The primary theme for the kitchen is squares, which are used in the accent windows in the very top cabinets, the windowpanes of the french doors leading to the sunroom, and the square lights over the sink.
The pattern of tiles in terra cotta and shades of brown used on the backsplash is another dance of squares. We’ve also created lighted square niches on the wall leading to the kitchen for the display of small sculptural items.
The additional dimension of curves is brought back into play with the faucet and handles and the round backs of the counter stools, while we introduce yet a third element of triangles in the stove hood and the pendant lights over the island.
This design carries the flow of light and dark wood to its ultimate with natural maple upper cabinets and chocolate-finished cherry lower cabinets and the mix of natural and dark woods in the counter stools. The appliances blend into the cabinetry by being covered in the same wood panels as their surrounding cabinets.
A small strip of orange cherry wood bands the top and bottom edges of the upper cabinets, and the seats of the counter stools are upholstered in a deep red-orange ultrasuede. The walls are painted a cheery mango orange color, and the door and window are covered in natural bamboo roman blinds.