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Interior Design Services - Window

On the opposite wall, five doors replicate the design of the refrigerator/freezer panels.

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Interior Design Services - Door

In the butler’s pantry, doors on the antiqued-mirror china cabinets repeat the X motif.

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Table - Window

The kitchen opens to a family room.

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False Creek - Interior Design Services

A cook wall centers on a Wolf range, flanked by cabinets and an integrated refrigerator and freezer on either end.

Sense of Symmetry

Custom details impart character and distinction in an Alexandria kitchen

Sense of Symmetry The distinctive X motif adorning the bespoke kitchen is just one example of the many custom details lavished on the renovation of an Alexandria home. Designer Chris Cahill orchestrated its kitchen/family room addition to provide the owners with plenty of room for entertaining and “an immense amount of storage.”

A strong sense of symmetry drove Cahill’s kitchen plan. A cook wall centers on a 48-inch Wolf range, flanked by cabinets and an integrated refrigerator and freezer on either end.

On the opposite wall, five doors replicate the design of the refrigerator/freezer panels. Four conceal pantry storage for everything from dishes and appliances to dry goods. Meanwhile, the center door opens to a butler’s pantry where the doors on antiqued-mirror china cabinets repeat the X motif. “Antiqued mirrors,” observes Cahill, “give brightness to space without showing everything that’s in a cabinet.”

In the center of the kitchen, the owners enjoy plenty of workspace on a long island with quartzite countertops. The custom cabinet color, Saturday Putty, was originally conceived by Cahill for the husband’s home office; the owners decided to carry the subtle, earthy shade into the kitchen as well.

A backsplash made of glazed tile installed in a herringbone pattern adds a final grace note. Says Cahill, the tile “lends sparkle and makes the kitchen come alive.”

KITCHEN DESIGN/BUILD & CABINETRY: CHRIS CAHILL, Cahill Design Build, Olney, Maryland. INTERIOR DESIGN: MARIKA MEYER, Marika Meyer Interiors, Bethesda, Maryland.

All the Details
Countertops: R. Bratti. Pendant Lights: Urban Electric. Chandelier: Avrett LightingFlooring: Select Floors. Tile: Renaissance Tile. Stools: Woodbridge Furniture. Dining
Chairs:
Century Furniture.

 

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