USA Kitchen Trends US Kitchen Trends Vol. 30/09 - Page 69

resources & images 45416 at trendsideas.com search galley kitchens at trendsideas.com bathroom by this designer 43295 at trendsideas.com 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 trendsideas.com 67