White cabinets from Christopher Peacock pop against dark-stained Brazilian cherry floors. "Abbey Walls," a warm charcoal-gray hue from Christopher Peacock Paints, accents the crisp white cabinets, trim, and marble countertops (peacockpaints.com). Narrow pearlescent glass tiles from Ann Sacks add shimmer to the backsplash (annsacks.com).

Nickel lanterns from Remains Lighting hang from square-link chains. Ribbed glass creates sparkling effects when lights are on (remains.com).

Two refrigerator drawers on the sink side of the island store frequently used cold foods (subzero.com).

A 48-inch stainless-steel Wolf range with two ovens and a powerful vent hood fits in a niche at one end of the kitchen. Shelves on either side of the cooktop keep seasonings and bottles of oils handy.

Tucked in a bay window near the hutch is a Saarinen pedestal table from Knoll (a nod to modern design) that provides more seating for quick family meals or a leisurely glass of wine. "Jayne and I can sit down after the kids are fed, share a glass of wine, and catch up on our days," says Christopher.

Roman shades made with a coral-and-white Lee Jofa fabric and edged with white tassels bring color and personality to the space (leejofa.com). The warm finish of the plywood Eames chairs from Herman Miller accents the wood floor and the coral-patterned fabric (hermanmiller.com).

Scruffy sits in front of a hutch that separates the kitchen and family room. Previously, only one doorway linked the two rooms, and a stone chimney wall stood where the hutch is now. The stone is covered with drywall on the kitchen side and was left exposed on the family-room side, where there is a fireplace. Opening the wall on the left side of the hutch allows easy access to sliding doors and deck.

Durable cotton covers family room sofas from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and was fashioned into plush draperies and pillows (mg+bw.com).

A low, overscaled coffee table made from reclaimed wood adds texture and interest to the room and is sturdy enough to stand up to the rigors of family life with three boys.

Rust tones in a rug from John Khalil echo hues in family room accent fabrics (johnkhalil.com).

Chris Discusses Color

After founding his kitchen design business in 1992--largely based on white cabinets--Christopher Peacock began offering a paint collection. One of the advantages of white cabinets, he points out, is the never-ending opportunities for adding colors on walls and via fabrics. The designer has painted his own kitchen three times in five years, most recently in a warm gray shade called "Abbey Walls." Roman shades in an orange-and-white fabric add warm accents. "I love orange, and it works well with the gray. It's fun but very classic."

Christopher Peacock at home with his wife, Jayne, and two of their three sons, Charlie, 14, and Oliver, 10. Scruffy the cockapoo sits on the back of the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams white denim sofa. Scruffy isn't usually allowed on the furniture but otherwise rules the roost, Christopher says.

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Christopher Peacock's Own Kitchen

Visiting the kitchen that Christopher Peacock designed for his own family

Written by Amy Elbert
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Durable cotton covers family room sofas from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and was fashioned into plush draperies and pillows (mg+bw.com).

A low, overscaled coffee table made from reclaimed wood adds texture and interest to the room and is sturdy enough to stand up to the rigors of family life with three boys.

Rust tones in a rug from John Khalil echo hues in family room accent fabrics (johnkhalil.com).

Sofas ("Alexa"): Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, mgbwhome.com.
Sofa, drapery and pillow fabric (white denim): Duralee Fabrics, 800/275-3872, duralee.com.
Trim ("2-inch Oxford Border"/Persimmon #977-36358-14); drapery tiebacks ("Amalfi Double Tassel Tiebacks"/Snow White #988-16351): Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000, samuelandsons.com.
Orange trim on tiebacks; pillow, and drapery fabrication: Sophie Thibon Interiors, 516/319-6381.
Paisley pillow ("Newburg Paisley"/Orange, by Groundworks): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com.
Coffee table: Bungalow, 203/227-4406.
Rug: John Khalil Collection, 800/871-0569, johnkhalil.com.

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