Three Design Palettes for the Heart of the Home

Using seasonal fruits as ingredients, four local designers cook up fresh mood boards for the kitchen.

Fig Fantasy

Photographs by Nina Gallant, styling by Jenny Wilson/Anchor Artists

Pops of yellow, whimsical prints, and teak counters anchor this fig-inspired room, dreamed up by designers Steven Santosuosso and Mary Flo Ouellette, of Somerville’s Squarehouse Studios. 1 “Through the Looking Glass,” “Lost Locket,” and “Knitting Basket” paint samples, all Benjamin Moore. 2 “Lauro Oro” ivory butter knife, Giardini Di Sole. 3 Seneca tile, Tile Showcase. 4 “Thistle” linen-cotton textile, the Shade Store. 5 “Flax” wool-viscose textile, the Shade Store. 6 + 16 Antique teacups and saucers, designer’s own. 7 Black Edition “Breathe Lichen” linen textile, the Romo Group. 8 Teak countertop sample, Half Crown Design. 9 Custom cabinetry sample, EcoModern Design. 10 Finish samples, Chemetal. 11 Solistone Commercial “Hoshi” tile, Tile Showcase. 12 “Japanese Paper Weave” wallcovering, Phillip Jeffries. 13 Kirkby Design “Chester” cotton-polyester textile, the Romo Group. 14 Quiet Beauty “Linen Gesso” wallcovering, Schumacher. 15 “Bee” brass honey spoon, Greentail Table. 17 Pavoni “Athena” leather, the Romo Group. 18 + 19 “Rocky Performance Velvet” cotton-polyester textiles, Schumacher. 20 Villa Nova “Etta” cotton textile, the Romo Group.

Olive Oeuvre

Photograph by Nina Gallant, styling by Jenny Wilson/Anchor Artists

Taking cues from shapely black and green olives, Beverly-based designer Jayme Kennerknecht, of Kennerknecht Design Group, imagined an inviting space bolstered by plush textiles and warm finishes. 1 The Grothouse Lumber Company wood sample, Venegas and Company. 2 “Cordova” handwoven abaca textile, Merida. 3 Cotton tea towel, Jayson Home. 4 “Emile” acrylic-viscose textile, Schumacher. 5 “Taza Silk Stripe” silk textile, Ralph Lauren. 6 “Country Life” paint sample, Benjamin Moore. 7 Monogrammed brass coaster, Jayson Home. 8 Brass bottle opener, Jayson Home. 9 Larsen “Myles” wool-cotton textile, Cowtan & Tout. 10 Barbara Barry “Bever Linen” viscose-linen textile, Kravet. 11 Zinc Textile “Cocos” viscose-polyester textile, the Romo Group. 12 Manhattan “Lenox Hill” white oak sample, Carlisle Wide Plank Floors. 13 Rohl fireclay tile, Venegas and Company. 14 Matches, Greentail Table. 15 Horn bowl with brass rim, Vagabond Vintage. 16 Horn-and-bronze cabinet pull, Ochre. 17 “Halo” silk textile, Weitzner. 18 “Tribal” cotton textile, Kufri. 19 “Shagreen” aniline-dyed cowhide, Edelman Leather. 20 Walnut cheese spreader, Greentail Table. 21 Olive-wood cutting board, Jayson Home. 22 Costa Nova “Madeira” stoneware tray and ramekins, both Modern Relik.

Pear Play

Photograph by Nina Gallant, styling by Jenny Wilson/Anchor Artists

Cambridge-based designer Emily Pinney, of Pinney Designs, had pears on her mind when she whipped up this verdant tableau where traditional materials such as soapstone and wood mingle with modern fabrics and brass hardware. 1 “Green Hydrangea” and “Lime Sherbet” paint samples, both Benjamin Moore. 2 “Braid in Sand” ceramic stacking tray, Syd + Sam. 3 Jerry Pair “Hugh Heifer” leather, Studio 534. 4 White oak sample, Hunt Custom Milled Wood Floors. 5 Walnut sample, Bird’s Eye Woodworking. 6 “Ramsey” brass drawer pull, Rejuvenation. 7 Isn’t She Lovely, oil on canvas, Joan Barrows. 8 “Tweed” wool-sisal textile, Merida. 9 “Lotus” ceramic tea light holder, HomArt. 10 “Huntington” linen-cotton textile, Theo. 11 Soapstone sample, Vermont Soapstone Co. 12 “Julip” ceramic tile, DiscoverTile. 13 Amethyst, Modern Relik. 14 Orvieto “Suvi” linen textile, the Romo Group. 15 Chivasso “Attractive” rayon-linen textile, Webster & Company. 16 “River” hemp textile, Armadillo & Co. 17 “Vintage” stainless steel fork, Giardini Di Sole. 18 The Wellesley Collection “Maze” wool textile, Faber’s Rug Company. 19 “Moss” mica sample, Fuse Lighting. 20 Metal finish sample, Watermark Designs. 21 Antique brass sample, Fuse Lighting.