Designer Mentor Jamie Beckwith has designed many a kitchen. Look and learn from a pro! —–>
The design intent for this modern kitchen design was to create a clean, streamlined and functional kitchen that would be used for heavy entertaining. Although this space is not extremely large we still wanted to fit as many appliances and features into the space without it seeming busy. By creating very dramatic feature that make a statement, the appliances become part of the design rather than just an afterthought.
Behind the Zephyr hood is onyx that is backlit to bring out the beautiful characteristics of the natural stone. This creates a huge impact on the design and is definitely a conversation piece for entertaining.
The bar pass-through area still allows guests to interact with the hosts without them having to be in the kitchen. The trough sink is perfect for champagne and wine bottles, or even ice cream. This special counter top is a 3Form resin product in Marigold Yellow.
My favorite thing is the wolf range/cook top.
The cabinets are custom by Hartert Russell cabinetry shop in Nashville. The bottom drawers are solid walnut with a stained finish and the uppers are painted in a crème color. Throughout the kitchen the counter tops are onyx and in the pantry the top is stainless steel. Counter tops are a great surface to play with different colors and textures. They do not always have to be the same throughout.
In this kitchen there are two subzero refrigerators, one wolf cook top and oven, two asko dishwashers, ice maker, wine cooler, and a dacor coffee maker. Functional storage as well as appliances is a must in any kitchen, but the key to creating a modern, sleek kitchen is to always to integrate them when designing.
Jamie Beckwith, author of this feature, and principal of Jamie Beckwith Collection and Beckwith Interiors is a Interior Design firm in Nashville, would love to talk to you about designing a space expressly for you.
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