Rich green paint and a unique patterned floor create an inviting place for family and guests.
Inspired by green doors while traveling in Argentina, 33 paint samples were tested before the cabinet color was chosen. The winner was a deep green from Fine Paints of Europe. Normally, the custom cabinetry with Peruvian walnut counters would be enough to take my breath away, but the off-white and off-black custom-stamped tile pattern and its aged patina are to die for. Continuing the indoor/outdoor tile into the outdoor dining area is genius, as it visually expands the space – especially when the doors are kept open. This is L.A. after all.
The stainless hood, single shelf and propped artwork are simple against the subway tile wall. I would have to guess the tile is by Heath Ceramics since the owner of this Spanish style home is Ramin Shamshiri, founding partner of Commune Design. His wife, Donna Langley, is co-chairman of Universal Pictures. Commune designed Heath Ceramic’s L.A. studio and store and the more recent San Francisco Ferry Building location. Conical Theo pendants by Paul Ferrante were used as an alternative to recessed can lighting. Original mid-century Van Keppel-Green stools at the island have been recovered in leather.
I can’t help but wonder about the rest of the layout. Prep sink and warming drawer in the island. Handy pot filler to the left of the range. It appears to be a short hike to wherever the main sink and dishwasher are located in relation to the cooking area. But I’d be willing to invest in a pair of hiking boots.