For those who entertain large groups of friends several times per month, it is critical to have the proper amount of storage for dinner ware, flatware, glassware table linens and a whole host of other entertainment necessities. In the kitchen, there needs to be a place for all the cookware, cutlery and knives, bakeware and serveware, and then the wine cellar and other entertainment areas, adequate storage to house all the glassware for every type of drink a guess might want to enjoy.
This was the big need for a job we recently finished in northern Orlando. Working with interior designer Kristin Leschendar, Busby designer Dave Stanley developed a plan to maximize space and ensure the kitchen and entertainment areas have the necessary storage elements needed. With large pull-out drawers for easy access both high and low, every inch of storage space was maximized to accommodate all the owner’s dinnerware and cookware.
The kitchen design included miniature barrels in the ceiling to create a warm and intimate feeling. The intricate barrel-vaulted ceiling design was fashioned from brick, with ribs made from beautifully crafted walnut. Those ribs house lighting to ensure brightness even amidst the warmth of the walnut cabinetry and brick.
Mullioned arches echo the soft arches and repeat throughout the room.
The curved mullions in the glass door panels mimic the miniature barrel vaults in the brick ceiling and break up what would otherwise be a very heavy feel. Along with crisp white upper cabinets, these playful curves help maintain a lightness throughout the room. The inside of the cabinetry echoes those rich tones with walnut interiors, complementing rich walnut lower cabinets and a walnut island design to look more like a piece of furniture then an island cabinet case. Heavy crown molding tops each of the cabinets and contrast beautifully with the brick ceiling.
These same rich walnut tones are mirrored in the exquisite cabinetry in the spacious wine cellar, where the owner’s vast wine collection is stored. Walnut fronts were used on the wine refrigerator’s cooling units and contrast beautifully against the stone walls and herringbone patterned brick floor in the wine room.
Muted ebony-colored cabinets in the bar area repeat the coloring of the marble-topped table and leather-backed chairs. Those cases house even more stemware, as well as an under-counter icemaker that is covered with those same ebony-colored cabinet panels for a unified look.
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In the bedroom, the master closet is hidden behind a concealed entryway patterned to look like a hutch.