Sarah Stacey, the principal and founder of her Austin-based design firm Sarah Stacey Design, is all about elevating one’s ideas and pushing their design boundaries to inspiring places.
We asked her how this bright and sunny family kitchen came together for one family in Mouton, Texas.
“This is the house where our clients’ family comes to eat great meals and connect for the holidays throughout the year. Their knack for cooking large meals when their grown children and grandchildren visit required this space to be opened for better circulation and provide plenty of seating.
There was a six-foot wide pantry that had a window in it, so we converted it to built-in seating to utilize during those big family gatherings. Then we relocated the pantry into the kitchen and integrated it into the cabinets.
The kitchen at first had a desk and an island that was too large and didn’t provide enough functional storage. We addressed that by adding in modern cabinetry while respecting the home’s old-school Victorian style.
We presented two paint options to our client – one conservative (white) and the other a wild card (green), and we are so glad they went with the wild card! Some of our favorite projects are when clients took design risks.”
This handy pull-down faucet from Waterstone Faucets and apron sink from Kohler add beautiful yet practical details.
A window seat provided much needed extra seating and the gorgeous wallpaper is William Morris’s Pimpernel
Statement making pendant lights from Rejuvenation bring a fresh, modern touch to an otherwise Victorian style space.
The family chose Clary Sage paint from Sherwin Williams for a soft, warm look. Tile from Architerra Showroom and drawer pulls from Amerock adds to the charm.
The kitchen has every modern convenience needed with a cooktop from Jenn-Air and a wine refrigerator from Perlick