Design with Character
The engaged owners of a Pennsylvania 19th-century home needed more than an updated kitchen. With the wedding date as the deadline for completion, designer Elizabeth Schultz of ABK Today set out to instill the home’s unique character into a modernized family-friendly space.
This stonewall previously framed the exterior back entrance. After removing the dated cabinets and appliances of the former kitchen, the space was extended to the wall and a breakfast area was added.
The stone arch is mimicked in the breakfast room windows, as well as the arch above the range. “The new room design felt cohesive because of the arch motif,” explained Schultz.
The off-white cabinetry, a step up from the previous installment because of its inset door style, boasts forged steel hardware for an extra hint of the antique.
A farmhouse sink, stainless steel appliances and a contemporary faucet subtly bring in more modern elements.
The gray leather countertops contrast the off-white cabinetry. “It’s a newer look for countertops, but the color and the tones are very classic,” said Schultz.
The tile backsplash, adorned with a floral pattern of blue and gold tones, ties into the neutral and gold undertones of the kitchen.