Beautiful Black & White Kitchen – Designer Q&A
We’re excited to share some glimpses into one of our favorite recent kitchen remodels. This black and white kitchen is elegant, welcoming and timeless. Read on for more photos and a quick Q&A with designer Jenny Siebert, in which she gives some insight into the inspiration and process for this gorgeous kitchen.
Describe the vision/needs your clients had for their kitchen:
The homeowner knew she wanted to create a farmhouse in her kitchen. She definitely wanted a wood hood and wanted it to be a focal point with a range below. She envisioned dark cabinets on the perimeter, so we worked from there. In the end, for the sake of maintenance and ease, we decided to go with a stain on the dark cabinets as opposed to paint.
Describe any design or installation challenges that arose during the project:
The only major design challenge was accommodating the homeowner’s request for lots of seating. She wanted at least four seats at the island and a desk with a chair. We worked it out and inset the desk a bit to give more space and added a space for a stool at the end of the island.
The homeowner also wanted lots of pantry storage, so we designed two, furniture-like pantry pieces that flank each side of the desk.
Describe some of the highlights and special features of the kitchen:
The wood hood and furniture pantries have decorative legs and the ends of both pieces open to reveal more storage. One side has wine cubbies and the other has shelving for platters. The farmhouse sink and faucet are beautiful. The tile detail around the stove is also very nice. The rustic island is from Shiloh Cabinetry, a completely different line from the rest of the kitchen (which is Custom Wood Products), but it works! The legs on the end are a nice touch and it has a rustic, farmhouse appeal without being too much. The hand-scraped hardwood floors are also a rustic touch but not overdone. There is also an ice maker and microwave in the island to maximize the vertical space. And finally, there are lots of glass front doors to lighten up the dark wood.