker is concealed behind false drawer fronts beside the sink. Above the wine fridge, spirits and bitters are behind bifold doors, inspired by old apothecary cabinets.
An awkward side entrance was reconfigured to accommodate this new china pantry. For the upper cabinets, Jack selected rippled glass for a vintage feel.