The Kitchen Larder
In updating a 1960’s kitchen I found a void in the wall where the kitchen hearth backs up to the living room fireplace. I knocked out a hole in the wall and designed a built in Shaker style cupboard with 18″ deep upper tableware storage and 24″ deep rolling lower drawers serving as the perfect larder.
The garage style door hides the microwave and toaster with separate switched outlets to conserve power when not in use. The wall sconces are Artemide’s Tolomeo which are completely adjustable and add just a bit of aluminum to keep the room from going a bit too Shaker. I installed dimmers on the fixtures so that when pointed upwards they provide soft ambient lighting to complement candle light on the table.
I removed the upper wall cabinets over the counter top to give the room a bit more contemporary, Scottish country house feel akin to my favorite, Plain English kitchens.