“The previous space was broken up by a pantry,” Ken says. “Because the house is symmetrically designed, we knew if we removed that wall, we’d have a wonderful open space.” The absence of sprawling cabinetry and counters furthers that airy look. Now the hearth commands center stage and the island and cabinets play supporting roles. “Ken designed this kitchen in a way that makes it look clean all the time,” Carolyn says. “It feels like taking a deep breath every time you walk in. It’s my little oasis.”
Wall, ceiling, and trim paint: Off-White (3) by Farrow & Ball.
Sideboard paint: Light Blue (22), also by Farrow & Ball.
Dining chair fabric: Breaker outdoor fabric in Sky (06) outdoor fabric by DeLany & Long, also available through Circa Interiors and Antiques.
Lighting: Paul Revere Lantern by Dennis & Leen.