This kitchen caught my eye while thumbing thru the current issue of Art & Decoration magazine. First, it was because of the detail of the cabinet above the sink. The detail along the bottom makes it look like a bureau hung on the wall, right down to the feet at the end of the cabinet. Then other details began popping out at me. The sink set higher than the counter top. Is the counter set atypically low or is the sink set atypically high? Never seen a faucet set like this one either – very funky – and what’s the little thing with the lavender egg shaped thing coming off the wall to the right of the faucet set? Anyone know? Did you notice how the counter is split level? There are aspects of that idea I really like! LOVE the little shelf bracket! Finally, my eyes fell on the tile floor. Awesome!
Flipping to the next page, I found the answer to the counter height question. The sink is set high. (I wish I knew the stove manufacturer!)
I also came up with a theory about the split level counter top. It is to preserve the wainscot details. See how the exhaust hood stops shot of the ceiling? I began wondering if that was to preserve the beautiful crown molding above. Flipping back to the other photo, see how the “shelf” is higher that the wainscot detail on the wall beyond? Properly constructed it allows you to bring all your electrical and plumbing connections up in front of the wall – never disturbing any of the detail! Fantastic! And yes, the floor. You gotta love it!
One final question… If you were to categorize this – is it Belgian? French? Or simply Eclectic?
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