Recently we were brought into a kitchen renovation in Concord, MA, by our lifelong friend, designer, Chad Michael Peters. The setting, decor and the homeowners’ passion for history gave us the genre in which to work. Our mission, respect the homes colonial roots, while implementing beauty and functionality.

Kitchen & Bath Details designer, Tena and Chad collaborated to design cabinetry and trim that enhances the understated luxury of natural cherry cabinetry in a hand finished matte. Plain and Fancy Cabinets were the perfect choice to execute such an elegant cabinetry design. As a nod toward a more modern trend, there is the introduction of soft white cabinetry on the island which houses the warming oven. This is all finished in custom honed and antiqued granite counter tops. Tena's is known for her detailed eye, and the more time the homeowners spend in this kitchen their appreciation for her technical skill is growing.

There are literally thousands of tiles to choose from; for this modern traditional kitchen the elegant classic, antique subway tile in soft white, was a natural choice. A signature beaded detail made the quilted pattern behind the stove a true tile showcase.

Jill poured through hardware catalogue after catalogue until our decision was unanimous, nickel handles and drawer pulls and the fabulous Kohler faucet to add an elegant finishing touch.

The mood of any room is always set by the lighting, this is particularly important in a kitchen, where you quickly transition from the task of cooking to sitting down with your loved ones to share the events of the day. It was of utmost importance to keep the lighting fixtures consistant with the period of the home; hence the decision to install custom nickel pendant lighting.

It was a joy to be a part of this project. Kitchen redesigns allow us to infuse a home with new life and enhance the homeowners’ enjoyment of this room that is always the center of activity!

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