Beachside Retreat Kitchen Gets English Style

  • Designed by Rebecca Reynolds, principal of New Canaan, CT-based New Canaan Kitchens, this kitchen was part of a new construction vacation home located on a private island near Wilmington, NC. The home that was built was set back on the property and will be used as a guest house once the main house is constructed.
  • The 15'x20' kitchen contains a wealth of unusual materials, including Van Gogh granite – a granite whose cut patterns resemble the color palette and brush strokes of Vincent Van Gogh. Pippy oak (sometimes called Cat’s Paw oak) is found in the cabinetry, which was constructed by Edwin Loxley of Nottingham, England and shipped to the builder in Wilmington, NC.
  • Details make the space pop with color and fit the nautical theme Reynolds and her clients decided upon: a buttercream/blue color scheme, the warm woods of the custom cabinetry, a mosaic backsplash featuring a ship that was handpainted in France by Paris Ceramics, a custom hood accented with English pewter and two Sub-Zero 700 series refrigerators set side-by-side and hidden within a custom armoire.

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