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 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.
The unique design solutions and unusual materials used sets this kitchen apart from typical kitchen design.
The kitchen remodel incorporates multiple entertaining spaces.
Custom designed barstools by Abby Smith.
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.
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.
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 fronts and stainless appliances are complemented by the introduction of wood, glass and blackened metal.
A wall of windows brings the outdoor sunlight inside, casting a warm glow on the wood surfaces.