Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Recipe For Success

The kitchen is the heart of the home. No matter how large or how small, it is the gathering place for family and friends. It is where meals are prepared, gossip is shared and memories are made. During the next couple of weeks we will be re-visiting some of our favorite kitchen projects, sharing our design concepts, products and finishes. We will also be taking you through the design process, renovation, selections and installation of the Durocher kitchen renovation!

The February/March issue of Design NJ features a kitchen that we co-designed with Peter Salerno Inc., titled A Recipe for Success. This kitchen was awarded first place in the 2010 NKBA awards for the Large Kitchen category.

Our clients wanted their large open kitchen to have an intimate feel. Architectural molding created interest and unity as well as the finish selections. The perimeter of the room has linen white cabinets with a chocolate glaze and Jerusalem Sand Caesar Stone countertop. The two cherry islands with Rio Gold granite countertop, were designed to be freestanding furniture pieces. The homeowners use the islands as buffet stations, breakfast/ lunch bar and for meal preparation.

The room is wrapped in a warm golden glow, from the random Jerusalem Gold tile flooring to the soft yellow walls, it’s all in the details. The glazed porcelain backsplash above the cook top unites the stunning mantel hood and creates a beautiful focal point. The furniture’s antiqued walnut finish is a warm contrast against the room’s light pattern fabric and Chestertown Buff walls. The floral panels accentuate the scale of the room’s 10’ ceilings and allow for natural daylight. The dimmer switched chandeliers and sconces offer both functional and ambient lighting. 

To see more of this spectacular kitchen please visit www.dianedurocherinteriors.com

Photography By Peter Rymwid