Summer by the Sea

With its stone-faced walls, heavy exposed beams, and large farm table, this seasonal kitchen takes its cues from Provençal homesteads. Check out all five of our featured Boston Home Kitchens.

By Rachel Slade | Boston Home |

summer home kitchen design

Photos by Bob O’Connor
Styling by Chrissy Beale

Architecture by Lyman Perry Architects
Built by M. F. Reynolds

APPLIANCES: Dishwasher: Bosch Integra 800 Series with custom panel, Poirier. Range: Viking Professional Series Pro-Style, Poirier. Range Hood: Custom hand-waxed zinc, Handcrafted Metal. Refrigerators: Sub-Zero undercounter refrigerator and refrigerator/freezer combination with custom paneling, both Poirier.

BACKSPLASH: White and gold quartz tiles, A?&?B Marble and Tile.

CABINETRY: Custom knotty pine painted with Benjamin Moore ‚ÄúDuxbury Gray,‚ÄĚ South Shore Millwork.

COUNTERTOPS: Cambrian slate with eased edge, A?&?B Marble and Tile.

FLOORING: Antique oak, Carlisle Wide Plank Floors.

HARDWARE: Rail pulls and knobs in white-bronze medium finish, Rocky Mountain Hardware.

ISLAND: Custom clear eastern white pine base, South Shore Millwork; zinc countertop, Handcrafted Metal.

LIGHTING: Single Sloane Street Shop pendants with bronze finish, Circa Lighting.

SINK AND FAUCET: Custom zinc undermount apron sink with antique reverse-hammered finish and hand-waxed rub, Handcrafted Metal; Easton Bridge nickel-plated faucet, Waterworks.

Smart Moves

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1. MOVABLE ISLAND

Equipped with wheels, this custom zinc-topped table can roll out of the way during parties.

summer home kitchen design

2. REFRIGERATOR DRAWERS

When you skip the big, bulky fridge, you get a lot more counter space.

summer home kitchen design

3. STONE BACKSPLASH

Most designers would install ceramic tile here, but quartz gives the room an earthy feel.

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4. OPEN SHELVING

Simple wooden shelves with well-designed brackets hold plenty of dishes.

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5. LANTERNS

Why not add a little romance to the kitchen when the sun goes down?

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6. CLOSETS GALORE

Deep cabinets in the rustic-looking mudroom swallow linens, small appliances, and large serving pieces.¬†Barn-inspired detailing such as this closet’s slatted openings set the stage for country entertaining.

Get the Look

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CLEAN IT UP

Linen tea towel, $24, Lekker Home.

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SQUARED

Blue Weave linen runner, $189, Lekker Home.

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MOD MILK

Pillivuyt Brasserie pitcher, $27, Didriks.

Check out all five of our featured Boston Home Kitchens.

Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2012/10/home-kitchen-design-summer/