An unusual indigo cabinet kitchen is designed as a decorative showpiece and for entertaining
This indigo cabinet kitchen is a great example of the way scale and color work together. Designer Bunny Williams designed cabinets in the color of distressed indigo blue jeans. Conceptually, for me, this is new Texas ranch/manor house style, a highly original mix and one that’s not easy to pull off. But the color gives this well designed kitchen a real wow factor. High ceilings, exposed wood beams and stately house proportions help it all long.
The kitchen’s focal point is the range wall with a dominating indigo-painted chimney hood that draws your attention to the cooking center with its Viking pro-style range. Additional under-counter oven is off to the left. A pair of unfitted horizontal spice cabinets hang on the wall on each side of the hood over a white Moroccan zelij tile range guard. The cabinets line up with the hood’s corbels with scrolled iron brackets to amp up the rustication. Throughout, the granite counters are keyed to a Jerusalem limestone floor in a perfect blend. The kitchen also has a sizeable granite-topped indigo-blue island with seating. The island also boasts a prep sink. The double-bowl main sink is across the aisle and, oddly, below a tall upper cabinet. And what a chandelier, Venetian style with colored glass and multiple arms!
The main sink occupies the center of a cabinet wall constructed like a hutch. There are paneled dishwashers on each side. The main island with the prep sink and seating serves the main work space. A second, smaller island clad in talavera tiles has colors that either provided the palette for the kitchen or colors that point it up. An arched door, screened by natural-wood plantation shutters, opens to the outside and provides excellent natural light that’s needed with such dark cabinets. The arch also gives us a clue to the Mediterranean style of the house.
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