One of the projects I’ve been working on has required a great deal of millwork and cabinetry, including a wet bar in the client’s family room. After some discussion, we settled on a unit that would be more hutch like as opposed to a base cabinet with overheads above – a very kitchenesque solution. While looking thru magazines and the internet for ideas and inspiration, this image stopped me in my tracks. My apologies, I did not note the source.
I fell in love with the haunting/ephemeral mood of the image. It looks like a moment frozen in time, as though the family left the house and never came back, leaving dishes set out on the counter. I wonder, what happened? Where did they go? It it Scandinavian?
I can’t tell how old the space is, but I suspect with groin vaults, the architecture is old. My guess is the base cabinet and the plate rack are old, too, but have been fauxed. Was the mural part of the artist’s commission, too? Or was it already there? Do you see the little pull out shelves tucked between the counter top and cabinet doors? (I snuck that idea into another piece I designed for this project.)
Finally, I found myself wondering if you could “recreate” the effect – the shadows, the mural, the groin vault, etc. as a trompe l’oeil. What an incredible room that would be!
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