Not Just All White
With very high ceilings and a nearby wall of windows, this kitchen needed a dramatic layout and a clean palette. Designer Tashia Rahl of Boca Raton, Fla.-based Premium Kitchens outfitted this space so it would work well for entertaining and multiple cooks.
The clients wanted a clean, white design, but the elongated space needed to be broken up. Rahl used midnight taupe wenge laminate to frame some sections of white cabinetry to differentiate the space.
The island features both the sparkle and the blue touch the clients wanted. This semi-precious surface material is backlit by LED lights set on a timer.
“I wanted to consider the fact that the opposite walls from the kitchen were on a shorter plane and completely covered in windows, and the main back ceiling was angled,” said the designer. “It had to be designed so that the back wall – where the kitchen is now held – made a fundamental statement.”
“Their home phone was designed to be located inside of the pantry to avoid the look of ugly phone cords and wires,” said Rahl. “The pantry rings and everyone giggles.”