Photo: Neil Alexander
“We designed this kitchen in a modified Shaker style, adding a contrasting bead of cherry on the sap maple cabinets. A typical Shaker kitchen wouldn’t have that detail, but we liked the juxtaposition of the cherry against the maple.
"This part of the kitchen is more of a breakfast eating area. The owners use the custom granite sink for cutting and arranging flowers. They wanted open shelves and glass cabinets to accommodate their vases and keep the feeling spacious and open. They didn’t want to create a tunnel effect around the windows. Shelves and glass cabinets give a room a relaxed, open feel and add depth. They make a tight space look bigger.
"In this kitchen, the authentic divided light glass doors and open shelves also evoke the home’s historic roots.”
Designer: Ian Thompson
Thompson & Brouillette
Providence, Rhode Island