Bayou Bend Kitchen and Nook Tour

Tour the kitchen and nook of the 2010 Louisiana Idea House with designers Grace Kaynor and Vesta Fort.


[MUSIC] The kitchen is a long galley style kitchen. The kitchen and living room are basically one space, separated by a very large island. Modesta chose a [UNKNOWN] green. Which we used as our base for designing the kitchen. We then chose a really fabulous fossilized quartz countertop. We chose to incorporate the fossilized quartz, as the backsplash, so it was very seamless. And also kind of faded into the backgrounds. With the openness of the house, Grace and I really wanted to find a way to separate the living room from the kitchen. We did so, by adding a roll down shade in between two cypress beams. We really wanted the space to feel separate, without closing it off. We paneled the refrigerator and the dishwasher. And all of the major appliances. When we chose the hardware for the kitchen, we went for the Gooseneck faucet. A sort of old world feel. [MUSIC] We love the idea that this kitchen was a workhorse. It has plenty of cabinet space, yet it doesn't take over the house. [MUSIC] The kitchen nook, it is the perfect place for the whole family to sit for a breakfast, or an informal dinner. We have storage for napkins and placemats built right into the bottom. We have easy clean faux leather cushions. And this wonderful fabric that brings the outdoors in. [MUSIC] The light fixture, it's clean and modern. It adds a really fun element to the kitchen. We really wanted to draw your eye up. And we did so by adding four more David Hallyday photographs. They really ground this space. To add to the cozy cottage feeling of this breakfast nooks. We had the board applied to the ceiling. The breakfast nook is a perfect place for a family to sit and enjoy a quick and easy breakfast. And even a wonderful kind of intimate family dinner. [MUSIC]
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