The design concept for this renovation was to translate a very sleek and contemporary style into a softened modernism appropriate to the beach area, as well as to the architecture of the home. The clients wanted a unique and memorable space that would reflect the young couples' personal style and provide plenty of room for entertaining.
One way designer Ayla Schares executed this was by turning the original triangular kitchen island into a new island specifically designed to better fit the new kitchen footprint. The old island was awkward and created a lot of wasted space. This change created more space for entertaining, while also incorporating the existing structural column. A white quartz island counter wraps the surface edge and continues down to the dark wood floor. This waterfall island feature allows for functionality when entertaining friends while still remaining true to the clean and sleek design of the home. The white quartz is continuous throughout the kitchen, even wrapping up the wall to take the place of a backsplash.
Clean lines blended with organic materials and smooth contours create a modern, yet comfortable space. Schares incorporated a scheme of white, black and gray glass and rich-toned woods to warm up the contemporary interior.
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The new kitchen island creates plenty of room for the young couple to entertain.
The kitchen features Cambria quartz countertops and a custom finish on the cabinetry.
The home has a masculine, monotone palette with sharp contrast.
The living room focal wall features a recessed fireplace, custom surround, and new media cabinetry.
The 3form panel surrounding the ribbon fireplace adds a unique element to the living room.
The master bathroom features a custom concrete countertop with integrated trough sinks.
The master bathroom floor tiles is also carried vertically on the end walls and in the shower.
The Grizzel and Mann wallcovering stands out against the Cambria quartz countertops in the master bathroom.