spruce head island additional imagesContemporary Kitchen, San Francisco
Featured on the cover of the Boston Globe Magazine, this “modern cottage” was designed to accommodate the client’s intimate lifestyle, with an open floor plan that allows light to flow through the rooms. Primary household functions were placed in opposite corners of the house to orchestrate a diagonal movement from one end of the house to the other, which in turn creates a sense of spaciousness within this modest structure.
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"When planning small space, think about what you have and where it will go, and design for your daily life," advises Shores. "I spent a lot of time talking with my clients about what their life looks like and planning out what their storage needs would be."Case in point: Shores used every inch she could underneath the staircase. The black square you see is the entrance to a built-in dog bed. To the left of it is a half-bath, hidden behind a pocket door. Cabinets: Ikea; counters: Corian; paint: Harmony Simply White, Sherwin-Williams; appliances: Energy Star rated