Zen and Flow
For this new build in East Fort Lauderdale, Fla., designer Susan Rocco played off of the homeowner’s love for contemporary resorts. “He loves the same modern style, but he wanted it to be warm,” she said. “That’s the inspiration for his house.”
Made of white oak with a horizontal grain, the wood cabinets balance out the clean lines with natural grain and brown undertones.
The sandy-colored bar complements the floor and ties in with his furnishings, including a live-edge wood dining table and the wooden and wicker touches in the backyard.
The almost-literal work triangle in the U-shaped island holds everything needed for seating, food prep and cleanup.
On the same floor of the kitchen, this powder room pairs zebra-print veneer with a cubby – an echo of the homeowner’s Asian travels.