Creating a warm, yet modern kitchen for the home that blends style and function involved including a wealth of textures and colors. Beginning with a natural palette, the team from Meadowlark created custom maple cabinetry in a light honey shade to accent the wide-plank hardwood floors.
“The overall theme of the kitchen is what I would call warm, neutral contemporary,” states Selby.
The 145-sq.-ft. layout has a variety of natural textures including Absolute Black granite countertops with a honed finish. On the backsplashes, natural slate tiles complement both the warm tones in the cabinetry and the cool tones in the countertops.
With a galley-style layout, it was critical that the design provide for easy flow-through to other areas of the home.
Selby and his team created a raised bar/lunch counter between the kitchen and adjacent dining room for taking quick meals; that area also assists as a pass-through between the two rooms when the homeowners are entertaining guests.
The homeowners collaborated with the design team at Meadowlark in the selection of their appliances, resulting in a mix of brands and styles. Selby notes that the clients’ selections included “a Wolf professional-style range, KitchenAid refrigerator, built-in dishwasher and built-in microwave.”