The biggest change in this area is the removal of the wall between the kitchen and the dining room, it has really opened up the back of the house. The kitchen was fairly new and had great appliances – Miele & Liebherr – we decided that we’d work with the existing cabinets but re-face the doors, replace the crown moulding and remove the microwave/fan and install a gorgeous Miele slimline extractor hood. In addition we would add a custom island in a gorgeous greeny-grey that would provide lots of storage and seating space.
From the dining room you can see the other side of the living room built-ins. These cabinets are 20″ deep and full height, they will provide masses of storage for the kitchen and dining rooms. The double door cabinets on the upper left hand side have flipper doors and the interior has glass shelving – perfect for a bar, the single cabinet to the far left will house stemware leaving the lower cabinets for bulkier items. On the right hand side the cabinets will act as a pantry and will also store large pots and mixing bowls – items that are not used on an everyday basis but still need to be close at hand.
In the dining room I wanted to take advantage of the recess – we decided to install a custom upholstered bench here.
Not any kind of bench but a gorgeous one with a webbed seat and a softly curved back. Family and visitors alike will be fighting to sit here! Can’t wait to show you the fabrics. We have a solid blue felt on the bench seat and cream & navy geometric pattern on the bench backs, the dining room chairs are upholstered in a cream linen. It’s going to be lovely!
Next the study wall and the family room!