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French Modern Muse

Redesigning this home was a designer’s dream.

With a love of clean, French style, the homeowners wanted to create a space for both living and entertaining that fed their creativity while also welcoming and inspiring guests. We worked to create a soft and pretty, yet modern, feel that was emblematic of the clients’ own personal style.

Fusing form and function, we reimagined the kitchen to create a space where functionality meets visual appeal.

In a traditional kitchen, the pantry silos ingredients away from the work space, interrupting a cook’s flow and distracting from the process. We turned that convention inside out, segmenting this kitchen into specific zones for each discipline: prep, baking, stovetop, sous vide – even beverages – eliminating the traditional pantry.

If you are mindful of your own kitchen, you can build your pantry around you at your fingertips, but it does take effort and the right mindset.

Many designers steer clear of marble in the kitchen, but we love the personality marble develops as signs of wear and tear etch over time.

We selected the elegant surface for every feature of the kitchen – surfaces, counter-tops, stove hood, but most of all, panels. Sliding marble panels throughout the kitchen accommodate the cooking zones, hiding extensive spice and herb storage, providing additional prep space, then sliding back to allow natural light to pour through an expansive window preserved in the renovation.

Drag the arrow to open and close the sliding marble panels.

Other people had a hard time seeing our vision when they looked at the original kitchen.

We had to remove a laundry room and powder room, close off a wall, remove a window, and add a feature wall in the process. In the end, it was clear this was the kitchen layout the home should have had from the beginning.

Throughout the house, we had the pleasure of adding custom features and pieces.

Our love for marble provided the perfect canvas for various features brought to life from sketches to reality. These included multiple custom marble coffee tables, bespoke kitchen shelving, and the original McCroskey Sliding Kitchen Storage installation.

The installation of art from numerous artists and origins added to the remarkable transformation.

As the daughter of an acclaimed artist, the client’s home now matches her life long passion for art. The process of selecting the perfect pieces throughout the home was inspiring –resulting in a finished design that perfectly optimized both form and function.

 

Stove top and cooking appliances: Gagganau
Sink: Julian
Marble panels: Carthage Stoneworks

 

Counter tops: Vagli Marble, Carthage Stoneworks
Lighting: Visual Comfort
Chairs: Theodore Alexander

Want to create your own dream space? Let us help.