Design and decor dictate a room’s atmosphere.
Designer Angela Free created a transitional San Francisco pied-à-terre kitchen using soft colors, restraint in details and over-sized accents. The custom color cabinets seemingly float on quarter sawn oak floors bleached to a light cream finish and against the complimenting natural wicker walls. Mosaic tiles of Calacata marble and Seagrass limestone highlight the backsplash whereas cream counters fade away. A pair of large Hicks pendants by Thomas O’Brien feature bronze with antique brass accents and shades of white glass. While grand decorative fixtures (especially lanterns) are overused jewels, these have such an elegant theatrical appearance it’s easy to forgive this trendy detail. Substantial landscape artwork draws the eye to a mountainous horizon framed in black. Simple striped shades, woven baskets, soft linens and an upholstered low back bench bring texture. This design could be easily transplanted to a modern farmhouse or beach kitchen. Wherever it resides, how heavenly it would be.