Kitchens are the heart of any home. They bring people together, serve as the meeting place for holidays and events, and possess the power to envelope an entire house in aromatic delight! There are plenty of design elements that can help to make your kitchen beautiful and representative of your style- hardware, cabinet type, countertop finish, backsplash material, the list goes on... but one element, in particular, can set your kitchen apart from the rest: a custom range hood.
Designing a range hood that fits your space adds an element of design and individuality. Sara Rea recently worked with a client who purchased an 80 year old Colonial farmhouse that needed some updating throughout. The kitchen is open to a formal dining area that includes an exposed brick detail between the two spaces. Since the brick is original to the home we wanted to utilize its charm and beauty to tie the overall space and style together. Our goal was to bring a new kitchen into light while keeping with worthy historical elements- using the brick as our muse we designed a subway tiled range hood.
We'll have photos of the kitchen posted in the next week or so showcasing the custom hood design by Sara Rea and installation by Repici Contracting. In the meantime, I thought I'd focus on some gorgeous range hoods and how they bring a special sense of art and design to the kitchen:
My favorite part of this stunning kitchen is how beautifully old world charm was married with new material.
The exposed beams, arch detail, and plaster-like walls are a perfect counterpart to the patterned backsplash, shiny appliances, and sophisticated lighting.
Another pretty and subtle detail is the double oven cabinetry set into the wall with molding that perfectly mimics molding used in the custom range hood. The sloping effect of the hood also plays nicely with the arch.
This hood is incredible, definitely a show piece and major focal point in the space.
Gold details help not only to serve as a common denominator between the finishes, fixtures, and even stools, but also create balance in such a large room filled with so many elements.
Lighter wood floors and ceiling beams provide a wonderful sense of warmth among all of the hard cold marble.
Clear chair tops are also a smart choice- you wouldn't want to cover up any angle of that magnificent marble island with waterfall detail down the sides.
Lastly, I love the mixing of metals in the actual hood. It's a daring decision that certainly paid off.
The use of muted tones in this kitchen is done with such care, purpose, and grace.
A simple subway tiled backsplash under the range hood flanked by custom cabinetry on one side and open shelves on the other looks seamless, in part, because of the cream, white, and soft taupe palette.
The custom hood is also a bit of a show stopper in this space due to the mantle detail and molding against blank walls and ceiling.
Check back on our website soon to see how the farmhouse hood turned out!