“Just as importantly, I wanted to create a visual/atmospheric balance free of useless nooks or isolated dead space,” she says. “Keeping the space symmetrical brings the eye to elements I intend, such as the island, the countertop and the simplicity and scale of the space.”
Symmetry is also evident with the built-in Thermador fresh food and freezer columns in stainless steel, which are balanced by the pantry, and several Thermador appliances – including a built-in coffee maker and microwave as well as a Professional Series warming drawer – on the opposite end.
“Every appliance I need is within reach, but they’re behind the working bar,” she concludes, “visible, yes, but not encroaching on the dining and mingling areas where most of my guests gather.”
The true test of her design came when she hosted Thanksgiving for 45 people. “Not only did we make a turkey on the rotisserie that everyone raved about,” she says, “we made memories that will last forever!”