Out of the Box
Behind this 1920s, closed-off kitchen, designer Matt Krier found the solution to rejuvenating the space: a hidden room. “Once we found that space, we capitalized on it and achieved one of the main programs of the owner’s needs,” he said.
The abandoned space was brought into the kitchen to hold an eating nook, and the previous icebox became a window.
After eliminating the bearing wall that had cut off the kitchen from the rest of the house, the team created a massive archway that referenced other arches in the home.
For a transitional look that tied in the rest of the home, the team used off-white-painted cabinets with inset doors and drawers and honed, black granite countertops.
“When she told me she had this all of this China that is never really shown, I thought we should show it off,” said Krier. By introducing glass cabinetry for the China and illuminating the interior, Krier created another focal point.