Sleek and simple Shaker cabinetry was painted solid blue and built to frame the already installed stainless steel Wolf range.
To provide ample counter space, two islands were constructed – one for daily tasks, such as homework, and one for food preparation and cooking.
“The owners were very clear about having two islands,” said Drysdale. “Because of the circulation required to get to the stairs, the main cooking island was limited in length. They did not want to cause dirty dishes and dinner to co-mingle, so one is for cooking, trash and storage. The other is mostly open with limited storage and accommodates six people.”
The kitchen was linked to surrounding living spaces, and Drysdale wanted to capitalize on this relationship by creating a connection of scale, architectural detail and color to tie it in with the Georgian aesthetic of the 1920s traditional revival house.
A cream stone countertop and backsplash paired with bleached hardwood floors kept it light, while creating a pop effect against the room’s heavy blue palette.
Having to make design compromises because of budget restrictions, Drysdale relied on the color to make an impact.