A closer look at one of the Alhambra lantern suspended from the greenhouse-style ceiling.

Joan designed the walnut island with its teak top. A polished copper backsplash reflects the light and complements the copper pans hanging above the range.

Polished nickel exterior door hardware by Baldwin was adapted for freezer and refrigerator door handles. The backplate was modified to fit the wood door trim on the appliances.

Burled walnut and decorative veneers, curved stretchers, and the fluted legs of the island were inspired by William and Mary and other early English designs.

The custom-made island has multiple deep drawers with adjustable pegs for safe china storage. The teak top and stainless sink provide practical work space.

A collection of copper kettles hangs on a raw, uncoated brass pot rack from La Cornue. "I like unfinished metals. I like things to show wear and history," Joan says.

Designed by Joan and custom-built, the hutch, including the wall-hung shelves above it, supplies everything the Nemirows-and their dog, Gracie-need for breakfast. Two built-in refrigerator drawers from U-Line can also be used as freezer drawers for ice when the Nemirows entertain.

Armchairs from Swaim surround an oak pedestal table. Built-in bookshelves store cookbooks and visually separate the breakfast room from the kitchen.

Another view of the kitchen showcases its lovely light.

Flowers and fruit add color to the breakfast table setting.

Baked goodies on display plus a copper backsplash equals warmth.

Joan Nemirow with her husband, Bruce, and their dog Gracie.

Gracie keeps watch over her treats.

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Fab Kitchen With Soaring Ceiling

A greenhouse-style ceiling inspired this Westport, Connecticut kitchen

Written by Amy Elbert
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Baked goodies on display plus a copper backsplash equals warmth.

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