sPICY ITALIAN KITCHEN:
One of the homeowners is a fantastic Sicilian cook and she wanted her kitchen to reflect her Sicilian roots: natural materials, wood, and handmade touches.
The original island was a curved shape, and the homeowners wanted an island large enough for the family + grandkids to sit and do food prep together, so we borrowed space from a seldom-used office to create a more useful footprint for the first floor. The new footprint allowed us to design a larger island, walk-in pantry, powder room, and coat closet, which fulfilled all the items on the homeowners' wish list. Additionally, the high vaulted ceiling in the dinette created a large void that the homeowners didn't prefer. We added reclaimed wood beams to the ceiling to add warmth and coziness to the dining space.