Room We Love: Understated Update

Designer Laura Casey creates a beautiful, family-friendly kitchen



Chris Edwards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CABINETS: “The homeowners are a young family and wanted a more updated, less traditional look,” says designer Laura Casey. Her clients, Stuart and Jay Pfeifer (along with daughter, Channing, and son, Charlie), opted for Shaker-style cabinets from ProBuild for a more streamlined appearance. Casey also extended the cabinets to the ceiling to create the illusion of higher ceilings

LIGHTING: Sometimes two pendants are better than one. “Having a pair of pendants [from Visual Comfort] allows for a lot of light and gives some visual interest rather than having just one over the table,” says Casey. “They’re not visually commanding, so I think the room could afford two of them without being distracting.”

BACKSPLASH: Offset traditional patterns with something more intricate. A basic, white subway tile from Crossville Tile dominates the backsplash except for behind the range, where Casey incorporated a herringbone pattern to create visual interest.

CHAIRS: Look for ways to add splashes of color. Casey purchased these square-back chairs at The Unfinished Furniture Shop and painted them with hale navy by Benjamin Moore toaddabitofcolortothe otherwise neutral room.

COUNTERTOPS: Consider versatility and upkeep. The Pfeifers chose white granite countertops from World Stone not only to help balance the gray cabinets with the white backsplash, but also because granite is “durable and long lasting,” says Casey. The veining that runs throughout the slab gives it a sense of texture, she adds.

 

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