Susan Brook Interiors
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Walnut horizontal grain kitchen contemporary-kitchen

Walnut horizontal grain kitchen

This amazing kitchen was a total transformation from the original. Windows were removed and added, walls moved back and a total remodel.
The original plain ceiling was changed to a coffered ceiling, the lighting all totally re-arranged, new floors, trim work as well as the new layout.
I designed the kitchen with a horizontal wood grain using a custom door panel design, this is used also in the detailing of the front apron of the soapstone sink. The profile is also picked up on the profile edge of the marble island.
The floor is a combination of a high shine/flat porcelain. The high shine is run around the perimeter and around the island. The Boos chopping board at the working end of the island is set into the marble, sitting on top of a bowed base cabinet. At the other end of the island i pulled in the curve to allow for the glass table to sit over it, the grain on the island follows the flat panel doors. All the upper doors have Blum Aventos lift systems and the chefs pantry has ample storage. Also for storage i used 2 aluminium appliance garages. The glass tile backsplash is a combination of a pencil used vertical and square tiles. Over in the breakfast area we chose a concrete top table with supports that mirror the custom designed open bookcase.
The project is spectacular and the clients are very happy with the end results.

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June 9, 2014
jenziewright wrote:
What is the white countertop material and color name? - What is the white countertop material and color name?
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The island is Danby Marble, regards Susan
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Montclair Danby Striato
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August 12, 2013
Carmen Trujillo wrote:
What size & brand of the recessed lighting did you use please? Thanks
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We make Contemporary Stained Glass Lighting and Art and we have some lighting pieces that you could like if you liked this. We customize size and color; visit our website at to see some options.
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The recessed lights are 4-inch gimbal, i will try and find out the manufacturer. Regards, Susan
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August 5, 2013
gail7897 wrote:
Love the floor tile but what color and is it polished or unpolished - I understand the tile is Crossville Empire 7x21 but what color is it and is it polished or unpolished?
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I used the polished around the island and the unpolished as the rest, the color is

Regards, Susan
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August 1, 2013
lcjames wrote:
I like really the tile floor. What tile is this? And what size? Thanks
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what color did you use?
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This is the link to the color,

Regards, Susan
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April 8, 2013
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The house is traditional, the kitchen has some aspects of that with a more contemporary twist. I am sorry but i cannot give out my clients costs on this. Glad you liked it, regards, Susan
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Ok..Thanks for the info..
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March 11, 2013
randeeak wrote:
Alternate floor? - Hi! If you were to choose a wood floor to go w/walnut cabinets, what would you choose? FYI, I am thinking of incorporating natural maple cabinetry as well in order to lighten up my space.
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I have used a gray washed wood floor with walnut which looks fabulous with the tones of walnut, gives a slightly contemporary look. Also have used a same tone wood floor which gives a more uniform overall look. Regards,

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February 15, 2013
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The island is Danby Marble and the pendants are from Schoolhouse Electrics. Thanks for the question, Susan
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Beautiful materials throughout.
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January 28, 2013
sdangeva wrote:
who makes these cabinets??
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I use my own cabinet maker who follows my designs, thank you for the question. Regards, Susan
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November 30, 2012
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The tiles are all glass.
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October 31, 2012
tjwaters wrote:
What is the wood used in these cabinets? Love the color variations!
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Tony Coles
Thanks for responding. Even if you can't get a ratio it'd be super helpful knowing the general shades of stain you used. Anything to get me going in the correct direction.

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Tony, looks like the majority of the ratio is a dye called Autumn Haze with a little Burnt Sugar, the manufacturer of that stain is Accessa..good luck! Regards, Susan.
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October 28, 2012
lavinadatwani wrote:
Where are the chairs from? Beautiful!
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I have only had them four months, and with light use they are doing fine. My main concern is the base because It is not stainless steel, but chrome. I can already see fine lines from where the broom has brushed over it so I am now careful to avoid broom contact. If I had to purchase them all over again I would, though. Hope this helps!
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It does help. Thanks so much! They're beautiful!
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October 26, 2012
Corinne Madias wrote:
what is ceiling height?This is beautifully modern.
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Thank you for your compliment, the ceiling height is 9 feet. Regards, Susan
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The home's original kitchen had a larger corner window and one where the range and hood sit now. Brick makes up the exterior of the home, so moving the windows around took the hard work of an expert mason. The previously plain ceiling had 6-inch recessed lights installed all over. Brook designed a plaster coffered ceiling — taking into account exactly where the cabinets would fall — and added pendants to complement additional recessed lighting. Pendants: Schoolhouse Electric; bar stools:; flooring: porcelain tile, Crossville; cabinetry, shelving: custom, walnut
2. Smart Storage Solutions in IndianaWhile stunning at first glance, this kitchen has more than meets the eye. Designer Susan Brook custom designed horizontal-grain cabinetry with built-in tambour doors, trash rollouts, knife storage and a lift for a mixer — among other items — to help the family stay organized.

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