This was a renovation of a family’s existing home. What inspired the remodel?
The weekends were filled with friends, families, food and flowing wine in a large open kitchen. They loved having the ability to cook, share, and laugh together, which was inspiration enough.
They have a large family; two busy teenage boys and a young daughter. With everyone going in different directions, they wanted to create a space to come together, cook, and eat.
The only real requirement was to help create a space to cook and gather as family and friends with an open plan and some good organization – breakfast bar, root vegetable drawer, bar, a knife drawer, and a spot for electronics.
The client envisioned everyone gathering around and sharing tasks. They first selected the range and built around that with beautiful white marble and clean white cabinetry, some refined industrial finishes, a large island with a warm stain, and some oversized black pendants.
They wanted the space to feel comfortable, not too precious, but beautiful and interesting, classic with an edge.
How has the renovation changed how the homeowners use their home?
The client said moving back into their home after a year of work was an entirely natural transition. They never felt like they had to relearn the space, or reorient themselves. The home felt the way it should have – it now made sense, and was laid out for the way they live.