"The owner wanted an English Cottage-style kitchen for her lake home, so we focused on adding charm and coziness. We used maple cabinets with a stained and distressed heirloom finish to give them the patina of time. Adding furniture toe board to the sink cabinet gave it a furniture look. The burgundy and green of the hand painted tile backsplash softened the natural stone-like tile. Like homes in the English countryside, we used rope molding, a carved wooden hood, rustic wood floor, and bead board on the back of the island. The lake view is a focal point of the kitchen. The small window above the sink was visually enlarged by angling leaded glass cabinets on both sides to open up this area."
Designer: Mary Ann Falkenberg, CKD
Crystal Kitchen Center
Golden Valley, Minnesota