Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen Beacon NY
The homeowner’s lifestyle called for a living-dining room that could quickly change in focus from relaxation to group mingling to dinner party. All furniture is spaced for movement and rearrangement as needed. Custom drapery and soft goods by Amy Selander, Beacon NY.
A color scheme centered on cool neutrals calls for judicious but artful contrast to add interest: Highlight wall is painted Benjamin Moore Slate Gray Matte finish paint. The soft goods and cashmere/wool throw in a variety of blues and deep pinks echo the homeowners love of fresh flowers and blooms in all shades of pink.
Light, bright walls, cool neutrals and a mix of traditional and modern elements perfectly define the homeowner’s lifestyle – easy care, breezy and spontaneous.
The highly customized galley kitchen was one of the biggest changes we made – slick, modern cabinetry, cool faux sandstone quartz and glass backsplash tile in cool neutrals is a stunning backdrop. Judicious use of surfaces and modern compact appliances allow plenty of room for both entertaining, cooking and a leisurely espresso at the breakfast bar.
The homeowner entertains 8-10 family members several times a year, but also wanted an east care space for simple everyday meal prep. Plenty of counterspace, hydraulic lift top upper cabinets and appliances by Bosch, including a tall slim, yet spacious refrigerator with variable temperature zones, afford room for entertaining, mingling with guests or simple, quick meal prep.
When using a palette of cool, pale neutrals its important to include details that vary the color scheme, texture and give sparkle – like the back-painted mosaic glass tile, use of both gunmetal and stainless metal tones and mouth blown glass lighting by Hudson Valley Lighting, Beacon NY.