The prep island on the heart of the cook house helps connect the room to its origins as an 1890 farmhouse with freestanding furniture. Smokey tones and striking sculptural parts supply a dramatic flair to this quaint cook house by Paris-based designer Jean-Louis Deniot. The upper cupboards fitted with mirrored eglomise facings “almost look like venetian blinds,” notes the designer.
The source for this sought-after material happened when the home-owner dismantled a nearby collapsing farmhouse. In the process, he also milled the lumber after which handed it over to his cabinetmaker to use throughout construction. These owners created an island that has every little thing you want, together with the kitchen sink. At one …Read More