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White Farmhouse-Style Kitchen

A tasteful mix of styles converges in this Napa Showhouse kitchen

Written by Sally Finder Weepie
  • Caren Alpert

    To find the vision for her design of the 2016 Napa Valley showhouse kitchen, Marie Flanigan looked to the surrounding countryside. “I was inspired by life in Napa,” says Flanigan, named a Traditional Home New Trad in 2015. “It’s casual elegance meets old-world rustic meets contemporary living.”

    Photography: John Merkl & Caren Alpert

    Interior designer: Marie Flanigan, Marie Flanigan Interiors, 2525 Driscoll St., Houston, TX 77019; 979/574-9686;

  • John Merkl

    Farmhouse Kitchen

    Farmhouse favorites like shiplap siding and cup drawer pulls mingle with rustic touches, such as the reclaimed-wood barn beam that crowns the range hood and distressed-finish lanterns that illuminate the island. They’re layered with contemporary elements—the seamless marble-look backsplash and airy, utilitarian metal shelving.

    As styles mingle, so do finishes: polished chrome on traditional faucets, oiled bronze on hardware, and aged copper on stools. “It’s a mix that infuses so much depth and interest,” says Flanigan, who also drew her palette from the bucolic landscape. 

    “Dumas” counter stools from Wesley Allen pull up to a Columbia Cabinets island, painted gray with a black glaze. “Holborn” lanterns from Circa Lighting mesh with a reclaimed-wood beam over the range. Flooring is “Castellon” from LM Flooring. Custom shelves were made by Accents in Iron.

    Wall, trim, and ceiling paint “White Icon,” Color Narrative palette: Pratt & Lambert;
    Flooring “Castellon” in European Oak, St. Laurent collection: LM Flooring;
    Windows: Marvin;
    Perimeter cabinetry PP638 in Cloud White, island cabinet paint FP638 in Cottage Grey with Black Glaze: Columbia Cabinets;
    Refrigerator pulls “18-inch Appliance Pull,” drawer pulls “CTC Cup Pull,” and door knobs “DIA knob,” all Highland Ridge collection in Dark Oiled Bronze: Amerock;
    Countertop and backsplash material, main and prep sinks Entzo Kairos, Natural collection: Dekton by Cosentino;
    Range hood beam: Doros Unique Flooring;
    Open metal shelving: Accents In Iron;
    Refrigerator “ActiveSmart 36-inch Integrated Bottom Freezer with Ice,” dishwasher “24-inch Panel-Ready Double Dish Drawer,” range “48-inch Gas Range, 6 Burners with Griddle,” microwave oven “Convection Microwave Oven,” vent “48-inch Pro Hood”: DCS by Fisher & Paykel;
    Faucet “Single-Lever Victorian Kitchen Faucet with Side Spray,” pot filler “Traditional Pot Filler,” and prep sink faucet “Single-Lever Victorian Bar Faucet,” all in Polished Chrome: DXV by American Standard;
    Lanterns “Small Holborn Lanterns” in Old White: Circa Lighting;
    Drapery fabric “St. Tropez” in Shell: Suzanne Tucker Home;
    Counter stools “Dumas Counter Stools” in Loft Beach fabric and Old Copper finish: Wesley Allen;
    China hutch “Glazed Antique Secretaire,” cutting board “Pizza/Cake Board,” large bottle with stopper “Clear Handblown Jar,” stone bowl with French soap: Sonoma Country Antiques;
    Tall brown planter, planter on island, round white planter, planter at range: Van Winden’s Garden Center;
    White plates and bowls Pillivuyt Coupe Porcelain Dinnerware collection, wineglasses Estate Stemware collection, wood bowl on shelf “Cherry Wood Salad Bowl,” cooking spoons in utensil holder “Olivewood Spoons,” utensil holder “Marble-and-Copper Wine Chiller,” cake stand “White Marble Stand,” baskets “Nito Baskets with Handles,” pie dish, large bowl “Pillivuyt French Porcelain Queen Anne Serving Bowl”: Williams Sonoma;
    Copper tea kettle: homeowner’s collection.

  • John Merkl


    Against a clean white background, she pulled in natural wood tones and easygoing grays—plus a hint of green in the island’s undertones. “An organic color story brings the soothing Napa Valley vibe to life in this home,” the designer says.

    Lanterns above the island in an old white finish continue the farmhouse charm.

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    Sunny Spot

    Subtle gray tones continue in the backsplash and countertop, a manufactured surface that resists heat, scratches, and stains yet boasts marble-inspired beauty.      

    A “Victorian” kitchen faucet from DXV by American Standard nods to traditional style. Countertops and backsplash are “Entzo” from Dekton by Cosentino. 

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    Powerful Range

    Powerful appliances keep the kitchen on par with the region’s sophisticated food culture. A pro-grade gas range serves up six burners and a griddle. Its stainless-steel finish brings a bit of glimmer, while cabinetry panels cloak a workhorse refrigerator and double-drawer dishwasher. 

    The 48-inch range is from DCS. 

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    Smart Fridge

    A 36-inch refrigerator/freezer with ActiveSmart food-preserving technology integrates with cabinetry from Columbia Cabinets. 

  • Caren Alpert

    Sneaky Clean

    A 24-inch panel-ready double dish-drawer dishwasher from DCS by Fisher & Paykel is sneakily integrated into kitchen cabinetry.

  • John Merkl

    Smart Hardware

    “Highland Ridge” cup pulls by Amerock Hardware play to the farmhouse vibe.


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    Organized Pantry

    A custom closet from The Container Store keeps the kitchen pantry nice and tidy.

    Custom closet (“Elfa Décor” shelving in White with Platinum accents, mesh drawers, and ventilated shelving): The Container Store,

  • Caren Alpert

    Napa Blend

    Like the finishes and styles, people come together beautifully in this space. Guests can pull up a bar stool at the island, grab a seat in the adjacent dining area, or step through French doors to the outdoor living area. “It’s easy to entertain here, but it’s also a place of peace—a serene space where you can relax and unwind.”

    A wine for every palette is on display in the adjoining dining room. This is Napa, after all!

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