Project Spotlight – First Avenue Project

Our First Avenue Project Spotlight is a design collaborative we completed with local interior design firm Salt Design Co. and we just love the way it turned out.

Salt brought us in to design the kitchen layout and provide the custom cabinetry for the open concept space. It was important that the finishes and design were highly functional yet beautifully subtle to balance the planned furnishings and overall house design vision. We worked closely with the clients and Salt to ensure that their vision for a relaxed, yet chic space would flow perfectly with the custom designed cabinetry in the kitchen and bathrooms.

The Kitchen…

We used Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry in the kitchen. The selection of a simple, yet architecturally interesting, door style was the natural choice for this open living and entertaining space on the main floor of the home. The surrounding wall cabinetry provides a clean white backdrop in the room. Finished in Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace, the color is a continuation from the walls throughout the home. The island and accent floating shelves are a custom stained walnut wood. This finish is the perfect tone of warm driftwood and pairs beautifully with the wood flooring throughout the house.

Tucked in an alcove of the kitchen is an ultra functional pantry space, featuring the microwave drawer, two appliance garages, and ample storage. Everything in this nook is tucked behind closed doors to keep it tidy looking at all times, but also making sure everything is close at hand when needed.

Floating Shelving with integrated lighting flank the vertical ship lap range hood and black framed windows. Unlacquered Brass hardware in a sleek yet substantial style pull was selected for the kitchen.

The Galley Workstation is one of our favorite products to incorporate in our kitchen projects. These sinks are multi-functional, made for everything from prep to entertaining through cleanup. We used the 4′ size with coordinating Tap collection in the center island facing the main living space. Also, not a bad view of the ocean outside!

The Bathrooms…

Each bathroom vanity is a custom design, created specifically for this project. These one of a kind pieces boast special features including custom finishes, doors, and construction elements.

The 3rd floor master suite has ocean views. The master bathroom is ultra luxurious featuring a soaking tub, roomy shower, and his and hers dark painted cabinetry which frame the door to the sun deck.

This project is featured in the Oct./Nov. 2020 issue of Design NJ.

Click the cover image to read more about the full project.

Images for this project by Raquel Lang Worthy

Town & Country Kitchen and Bath designed and/or supplied all products specified in this article. Salt Design Co sourced/coordinated all design elements for this project that were not specified.

Project Spotlight

Shrewsbury Drive Project

This month we are sharing the kitchen from a full house design project we completed a few years ago, but have yet to give it it’s rightful place in the spotlight, until now.

Brought in by builder, Padula Builders, to make finish selections for the interior and exterior of this home.

Along with making the selections, we provided the hard surface materials; cabinetry, countertops, plumbing and lighting fixtures, and tile, to furnish the custom spec home that would go on the market when complete.

Typically, when designing for a particular client we take inspiration for the project design from the client’s lifestyle, design preferences, and specific needs. This project differed in that our objective was to create a home that was uniquely special, reflecting the custom nature and quality workmanship of the home, but also would appeal to styles and requirements for an array of potential buyers.

Designing to sell

We were careful to select details and finishes that were not only clean and classic but would seamlessly lend themselves to a variety of styles allowing the new homeowner to personalize it, making the home their own.

Let’s get to the details…

For the kitchen, we went with the popular style of white shaker, but added special details like the stacked glass wall cabinets and decorative base detailing at the sink. The bright white plays a bold contrast to the stained center island which is a beautiful extension to the hardwood floors that are throughout the home.

Not only are the cabinets two-toned but we chose a leathered granite for the surround to serve as a hardworking surface for cooking and cleaning and accented the island with Carrara Marble to balance the white cabinets that surround. Polished Nickel Cabinetry hardware, pendants, and Rohl Plumbing fixtures give the perfect shine to the space.

Integrating the custom cabinetry with high end Wolf and Subzero appliances was a must to complete this welcoming and functional kitchen.

This project was unique in that we did not have a single client, we had many, to be sure that we did our job in aiding the house find new owners that would make it their home. Classic design principles and finishes never go out of style and that was proven here.

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