Locale Designs

Spady Kitchen

spady kitchen.


THe spady’s found a mid-century gem in a quiet neighborhood with a great backyard.

…but, the house was dated.

The house boasted mid-century character and already had great vaulted ceilings. However, everything needed an update and to create the open concept they wanted there were some walls to be removed and the raised living room needed to be leveled out to the rest of the main floor.

STEP ONE: space planning

While Locale’s involvement in this project was strictly the kitchen space, the entire main floor and basement was updated before they finally moved into their new home. Planning in the kitchen came quite naturally. They listed the ways they wanted to use their space and after a few small tweaks their design was finalized. Even the color selections came easily as they knew what they liked, or rather she knew and he effortlessly agreed.

Making the kitchen space function effortlessly was important. Their kitchen features: a decorative range hood; floating shelves; the ever popular garbage pull out; a spice pull out; the new utensil and knife block pull out; a pantry cabinet with roll out shelves; a china cabinet and large drawers in the island. The spice and utensil pullouts make a nice team around the range for both visual balance and functionality.

STEP TWO: light and bright finishes

She knew what she liked and was confident in her selections! A light and bright palette, with warm wood tones and a classic navy island as the feature. We used the Cambridge door style from Merit Kitchens in their Frost finish and featured a custom dark blue (BM Nocturnal Gray) for the island. We used quartz from LG Viatera for the perimeter countertops and a custom stained red oak butcher block top for the island with a food-grade oiled finish. I love the two-tone range hood they selected and the way it pairs with the open shelves in the corner. I’m also a sucker for the pantry wall with the china cabinets, pantry and built-in microwave. It makes a lovely backdrop for their dining space.