Contributed by Shawna Feeley, Lead Designer for SIR Development
Design inspiration comes from many places. The runway for Fall 2013 was trending with the classic standby of good taste: black and white. I was inspired to take those cues for a new look designing a traditional home.
We wanted 5 Adams Farm Road to have a timeless feel, but make no mistake; this is not your mother’s house. In my opinion, the kitchen is the most important room in your home. It has to have function, for sure, but it should also show off your style. White cabinetry with honed black absolute granite around the perimeter is a classic pairing.
We added a 2” thick slab of marble on a 9-drawer island for a punch of glamor. We have just enough black to pop the white and a cohesive marble mosaic backsplash in shades of grey. We chose to have the tile go up and around the window frame for an updated style and begs the question, why did we used to stop it 24” off the counter.
The butler’s pantry is functional and sophisticated; it looks as if you may actually have a butler. An inconspicuous 18″ Bosch paneled dishwasher is perfect for glasses and a prep sink and sleek faucet make clean-up a breeze. A wine refigerator and ample cabinet storage for barware, dinnerware, table linens, platters and silver, this butler’s pantry would make Mr. Belvedere jealous.