The Culinary Institute graduate wanted the kitchen to work as a professional kitchen but have the warmth of a home kitchen.
Abby kept to a the galley layout with a bank of
top-of-the-line appliances, and integrated an open pantry
that serves as a coffee bar and wine station.
Unique features include a floating live-edged sculptural walnut
countertop piece, custom made for growing herbs while
providing a space for serving appetizers on the wood ledge;
and a custom designed metal fireplace wall; a live-edged
table and benches for dining.
The client, a dual Dallas-Napa resident, wanted finishes to have
an earthy nod to northern California. A custom cutting board
with a hole for trash was integrated into a portion of the countertop.
Polished countertops, laminated and stainless cabinet front
and stainless appliances are complemented by th
introduction of wood, glass and blackened metal.
A wall of windows brings the outdoor sunlight inside,
casting a warm glow on the wood surfaces.
An additional dining space was added
off the kitchen. The room include
a custom-designed metal fireplace and
walnut table cut from a live-edged log.
The kitchen remodel incorporates
multiple entertaining spaces. Custom
designed barstools by Abby Smith.
A live-edge custom walnut piece was
designed as a bridge on top of the island
that incorporates an herb planter.
A custom-designed wood and metal floor-
to-ceiling room divider acts as a sculptural backdrop.