We’re back with more spaces from our newest #mgdxrancho project! In case you missed it, we recently unveiled part one of this stunning traditional-meets-transitional project. In part two, we’re revealing the kitchen nook, kitchen, pantry, family room and powder bath. Each space is designed with custom details and thoughtful touches that reflect our client’s individual style. Today’s post is full of warm neutrals, natural textures, and decorative touches that you won’t want to miss. Keep scrolling for all the goodness!
The kitchen nook is where the clients imagined spending meals together with their family. It’s also a gathering spot for when friends come over, with the best view of the kitchen and family room. As the anchor point for the nook, we opted for classic wall paneling in varying widths, along with a custom tufted nook cushion and leather seat cushion.
We love the mix of metals with brass, bronze, and nickel all at play together in the same space. The woven texture on the dining chairs gives the space a more casual feel. Our clients are coffee aficionados, so we built an espresso station for them adjacent to the breakfast nook, and used the adjacent bespoke cabinetry as a hutch for mugs and additional dinnerware storage.
Now onto the kitchen. The coffered ceiling in the family room (more on that later!) set the tone for the beam structure and the style of ceiling treatment in the kitchen and nook, carrying the same beams throughout. The overall kitchen and nook space are expansive, with the 15-foot island serving as the hub and focal point of the kitchen.
The island is white oak with a natural stain to highlight the beauty and character of the wood grain. We opted for woven leather barstools and ceramic pendants. The cabinetry is painted in a soft putty hue, and all plumbing fixtures and cabinetry hardware are unlacquered brass. We designed a full height slab backsplash on the range wall using a honed Calacatta marble with a beautiful Lacanche range.
The full height uppers in the kitchen house everyday dishwares, glassware, and cookbooks, flanked by two curved sconces. We love how the pendants and sconces give the kitchen a beautiful glow at night. Our clients are big dog lovers so they wanted to incorporate an integrated doggy station at the end of the island. The niche is clad in honed Calacatta marble with an unlacquered brass water filler.
We accented the traditional elements of the cabinetry with a clean, subtle curved plaster hood. The picture window above the sink looks out to the estate where they can see their girls playing and the dogs running around. It’s rather picture perfect.
The kitchen leads into the walk-in pantry with a charming arch detail. The pantry is a seamless continuation of the kitchen with unlacquered brass hardware, putty colored cabinets, and a sister zellige tile also used at their home bar. What’s not shown here in the pantry, and located just around the corner, is lots of open shelving with more day-to-day food storage. We love this special peek into the pantry, and how the rest of the space serves a more practical purpose for everyday use.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the family room. In an effort to define this great room of sorts, which is comprised of the family room, kitchen, and kitchen nook, a coffered ceiling with tongue and groove paneling was designed to set the tone for the space, pairing it with full height wainscot wall paneling.
An oversized, custom sectional in a cloud colored linen is made extra cozy with a mix of petite-scaled patterned throw pillows. The palette of the room has added warmth with the oak coffee table and console.
We loved the idea of contrasting darker accents with accessories in the room. We sprinkled in light and dark moments throughout, bringing in the richness of a found vessel to house seasonal florals, and a beautiful coffee table bowl that can be filled with accessories. One of our favorite pieces is the moss mound filled hourglass planter.
A romantic, commissioned art piece adds a pop of color to the space. Our clients love to travel and desired to incorporate a scene from Paris to remind them of their European travels and adventures.
Last but not least is the powder bath. A custom vanity with an integrated slab sink and a beautiful apron front detail highlights the unique veining of the Calacatta slab. The room is bordered with a tongue and groove wall paneling, and a patterned deep blue and burgundy wallpaper. A custom herringbone wood floor runs through the powder bath.
We mixed metals in here with a polished nickel gooseneck faucet paired with aged brass sconces. The space is further elevated with a perforated flushmount, and a decorative mirror reminiscent of a crest. We love how the bathroom blends both traditional and transitional design details.
Which space from part two of our latest project reveal has your heart? Let us know in the comments. Stay tuned on the blog for more reveals of our Rancho project. We’ve got two more posts for you, showcasing the kids spaces, primary suite, backyard, guest house and more! Make sure to keep up with us on Instagram to see behind-the-scenes updates from our current projects. Thanks for following along, and we’ll see you very soon!