The kitchen blends traditional elements with more modern accessories and appliances.
Because the kitchen is the one room to which Jamie, Lorenzo, their sons, family, and friends always gravitate, the couple decided to expand the space. "My husband and I prefer to be in the kitchen," Jamie explains. "We dance, work, and laugh here."
"Jamie and Lorenzo wanted something warm, inviting, and bright, so I helped them with color choices in the kitchen," Sharne adds. "Lorenzo selected a terra-cotta wall color with hints of salmon and a sunny mustard trim color. The splash of blue creates a tropical look." Together, Jamie says, they are sunshine colors, representing the Earth and the water.
New cabinets in a cream-colored hue recall times past, as do the white farm sink, a long farm table, and a refurbished and repainted buffet that came with the house.
The couple incorporated a custom-made island, continuing the colorful Caribbean theme. They positioned a large, ornate, ebony-framed mirror high on a corner wall, which allows cooks and guests to see each other and converse more easily.