"The clients wanted the professional look. They're very into gourmet cooking and wine collecting. We brought in stainless steel with the hood, professional-style range, refrigerator and undermount sink. What made it all tie together so well was the stainless steel rail around the butcher block island top. Stainless will go with almost any style.
"This is a contemporary Northwest home where the contemporary has been toned down with the tumbled slate tiles set in diagonal on the walls and backsplash. But stainless is not a color, so it won't fight with anything. You can make it look traditional depending on the other materials you choose."
Designer: Cathy Jepson, CKD, CBD
Bolig Kitchen Studio