Yin and Yang
Once a kitchen that failed to suit a family’s lifestyle and taste, this space was redesigned by Rachel Roberts and Lisa Jones of Raleigh, N.C.-based Kitchen and Bath Galleries to be a balanced and functional room.
The exercise in proportion starts at the hood, which features large posts and heavy moldings but a simple palette and lines. The balance of heavy and light makes this a statement piece without taking away from the new range below.
“My favorite part of this space is standing at the farmhouse sink and looking out the beautiful window,” said Roberts, pointing out the window detail above the sink that brings in an extra touch of design.
A dishwasher and warming drawer are tucked behind the island in the most functional and least visible place.
“This backsplash was selected due to its handmade component, giving each tile its thickness, texture and depth,” said Roberts. “The white color and subway layout kept the lines clean, monochromatic and crisp. The bead liner detail and the arabesque accents at the range provided the balance of thickness and texture.”
In the laundry room, the designers were challenged to create a place to wash, dry, iron and fold, as well as a spot for Sampson, the family pet.