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Bayou Kitchen contemporary-kitchen

Bayou Kitchen

This new home is a study in eclectic contrasts. The client loves modern design yet still wanted to blend a bit of her southern traditional heritage into the overall feel of her new home. The goal and challenge was to combine functionality in a large space with unique details that spoke to the client’s love of artisitic creativity and rich materials.

With 14 foot ceilings the challenge was to not let the kitchen space “underwhelm” the rest of the open floor plan as the kitchen, dining and great room all are part of the larger footprint. To this end, we designed a modern enclosure that allowed additional height and heft to help balance the “weight” of the kitchen with the other areas.
The long island designed for entertaining features a custom designed iron “table” housing the microwave drawer and topped with a checkboard endgrain cherry and walnut wood top. This second “island” is part of the rich details that define the kitchen.
The upper cabinets have unusual triple ring iron inserts, again, designed for the unexpected use of material richness..along with the antique mirror rather than glass as the background.
The platter rack on the end of the left side elevation also replicates the iron using it for the dowels.
The panels on the Subzero refrigerator are crafted from burled walnut veneer chosen to echo the browns and blacks throughout much of the furnishings.

The client did not want or need a large range as we planned a second ancillary oven for the pantry/laundry space around the corner. When I pointed out the capacity of the Wolf 36 inch range was actually larger than a 30 inch oven, it sealed the deal for only one oven in the main cooking center. We did not want the cooking area to be dwarfed however, so used a custom black cold rolled steel hood that is 60 inches long. The panels on the Sub Zero refrigerator are another blend of eclectic materials.
Along the left side cabinetry where the cabinets die into the wall, we chose to run the calcutta gold marble 4x16 stone up the wall and utilize thick glass shelves for some visual interest in this corner. Also, this corner would be tough to access with doors. I liked the prep sink area to feel open and airy as well.

This beautiful kitchen is quite unique that combines functionality in a large space with one of a kind details!


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wendylbg wrote:
name of sink?
   Comment   March 19, 2013
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Bill Fry Construction - Wm. H. Fry Const. Co.
Here's a similar sink:
Blanco 440110 Performa Double Basin Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink 33 1/8" x 20"
You can find a Blanco dealer here:
:) Rhoda
April 20, 2013 at 11:01AM   
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Southam Design Inc wrote:
Can you give us the faucet spec? Our Client likes it. Thanks. Penny Southam
   Comment   August 28, 2012
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Bill Fry Construction - Wm. H. Fry Const. Co.
Looks like a discontinued Blanco:
Blanco 157-038-ST Kitchen Faucet Dual Cross Handles with Pullout Spray Satin Nickel
:) Rhoda
April 20, 2013 at 11:08AM   
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verajustine wrote:
what granite or marble is that on countertop?
   Comment   April 16, 2012
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Gina Johnson
Marble for sure, either carrara or a variation of Bianco
April 25, 2012 at 4:53PM   
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In Detail Interiors
Nope. It is Calacutta gold. And is far more pricey than carrarra.
July 26, 2012 at 9:45PM     
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linny060 wrote:
what is the paint color on the walls?
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The Shabby Nest
Try Valspar's Naivete.
November 8, 2011 at 9:14PM   
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remodel260 wrote:
where was lighting purchased
   Comment   May 24, 2011
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DeCocco Design
Looks like the Linear Strand from Z Gallerie. Ulextra makes something very similar, too.
May 25, 2011 at 5:56AM   
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What is the quality of the crystals on this light? Are they cloudy at all? Also what is the width of the canopy piece at the ceiling that the wires hang on?
February 15, 2013 at 10:02AM   
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martha4210 wrote:
please, what is flooring? - what type of flooring, color?
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nursing04 wrote:
Island - What is the height if the island?
   Comment   December 4, 2012

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