For this kitchen, our client wanted to refresh the kitchen of their new home in Chapel Hill to take it from “plain” and “basic” to eye-catching and memorable. The original footprint remained the same, but Max Hugo removed the hood cabinet to break up a long wall of cabinets and installed a new exhaust hood over the stove. Cabinets were painted a rich navy blue to offer depth and a “wow” factor without looking too dark at night. The navy color was repeated at the far end of the kitchen table to tie the spaces together.
A quartzite natural stone was used to replace all perimeter countertops and the island. Added with the white matte tiles, it creates a beautiful contrast to the dark blue cabinets. Island lighting, table lighting, under counter lighting, and recessed ceiling lighting all give this kitchen the amount of light needed for cooking, eating, and gathering. Lastly, a bench cushion and table runner were custom-made for the eating area. The paisley pattern is masculine while at the same time adding softness to all the harder surfaces in this beautiful kitchen.