The starting point for this home was a homeowner who wished for a reflection of the Arts & Crafts style, and a fresh look. Starting at the fireplace, slate tiles were set in a vertical pattern to emphasize height and create the illusion of a higher ceiling. A simple hearth of honed and filled Travertine is complimented by a bronze liner on the firebox. New cherry bookcases flank the fireplace below the square windows.
The kitchen carries the influence of slate from the floor all the way to the backsplash. A variation in tile size from the dining room to the kitchen helps to define each space. The dining area uses 12 x 18 tile, while the kitchen has 12 x 12 tile. The elevated island uses 6 x 6 slate tiles on both sides.
Pendants of Murano glass fixtures light a bar of Brazilian granite. Different wood tones give this small kitchen a touch of serendipity with four finishes used to differentiate spaces.
The metallic pewter-toned range hood over the Wolf gas range creates an unique spot of interest. It’s accented with glass tiles, slate hexagonal tile and pewter button tiles. Cherry cabinets repeat the same wood tone from the living room uniting the space.
In the bar area, pewter Arts & Crafts hardware and faucets are a perfect compliment to the lighted glass cabinets.
The expanded dining space was just what the house needed. The nutmeg-finished table compliments the pantry storage cabinets. The light fixture is an updated version of Arts & Crafts by Hubbardton Forge. The sconces are companions to the Murano glass pendants used in the kitchen island.
This project was a joint effort with architect Joe Kreski, AIA.