Kitchens 2014: Get Cooking
Interior Designer Kristina Crestin Design
Kitchen Designer and Builder David McWilliam, McWilliam Woodworking
Architect Olson + Lewis Architects
Contractor Anderson Contracting Services
Cabinet Color Pavement, C2 Paint.
Countertops Soapstone, Athena Marble and Granite.
Barstools Evan counter stools, Robert Allen.
Range Wolf 48-inch gas, Tri City Sales.
Backsplash Oceanside glass tile, the Tile Source.
Paint White Dove, Benjamin Moore.
Sconces E. F. Chapman “Boston Functional Library” lights, Visual Comfort & Co.
Refrigerator Sub-Zero 48-inch, Tri City Sales.
Crestin created a kitchen large enough to accommodate the whole family: on one side, plenty of room for prepping and cooking, and on the other, a space generous enough for the kids to spread out their homework and projects.
The homeowner was wary of bold colors, Crestin says. Subtle blue sea-glass tile was the perfect compromise—muted and soothing, it has an iridescent shine.
To add interest to the Restoration Hardware pendant lights above the kitchen island, the homeowner painted the inside of the shades a robin’s-egg blue.
One of Crestin’s design challenges was working with the kitchen’s expansive floor plan. A custom-made table filled the space, but it took several shopping trips to find a supplier that offered soapstone slabs large enough for the counters.