Bold His-and-Hers Cottage Kitchen
That’s where Atlanta architect Mark Williams came in, calling on the house’s cottage bones to unite Jenn and Nigel’s disparate visions. At first glance, the cool blue cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and quartz countertops portray a clean, sleek, modern style. But look closer and such details as beaded board and open shelving show a casual side.
Pendant light: For a similar look, try Vidal Pendant Lamp (46121) by Seascape Lighting from Velocity Art and Design.
Range and hood: Cafe Range (C2S980SEMSS) and Cafe Designer Hood (CV936MSS) by GE Appliances.
Painting: by Maria-Louise Coil.
Thanks to Mark, a dining room now resides where the pool table once was, and adjacent is a new eat-in kitchen. The 280-square-foot existing space was hardly gigantic, but his strategic layout made it feel just right. “Knocking down the wall between the kitchen and dining room and raising the door frame between the kitchen and breakfast nook gave the space a lofty feeling that isn’t typical of this house’s age and style,” he says.
White mixing bowls: from Urban Cottage, Inc., Atlanta; 404/815-9993.
Wall paint: Eider White (SW7014) by Sherwin-Williams.
Cabinetry and blue wall paint: Stratton Blue (HC-142) by Benjamin Moore.
Cabinet hardware: Princetonian Bar Pull 8 13⁄16-inch (M1044) and Princetonian Bar Pull 3 Posts (M1048) by Top Knobs.
Countertop: For a similar look, try Organic White by CaesarStone.
Wine refrigerator: For a similar look, try the 24-inch Under Counter Wine Cellar by Jenn-Air.
Dining table: Dakota by Crate and Barrel.
Dining chairs: Madeleine Side Chair with Chair Cushion by Restoration Hardware.
Pillows: French Laundry Ticking Stripe in Chocolate from Neiman Marcus.
Cardboard trophy: Bucky in Brown by Cardboard Safari.
Barstools: Nimitz Anodized Finish Bar Stool from ivgStores.
1. A new pocket door closes off the kitchen from the hallway.
2. The quartz-topped island, recessed to accommodate several barstools, is surrounded by painted beaded board to reinforce the cabinets’ Shaker panels.
3. All it took was widening two openings to turn the former storage and laundry area into a main thoroughfare.
4. Mark designed a hardworking cupboard to stow the Packers’ wine fridge and coffeemaker.
5. An oak harvest table and upholstered banquette are the natural breakfast headquarters. They sit where the laundry area once was.