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resources & images 45416 at search galley kitchens at bathroom by this designer 43295 at However, the design was not without its challenges. The ceiling over the kitchen needed to be lowered 4 inches to accommodate ductwork. Wentworth used the dropped ceiling to define the work space, painting it a slightly darker shade to reinforce this point of difference. In keeping with the owner’s desire for a warm and cozy kitchen that would complement the traditional character of the home, simple painted cabinetry with flat, recessed panel doors was specified. A beadboard wainscot around the table space and on one side of the peninsula provides further period detailing. “The kitchen also features a 9ft-long floor-to-ceiling wall of shallow shelving toward the back of the galley,” Wentworth says. “I call this grab-and-go storage.” White granite countertops are teamed with traditional gray subway tiles on the backsplash. These also complement the off-white cabinets. The harmonious palette is further enhanced by a rustic plank-like porcelain floor tile that is easy to maintain and well suited to the concrete slab floor. Facing page: The traditionally styled cabinetry includes an overhead display cabinet and a 9ft-high wall of shallow open shelving. The door at the rear leads to a small utility room. This end of the kitchen was originally part of a larger utility room. Above left: A small work triangle provides a highly efficient kitchen. Appliances include a microwave in a drawer, next to the refrigerator. The color of the stainless steel is echoed by the mid-gray tones of the traditional subway tile backsplash. Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography by Stacy Zarin-Goldberg search | save | share at 67