Project Name: Katama Kitchen

Location: Edgartown, Massachusetts

Interior Designer: Liane Michelle Thomas, Associate AIA

Architect: Chuck Sullivan and Associates

Construction Company: David Nile

This kitchen was designed for a transitional style farmhouse in the Katama area of Martha’s Vineyard which is known for its agrarian landscape. As the kitchen is open to the main living space, the clients desired a clean, presentable look at all times. To achieve this, the designers incorporated a long kitchen island which acted as a partition between the kitchen work area and the family room. The raised breakfast bar screens the workspace and functions as a comfortable and casual eating area. The warm breakfast bar is constructed with a single piece of black walnut which was reclaimed from a fallen tree in the client’s yard.

The kitchen counter tops are poured integral colour concrete. The custom colour is reminiscent of the sandy beaches of nearby South Beach. The wall behind the range and ventilation hood is clad with a white marble tile which provides a crisp, clean, understated backdrop for the kitchen. With a touch of blue in every room, the nearby beach and coastal colour palette inspired the colour scheme of this home.

The hand painted custom cabinetry nods to the traditional with face frames and inset shaker style doors.  The modern bin pull hardware finish is oil rubbed bronze. The custom upper cabinets proportions are based on the window they frame, and an artisan milk glass is used for its reflective quality. Finishing the windows with natural woven roman shades resulted is a bright and airy Kitchen with an ethereal quality. The designers achieved an open concept living space with a kitchen that is presentable at all times.