KitchenSouthwestern Kitchen, Santa Barbara
Design and Architecture by Kate Svoboda-Spanbock of HERE Design and Architecture
Shannon Malone © 2012 Houzz
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Apron. You don't have to have a traditional-style kitchen to install an apron sink. These sinks have a decorative exposed front, called an apron. Contemporary colored cabinets contrast the old-world style of the apron farmhouse-style sink here. If you've decided that your new kitchen design calls for an apron sink, make sure to tell your kitchen designer right away. The dedicated base cabinet for this sink has to be custom made.
This space is magical to me. It speaks to my love of color and of clean, open spaces with abundant natural light. The bank of painted wood windows is utterly charming, as is the farmhouse sink and graceful gooseneck faucet. It's a kitchen that must be an absolute pleasure to cook and entertain in.
To choose the color palette, Svoboda-Spanbock brought in five color boards for the couple to choose from. "At first I didn't like any of them," says Stephens. "Imagining this red right next to this green on a board just seemed like too much, but now I love it!"The couple was originally hesitant about the lime-green Goldenberry shade by Pratt & Lambert on all of the window and door frames. Svoboda-Spanbock explained that the view outside of this home is always green or brown. Framing the view with the lime green highlights the outdoor scenery.