For the National Kitchen and Bath Association's annual trade show, Robert Young, Traditional Home senior design and projects editor, and Indianapolis-based kitchen designer Janice Pattee designed the "Everyday Escape" kitchen for a beach house. This kitchen, suited for come-as-you-are entertaining as well as solitary contemplation, reflects casual seaside lifestyles and the muted palette of the Pacific Northwest. Colors, textures, and finishes are inspired by sand, seashells, driftwood, and water-natural elements that tend to soothe our souls.
A 7x4-foot island topped with DuPont Corian solid surface in a beach-inspired color of Sonora is the focal point of the kitchen, both visually and functionally. Three Panama bar stools in an all-weather, wicker-like synthetic fiber pull up to one side for quick meals or to allow for conversations with the cook. Behind the island is a Jenn-Air French-door-style refrigerator balanced by twin pull-out pantries.
Photographs by Michal Venera
Produced by Robert Young
Written by Amy Elbert
Janice Pattee, CKD, CMG, Janice Pattee Design, 317/255-5177.
Robert Young, designer-project manager; Brett Wilson, editorial project manager; Sandee Roberts and Robert Mauthe, production
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Cabinet and under-cabinet lighting: KraftMaid Cabinetry. Solid surface fabrication: Jayar Manufacturing Co.
Sources, this photo:
Island-Island cabinetry ("Chamberlain" Maple in Pewter Glaze): KraftMaid Cabinetry. Island countertop (DuPont Corian solid surfaces in Sonora): DuPont Corian. Island sink and faucet (Iron/Tones under-counter kitchen sink #K-6587-FD in Cane Sugar, #K-8762 Essex faucet with wristblade handles #K-8762-VS in Vibrant Stainless): Kohler Co. Microwave oven in island (#JMC9158BAS): Jenn-Air. Mango wood vases; white "pebbled'' ceramic fruit bowl: Anthropologie. Fish-shaped platter (Pesce Crema Collection): Vietri. Bar stools ("Panama" in Java Hularo Synthetic Fiber, Dedon Lounge Collection): Janus et Cie. Pendant light fixtures ("Vergil's Lantern'' in Dark Bronze, by Solis Betancourt): Holly Hunt. Refrigerator wall-Cabinetry ("Chamberlain" Maple in Muslin with "Evansville" mullions and "Antiquity" glass): KraftMaid Cabinetry. Refrigerator (#JFC2089HTB/W cabinet-depth French-door with custom panels and hardware): Jenn-Air. Paint (ceiling beams, "Bleeker Beige'' #HC-80 in Eggshell finish; shutters, "Fairview Taupe'' #HC-85 in Eggshell finish): Benjamin Moore & Co. Wood-veneer wall covering ("Ajiro Diamond'' in Charcoal #MR-AI-2001): Maya Romanoff. Bronze sea stars (above doors): Mecox Gardens. Shutter doors ("Sun Master #11," 1.25-inch thick, 2.5-inch fixed louvers): Summit Hill. Flooring (Armstrong Sugar Creek Solid Maple Plank in Pewter #SCM131PWLG): Armstrong Hardwood Flooring. Upper cabinet acccessories-Platters ("Studio" in Cocoa): Pottery Barn. White ceramic "pebbled" pitchers: Anthropologie. Sink and range-wall countertops (DuPont Corian solid surfaces in Clamshell): Dupont Corian. Large rush basket; free-form teak bowl: Mecox Gardens. Seashells: designer's collection.