2023 Kitchen Design: Transitional Winner: Cove Light
Turquoise glass and brass pendant lights from Derek Marshall set the tone for the materials, colors and patterns in this kitchen, where blue, green and amber glass tile behind the range mimics light bouncing off the water visible through large windows. A gorgeous marble was selected for the island countertop to coordinate with the soft yellow paint on the island base. The cabinet hardware, plumbing fixtures and island leg ferrules are each shades of brass to match the lights. Storage in the island is maximized using mainly drawers to keep knives, cutting boards and appliances off the counter, while a hutch-like cabinet displays everyday plates and bowls. The perimeter cabinets are a warm white with coordinating quartz counters. A pocket door leads into the pantry, which has a second sink for coffee service, a beverage center, a toaster and other small appliances. The backsplash tile is a small-scale shell mosaic with a uniquely colored Jerusalem Gold Limestone tile flooring. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets store dry goods, platters, vases and paper goods. A touch of yellow was applied to the v-groove ceiling in the pantry to tie it all back to the kitchen island.
What the judges said: The choices of open shelves, natural materials and water colors blend together in this pretty, high-functioning kitchen.
TMS Architects & Interiors