Photo Gallery VI: Remodeled Kitchen
A touch of Tuscany and Provence: Really only about as far apart as Minneapolis and Chicago it is difficult to differentiate between antique furniture from the Tuscany region of Italy and Aix-en-Provence, France-even for antiques dealers. The inspiration for the island design was an antique French buffet. The custom designed range hood is hand carved limestone, carved by a real French stone mason. The perimeter cabinets are not yet shown here, but look to the Butler’s pantry for the feeling. Custom designed furniture pieces were made for the corner spaces on each side of a window for a more interesting room that functions better for the owners than typical kitchen cabinets.
Custom cabinetry design
Custom Cabinets in Butler’s Pantry
Alder wood with granite tops

Custom Furniture Design
Corner Cabinet
This custom kitchen cabinet designed as kitchen furniture is made from 100 your old pine

Kitchen furniture design
Bonnet-Top Armoire
Cabinet is custom designed to serve as a pantry

Custom French kitchen island design
Kitchen Furniture
The kitchen island was inspired by a French antique & designed to look like a piece of furniture - parquet top & all.  The window replaced an old door.

Custom hand carved hood design
Tuscany Inspired Cookcenter
Custom designed limestone range hood with plaster 'over-mantle,' pot filler & hand made tiles

Faux painting design
Hood Close-Up
Pattern provided to faux painters