Beautifully Balanced Kitchen

From cabinet countertop configuration to hanging pendants, the two sides of this kitchen are almost exact matches. At each end, the elements differ, but their size and scale balance each other to feel symmetrical.


[MUSIC] These barn doors that lead from the living room into the kitchen really set the tone for the kitchen itself. They're so dramatic and they're so great looking, and they're also so functional, because you could easily close them and have the kitchen not be part of the space, but you can open them and have this great open living space that so many people today desire. My whole concept in here, believe it or not, began with the fact that I wanted to use white porcelain knobs. So, we have the white knobs against the dark cabinets. We've used this really deep, dark, sagey green for the cabinets in here. And then we used solid slab marble as the backsplash and the counters. But then on the island, we used a wood countertop. This island is great. It houses a lot. It has the beautiful triple sink with its great looking Kallista faucets on it, which are so sleek. And then we have two dishwashers. And we have two trashcans flanking that. And then we have the beautiful microwave, with a cookbook shelf below. On the other end of the island, there are two additional shelves that can house cookbooks. Then you have the three bar stools, because I think you should always be able to sit in a kitchen and talk to the cook while they're cooking so they're not isolated. One of my favorite features in this kitchen are the two big pendants hanging over the island. They just give off such good light. I think they're just really a winner. It's also important in a kitchen to have, you know, multiple light sources, so we have recessed lights, which light the space between the island and the counters, and everything is on a dimmer. All of the appliances in the kitchen have wood cabinet fronts, so they're seamless and part of the cabinetry. So it just gives this kitchen just a great feeling and it's all unified and all this one beautiful, dark green color. So I buy these quirky things from time to time and they sit around in my warehouse and I looked over and I saw this great wooden boat. I don't even remember where I bought it, but I looked at it and I'm like, you come with me. We're going to Nashville. The kitchen in the house is a great room, as it should be. It's the heart of every home.
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