Playful Blues – MC Project, Mountain View Ca.
An existing 84 square foot non-functional kitchen, separated from the rest of the house, was very limiting for a single parent of young children. A study and bathroom were combined to create an efficient kitchen with an accessible pantry.
A narrow walnut-island functions as a place for prepping, eating and doing home work. The island and upper cabinet’s open shelves provide storage and visual appeal.
Backsplash mosaic tiles inspired the color scheme. Pale gray upper cabinets and light wood floors are grounded with deep blue base cabinets. The walnut wood-island and accents of orange warm the space.
The strong horizontal line of the upper cabinets is repeated in the glass subway and mosaic tile layout. Movement of the mosaic pattern creates a visual texture that brings cheer.
Natural light combined with overhead task and accent fixtures, provide layers of lighting in a kitchen that has now become the hub of the house.