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The before shots of this custom kitchen are here.  It was an enjoyable design process with a creative and very involved client.

This is a view of the kitchen from the entry hall

Warm glow of orange glass pendant lights

Iridescent orange and gold accent tiles are like music notes in the field of white rectangles

Shimmering figured ash cabinetry with simple mortised drawer pulls (Freedman and Chesley Custom Cabinets)

Close-up of the beautiful solid ash curved bar top (also by Freedman and Chesley, Emeryville, CA)

Custom designed cabinetry to fit the client’s tansu pieces

Intersection of black, white, and warm wood (the black Paperstone countertop matches the tv cabinet across the room)

Laundry and pantry are conveniently close at hand behind a subtle white-painted pocket door

Architect and client in the new kitchen!

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At last this sculptural TV cabinet is in place and all the cords contained neatly in the base.

The seven variously sized compartments are designed to hold the cable box, remote controls, and perhaps a dvd or a few books. The two seams in the Paperstone top elegantly slice the pentagon into three pieces. The sturdy painted poplar blocks that form the support structure are staggered in and out. The deeper set blocks disappear into the blackness of the piece.

Thanks to Gabe of Semolina Designs for selling me the remnant and helping with fabrication of the Paperstone top.

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I’ll post photos of the finished kitchen next.

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While I was working on this piece, the Royal Wedding occurred in England.  Queen Elizabeth was praised by the press for the “timeless elegance” of her cheerful yellow suit and matching hat.  It is proper for a queen to be dignified yet approachable. Reading about the contrast between the queen’s attire and the more modern styles that were worn by other guests reminded me of the contrast between my two recent furniture projects. The yellow corner cabinet is cheerful and whimsical,  while the simple, black, angular lines of the TV cabinet  speak a different language.

It has been a complex design and assembly process, accommodating various components and cords, but it is almost finished.

One more coat of polish, and then we deliver and install.

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