How can you combine the relaxation of a vacation with the bustle of daily life? Well, Blackband Design did just that when the homeowners of a San Juan Capistrano, California cottage were ready to renovate their Cape Cod-inspired kitchen.
Cape Cod Creativity
“Inspired by a vacation home they’d visited, they wanted to give this new home that vacation-home vibe,” explains project designer Ashley Porter. “The key for our clients in hiring us is our capability to take this very heavy, kind of drab interior Tuscan space and create more of a fun, light, bright, Cape Cod inspired feel,” explains Wendy Blackband, owner/designer of Blackband Design.
Making a Statement with Marble
Glistening in white, this kitchen is designed for everyday family life. A massive piece of gorgeous marble stands as the centerpiece of the space. “We went back and forth on the size of the island but chose one that really allowed for extra seating” Ashley says. “The island is a natural white marble that we chose after combing through several different slabs. It’s important to find one that has the right character and veining.”
Cape Cod-Inspired Kitchen Countertops
To keep the spotlight on the marble island, Ashley and Wendy opted for a different feel for the perimeter countertops. They used Caesarstone quartz and mixed in a Jeffrey Court marble mosaic backsplash. “The combination adds an elegant finish while similarly being livable and user friendly,” Ashley says.
Luxurious & Livable
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