Gulf Breeze: Traditional Elegance

A class act with refined details in this traditional new construction kitchen!

This well appointed traditional kitchen in Gulf Breeze Florida is a class act with refined details everywhere you turn. The cabinetry is a beautiful natural walnut and the countertops are a natural stone.  The homeowner wanted a kitchen that was not “loud” but more relaxing and inviting to the many friends who gather in this home. She preferred muted color tones and a soft palette of materials. We chose Benjamin Moore Straw for the walls throughout.

This was a client who was nervous about stepping out of her “comfort zone” but was ready to build her dream kitchen. It is awesome when a client trusts the process of design. 

Stellar metal and stone hood

The hood is custom made from stone and pewter by Francois and Company.  We redesigned the original plan to include casement windows flanking the hood.  This change allows the hood to take center stage.  Illuminated with long Hubbardton Forge sconces set against a backdrop of small stone mosaics. The island is capped at the working end with aged walnut wood and a small prep sink and was specifically designed to accommodate one long piece of granite with no seams.

Best seating at an island? Think about conversational seating and wrap the end for additional stools!

The sitting area at the island was designed to be what I call “conversational seating” to allow two people to converse with each other without sitting in a line. To maximize storage we added hidden storage underneath the island for seldom used holiday dish ware and other serving pieces.

The large space is anchored by a spacious casual dining space as well as a small sitting area. Adjacent to the kitchen is a small pantry and desk area close but not IN the kitchen.

This kitchen embodies  casual yet traditional elegance and a graceful ambiance ideal for entertaining. 

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