Best of the Best: Old World meets New World…
Showcased as one of the thirty timeless looks, this kitchen was one of the winners of the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) design competition in 2009.
European travel influence newlyweds’ style sense.
These newlyweds were combining two households and were searching for one voice for their collective style. Before they were married, life was simple - design-wise that is. Each leaned toward clean lines.
But it was their love of travel that inspired them
to collect antiques from around the world. The objects they purchased were more “old world” than contemporary.
Enter Covenant Kitchens & Baths in Westbrook. The designers there helped create a kitchen that would utilize the couple’s one-of-a-kind treasures.
First there were some logistics involved. Moving the kitchen from the dark north side of the house to the spot where the dining room had been, next to the conservatory, made all the difference in the flow of the floor plan.
The client’s purchased one large arched stained glass window from a 19th century church in England where they visited. Luckily, the window had a seam in it where it could be split neatly into halves, creating decorative panels for the doors that flank the AGA Cooker, which takes up an entire wall.
Then there was the 100-year-old German blue and white tile that was a prize find on a recent trip to Europe. Only, there wasn’t enough tile to do the entire back splash. Mixing it with strips of black marble camouflaged the AGA’s black exhaust vent. Perfect!
Formal and warm, the new plan combines both the open flow and the coziness they wree after. Larger work areas make entertaining a breeze. Recently they hosted a party where nine people gathered comfortably around the counters to make pizzas!