Having last updated their kitchen in the 1980s, a family in southern Massachusetts contacted locally based Sabrina DaLomba, director of showrooms for Kitchen & Bath Gallery, Supply New England, for a revamp that honored the historic integrity of their Colonial Revival-style, 1930s residence.
Unlike today’s popularly open floor plans, “the previous kitchen was cramped and uncomfortable,” said DaLomba.
DaLomba was able to expand the kitchen on each side by expanding the home six feet into the backyard. A dead area between the kitchen and dining room was also reconfigured to provide an extra four feet of space.
“So often in New England, we work with a coastal color palette,” explained DaLomba. “This project was different in that they wanted what could almost be considered a rustic palette with an ornate, traditional feel – inspired by a recent trip they had taken to Napa Valley.”
The kitchen’s warmest tones are evident in crimson cherry-stained cabinetry that was juxtaposed with porcelain tile flooring in a driftwood finish.
Juxtaposed with a marble tile backsplash, cream and taupe granite countertops were specifically chosen to play off of this rich palette, while a newly added, five-seat island complements these tones with a maize finish and warm brown glazing.