The style was pretty well set when kitchen designer Jane Powell created this kitchen Cabinet Sale for Phoebe and Nick Bryans and their three kids. “Phoebe had a clear vision of what she wanted, which was design-led with a slightly industrial feel, using stainless steel and brick,” Powell says. But in addition to aesthetics, the functionality and atmosphere of the space were crucial too. “It had to be a relaxed family area,” Powell says. “Friendly and warm, not at all clinical, and somewhere that reflected the family’s personalities.”Phoebe Bryans came armed with a mood board of images, and she and Powell worked closely together to design the space. “Her ideas were very much on the pulse of current trends,” Powell says. “One tear sheet she had Cabinet Sale featured an open shelf on an island, so we incorporated that here.” "Kitchen at a Glance
“The central island is a key piece for the whole family,” Powell says. “The children can be at one end doing their homework while Phoebe or Nick are cooking at the other. Everyone can be seated without feeling tight for space.” The shelf in the island was Phoebe’s idea and is home to small stacks of Cabinet Sale white china and a row of cookbooks. “It contributes to the relaxed feel,” Powell says.
“This kitchen works beautifully for everyone,” Powell says. “It’s a huge open-plan room with the island at its center, a relaxed living space at one end and a dining area in the glass extension at the other. The kitchen links the two spaces beautifully.” Ample storage keeps the space functioning and looking orderly. A pantry beside the ovens, for example, holds food items such as dry goods and spices.RoundhouseThe stainless steel worktop on the island extends out to create a place to sit. In addition to the Cabinet Sale steel, Corian and matte lacquer, the island and units also feature thin strips of oak. “We designed the solid oak handrail on all the cabinetry to bring warmth to the dark gray and steel scheme,” Powell says. Roundhouse“We chose robust stainless steel for the island worktop, which brings with it a utilitarian feel,” Powell says. “It had to be tough enough to stand up to family life, but also foolproof in terms of heat resistance and Cabinet Sale day-to-day wear and tear. Phoebe also likes the patina that develops with continual use.”
“We included lots of storage in the kitchen to cater for food, equipment and everything else!” Powell says. There are two sets of drawers alongside the stove for pots, utensils and cutlery, a pantry beside the ovens for food, and open shelves above the sink that house china, small appliances and books. Roundhouse“On the sink run we used Corian in Glacier White for the worktop, to differentiate the Cabinet Sale area from the island while keeping it neutral and easy to clean,” Powell says.
Natural light floods in via the glass roof and doors in the dining area, so that the kitchen Cabinet Sale, positioned right in the center of the house, feels bright and can carry off a gray scheme beautifully."