Modern kitchen design with natural roots

Kitchen designer - Leah Heinsius

Written by: Jennifer L. K. Atkins

Passionate about entertaining regularly, the Kunkles felt their indoor spaces, and their kitchen design in particular, fell far short of the bar set by the extraordinary back yard. “This is a big house, yet everyone would stand around the island in the kitchen. The problem was ours was shut off from the other rooms, as well as the outside—physically and visually,” said Lisa. “Our goal was to open up all three spaces—living room, kitchen and dining room—and to be able to bring the feel of the back yard in more.”

Drawing a clear relationship between the outdoor and indoor spaces, Senior Designer Leah Heinsius of Faralli Kitchen & Bath used wood and leather to pull in the natural textures of the outdoors. Their deep brown tones combined with burnt orange and red bring a warmth and coziness reminiscent of sitting around the fire pit outside. It contrasts well with the cool meditative tones of green and a silvery grey also pulled in from the garden.

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