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.