Home on the Bay Project: The Kitchen

When you step into the light-filled kitchen area of the Home on the Bay…  your eye is drawn to the subtle details and textural accents that bring this space to life. From the tongue and groove on the ceiling to the brick from the exterior filling the backsplash, each element […]

When you step into the light-filled kitchen area of the Home on the Bay… 

your eye is drawn to the subtle details and textural accents that bring this space to life. From the tongue and groove on the ceiling to the brick from the exterior filling the backsplash, each element makes this custom new-build kitchen feel intentional. 

We were lucky to work on this project located in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, collaborating with Sausalito Construction and Holscher Architecture 

The kitchen is the heart of the home and often where we spend more time than any other space. Our clients wanted a space that felt timeless and functional for their young family for years to come, and we can’t wait to take you inside! 

“This kitchen is versatile enough to stand the test of time, but the details take it to the next level.”

– Shea McGee

Because our clients wanted a minimal palette, we wanted to take the elements up a notch with mixed materials and added character wherever we could. This kitchen is versatile enough to stand the test of time, but the details take it to the next level. 

The layout of this space has two focal points — the wall of windows with the kitchen sink and the range wall. In designing it, we wanted to make sure you saw both focal points from the moment you walked into the space and that they both felt special without competing. 

Home on the Bay Project: The Kitchen
Home on the Bay Project: The Kitchen

We enveloped the beautiful Lacanche range’s surroundings with painted white brick from the home’s exterior and stretched the hood from side to side, so it felt integrated and made a statement with scale. 

Home on the Bay Project: The Kitchen

“Pained glass window fronts speak to the timeless character we were aiming for in this design and help frame the space with visual weight.”

– Shea McGee

We had a bank of windows and a space on the sink wall on either end and while we considered sconces or floating cabinets initially, we decided to frame the area with tall hutch cabinets that feel like furniture. Pained glass window fronts speak to the timeless character we were aiming for in this space and help frame out the space with visual weight 

Vertical tongue and groove ties in with the ceiling details, and then we did these little, tiny niches on either side for salt, pepper, and olive oil, adding a layer to the white backdrop. 

Home on the Bay Project: The Kitchen
Home on the Bay Project: The Kitchen

“The handle across the front of the stainless sink is one of my favorite details in this space and one of the elements that take the design to the next level.”

– Shea McGee

The handle across the front of the stainless sink is one of my favorite details in this space and one of the elements that take the design to the next level. It’s a great example of combining both style and function, and we love the idea of our clients being able to hang hand towels or dish brushes there for easy access and clean-up. 

Home on the Bay Project: The Kitchen
Home on the Bay Project: The Kitchen

“The natural materials in this kitchen really speak for themselves.”

– Shea McGee

Focusing on the mix of materials was important in this space. The natural materials in this kitchen really speak for themselves — from the black soapstone with textural veining and movement to the woven seagrass island seating. 

“This little workstation nook in the kitchen adds just the right amount of charm to this space and is the perfect place for our client’s young kids to do homework.”

– Shea McGee

Off to the left in the kitchen, we had space to incorporate this little workstation nook that adds just the right amount of charm to this space and is the perfect place for our client’s young kids to do homework. 

Home on the Bay Project: The Kitchen
Home on the Bay Project: The Kitchen

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“There is no right answer when it comes to whether or not to go with a white kitchen. It’s about picking what works for your home and for you.”

– Shea McGee

There will always be those who hate white kitchens, and there will always be the clients who say that they love the look and feel of a white kitchen. The reality is there is no right answer when it comes to whether or not to go with a white kitchen. It’s about picking what works for your home and for you. Design is all about trusting your instincts and doing what you love, especially in a space where you spend so much time! 

Home on the Bay Project: The Kitchen

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