Tennison – Home With Great Bones Transforms From Old To Old World Classic

This particular homeowner frequently entertains guests, and most of her home had already been updated nicely. Her next project was the kitchen, and we had to make sure to give it a beautiful, transcendent look that would match the rest of the home.

We started by removing the short lower cabinet next to the back stairs and replacing it with a beverage center. We then extended the new, taller cabinet to house a wine refrigerator.

We reconfigured the wall oven cabinet to include a double oven and warming drawer, and replaced the old lower cabinets with ones that could hold the microwave. Raised panels were added to upper and lower cabinets, giving a custom finished look. We then added a decorative applique to the front of the cooktop cabinet, giving the island a traditional Old World look.

We painted the perimeter of the cabinets and the bar panels an ivory color with dark chocolate glaze, while using a dark stain on the rope accent at the top of the upper cabinets to coordinate with the island. The island is a focal point with the darker chocolate paint and glaze, and is further emphasized by the new curved granite edge and raised paneled sides. Finally, over-sized floor tile placed in a brick pattern add to the color scheme and style.

We installed stacked stone to accent the Revelation granite with Ogee edging. The beverage center is another focal point because the backsplash runs at an angle with a different stone design. A Silgranite single basin, under-mounted sink and oil-rubbed bronze fixtures further accent the new kitchen, while under-cabinet lights add task lighting and ambiance to the room. Pendant lights over the bar ledge and a chandelier over the island continue the traditional Old World emphasis in the home.

We were only too happy to accommodate this homeowner’s request for an old-world classic kitchen. Her new kitchen now compliments the rest of her home, creating an inviting atmosphere for company.