This Kitchen Is the Definition of Modern Farmhouse Style


Be daring and layer your lighting.

Be daring and layer your lighting.

Knowing the 16-foot-high ceiling could handle grand-gesture lighting, Clasen hung large-scale pendants from the Urban Electric Co. powder-coated in white. The statement fixtures — more than three feet tall and weighing 150 pounds each —”bring the drama,” she says. As a counter-point, a single row of 11 bare bulbs illuminates the kitchen table. Although minimal, the massed grouping “makes an impact all its own.” 

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If you can, go big à la an actual barn.

At 25-by-20 feet, the open kitchen — “It’s as huge as a barn,” Clasen says — needed furnishings scaled for its size. Like the island: It’s 14-feet long, topped with a Caesarstone countertop in Blizzard, and outfitted with a Rohl restaurant-style sprayer faucet and a Miele dishwasher. “It anchors the floor plan,” Clasen says. “Anything smaller would have been swallowed up by the vastness.” To match the island’s proportions, Clasen chose a 10-foot-long Restoration Hardware dining table of rough-hewn reclaimed white oak. Clean-lined Hans Wegner Wishbone chairs ensure that the look doesn’t skew too rustic. 

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Be daring and layer your lighting.

Knowing the 16-foot-high ceiling could handle grand-gesture lighting, Clasen hung large-scale pendants from the Urban Electric Co. powder-coated in white. The statement fixtures — more than three feet tall and weighing 150 pounds each —”bring the drama,” she says. As a counter-point, a single row of 11 bare bulbs illuminates the kitchen table. Although minimal, the massed grouping “makes an impact all its own.” 

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Opt for graphic tile.

Cement tiles from Ann Sacks, installed behind the Thermador gas cooktop and the dry bar beside the dining table, add the right amount of focal-point pattern. The handcrafted Moroccan tiles “have loads of personality,” Clasen says.

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Don’t be afraid of bold color.

Whites feel brighter and grays fresher in the presence of the deep slate-gray cabinetry color, Benjamin Moore’s Wrought Iron. “It’s as close to black as you can get without actually doing black and scaring the clients,”Clasen jokes. 

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Big space, bigger details.

Just outside, a gas fireplace with glazed terra-cotta tiles and an18-foot-tall stuccoed chimney is “the patio’s sculptural focal point,” Olsen says. The bench-size cement hearth doubles as extra seating during parties. Overhead, a pergola of 6-by-10-inch cedar beams provides a sense of enclosure and partial sun protection without weighing the space down. The gray stain contrasts with the home’s white exterior and the Urban Electric Co. trellis lights offer after-hours illumination. 

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Bring it outside.

Reluctant to wait years for a reddish-brown ipe deck to mellow in color, the clients picked a heat-treated hardwood that appears weathered from the get-go. As resilient as ipe, the planks resist moisture and decay. 

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This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of House Beautiful.

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SOURCE:http://www.housebeautiful.com/room-decorating/kitchens/g4591/raili-clasen-kitchen/

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