The historic charm of a reclaimed antique marble island and cabinets add an elegant patina to this Nashville kitchen.
Previous homeowner Amy Jackson Smith admits she is “always on the hunt for the next big find.” One of her best discoveries, several tons of old marble blocks salvaged from a historic theater being torn down in Nashville, is the showstopper of this kitchen. Honed into 3-inch-thick countertops and a herringbone-patterned backsplash, the marble has a rich luster that gives the room an immediate sense of age. “Visitors all say, ‘I’ve never seen countertops so thick!’ And they haven’t stained at all!” says Kelly.
Marble fabricator/installer: Joe Lannom with Stoneworks Marble and Granite; 615/350-8081.