Like a glamorous English garden party, this classically designed kitchen and bathroom are a celebration of light, color, and playful patterns.  From the shades, to the intricate marble mosaics, the design details evoke a lush and layered landscape.

Set in a historic turn-of-the-century home in Old Town Clayton, the designs blossomed from the homeowner’s love of antiques and architecture.  The custom cabinetry emulates the craftsmanship of old-world cabinetmakers.

The designer was challenged in the kitchen to design a new space that felt original to the home.  The island was inspired by the homeowner’s cherished 19th century English step-back bookcase with a hand-selected center panel and an inlaid boarder.  Leaded glass doors and cut-pattern corbels along with Macabus quartzite countertops and Avenza honed marble backsplash continue classical elements and connect the new kitchen with the home’s existing historic charm.

The kitchen was spacious and allowed for a butler’s pantry and breakfast room.  The butler’s pantry showcases the homeowner’s fine collection of cut glass and crystal.  The breakfast room provides a cozy, comfortable seating area as an intimate gathering space.

In the bathroom, the challenge was a small and dark footprint that was transformed with the addition of a gracious bay window allowing for ample natural light.  A three-centered arch was created to frame the soaking tub and a custom-framed medicine cabinet along with curved front doors with intricate detailing on the cabinetry cleverly adds architectural interest.  The new space has a touch of glamour with sconce lighting and sink faucets from Waterworks sparkle with crystal detailing.

Enduringly lovely and decorative, the cohesive designs mesh great style with historical charm and provide a study in the art of living well.

Meghan Heeter, Allied ASID

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