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see resource list at 46509 at trendsideas.com more by this designer daigle at trendsideas.com of the island, and two large armoire cabinets feature textural wire-brushed oak that evokes a windswept beach. “It’s a very comfortable, casual look well suited to a house by the beach,” says Daigle. “For a little fun, there are black slate inserts on the drawer fronts and benchtops on the end units, which the family can write on. “The perimeter cabinets feature a custom painted finish with stainless steel strapping around the doors and drawers, while the island has recessed panel doors.” To further enhance the idea of different furniture elements, the end units have grey limestone tops, with a custom ogee edge, rather than the chunky profile of the Carrara marble island top. Handles are also in two different styles. Facing page: Stepped benchtops help to reduce the visual mass of the island, which is large enough to accommodate six people sitting at bar stools. Woven pendant lights introduce another natural, textural element to the kitchen. Above left: Steel shelving units with driftwood-coloured wood slats create a display above the rear cabinets. These cabinets are a similar colour, and feature stainless steel strapping around the drawer edges. search | save | share at trendsideas.com