This new construction project, done in collaboration with Nina Liddle Design, aimed to create an open floorplan on the home’s main level that highlighted the panoramic views of the Nantucket harbor. The organic color palette delivers a sense of relaxed casual glamour that is open and breezy. Serene and soothing, it allows nature to take center stage. The expansive, waterfall-edge island features weathered, rift-cut oak with inset, white, painted Shaker cabinetry. It was quite the process to bleach the wood in order to attain a driftwood effect. The decision was made to limit the upper cabinetry so the space would feel light and airy, with the windows and water as the focal points. All the appliances were paneled for a seamless line, with the microwave and dishwasher hidden in the island. The backsplash is a herringbone tile blend of subtle, variant ceramic whites that evokes oyster shells, balanced against a seamless marble countertop. The coffered ceiling detailing and molding designed by the architect delineates the kitchen and family room, uniting the spaces.
Designed for entertaining, the bar backsplash has a beautiful luminescence that calls to mind mother-of-pearl oyster shells. Glass uppers sit atop a countertop made of natural, light wood. The lower cabinetry with shaker doors elegantly houses an ice maker, beverage center, and storage cabinet, all paneled and elegantly concealed in the bar.