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Above: Sculpture, paintings and two cream leather Mies van der Rohe chairs, which the owners brought from their former home, influenced the interior design, notably the choice of cabinet color. The island is wrapped in a light cream-toned quartz. It serves as the main food preparation work space, serving and casual eating area. 46 they are and the way they live. It also needed to incorporate key artworks and two Mies van der Rohe chairs in cream leather. “These were virtually the only items brought from the former house; the design needed to be a foil for the cream chairs. This determined the backdrop of mid-toned cabinetry in warm quartered maple. It was important to make the space feel grounded and calm, rather than light and floating with too many light cream tones. The dark flooring helps to anchor the space visually – there is a gradual lightening from the floor to the cabinetry and then the walls.” search | save | share at In keeping with the contemporary design, flush doors create a seamless finish. However Peck introduced a more textural look to the front of the island where simple mouldings conceal the joins in the wood veneer. The entire island is wrapped in cream-toned quartz to contrast the maple, while the perimeter countertops are a dark quartz. This is offset by a custom backsplash featuring specially selected stained glass tiles. “With unobtrusive countertops and cabinets that recede visually, the backsplash could take a pattern,” the designer says. “We were able