Photos by Chris Veith Photography
It is an absolute honor to have the very first kitchen I feature on my blog be this amazing one from Stonington Cabinetry & Designs. This stunning kitchen served as the inspiration for my kitchen design in the farmhouse I am currently building, which you can follow on Instagram. With four kids, a large extended family and many friends, our kitchen is a continually buzzing place, so while I love an all-white kitchen, it is not the best design choice for this stage of our lives. The warmth of the gray cabinetry partnered with all the natural wood creates such an inviting, classic yet trendy look. I know a lot of you love this kitchen as much as I do, so I hope you enjoy this tour! Make sure to take notes as I will be providing links for almost everything you see, including that gorgeous runner that I get asked about constantly!
A little more about Stonington Cabinetry & Design, they are a family owned and operated company serving parts of New Jersey. Over thirty years ago, they were started as a construction company by mom and dad, Karen and Robert. Their sons, Justin and Tyler, joined the family business and turned the focus to creating a design studio that offered a quality line of custom cabinetry. Additionally, they offer truly unparalleled design and installation services that focus on attention to detail and design craftsmanship. They specialize in high-end kitchens and provide a commitment to excellence that shows in their impeccable, immaculate, impressive designs. You can follow them on Instagram, @the_brothers_stonington.
Now that we have introduced the skilled craftsman behind the work, let’s start our tour!
Rather than just installing floating shelves, The Stonington Brothers chose to incorporate this latest design trend into their upper cabinetry. Their twist on this trend provides a more timeless, traditional and classic look while still providing the ability to beautifully display unique pieces and integrate natural wood into the cabinets. The simple construction of the shaker style cabinet doors also lends themselves to the timeless style of this kitchen.
Drawer Pulls: Restoration Hardware Lambeth Smooth Pull- Similar here
Door Knobs: Restoration Hardware Lambeth Knob- Similar here
Dishwasher: Fisher Paykel 24″ Stainless Dishwasher Drawers
Though most designs look best in odd numbers, choosing two larger pendant lights rather than three smaller ones was a fabulous choice in this design. The pendant light over the sink ties in to balance out the look and the shape of these lights adds a modern twist to this kitchen. If you have followed me for very long, you know I am a huge fan of windows over the kitchen sink. Not only does it make the dishes seem like less of a chore, it allows me to watch my kids playing while I am work. Additionally, the natural light streaming in enhances the beauty of the entire space.
Pendant Lighting: Option 1
or Option 2
The corner that captured Instagram! To date, this photograph right here is my highest performing Instagram post! It is easy to see why everyone fell in love with it as quickly as I did. Everything about this corner is perfection. All the design elements from this kitchen are represented in this one corner and speak to the airy, open, and inviting space that makes this kitchen the timeless beauty that it is.Mixer:Kitchen-Aid
Jars with Wood Lids: Anchor Hocking
Like the wood on the open shelves, flooring, and island, this custom build kitchen hood is natural walnut. It is stained at a 25% sheen. All the cutting and serving boards displayed on the countertops and island, tie the floors, shelves, mantel and island together perfectly.
Utensil Organizer: Concrete Utensil Organizer
Backsplash: 3×12 subway tile -Similar here
Hood Insert: Similar 48″ Monsoon II
Cake Plate: Wayfair
Flooring: Walnut- stained with MinWax Dark Walnut Oil Based Satin Finish, 3 coats
Walls: Benjamin Moore Shoreline
Countertops are Quartz byPolarStone
Island Dimensions: Countertop-104″x53″
Island Base- 90″x39″
Kitchen Runner: Serena & Lily
Cabinetry: Hard Maple painted with a custom mix loosely based off Trout Grey by Benjamin Moore at 25% sheen.
Door Style: Shaker with flat panel and slight rounded-over detail on inner panel
Drawer Styles: Five piece bottom drawers and slab-flush top drawers
This kitchen also includes a wall that is perfect for entertaining! With a spacious countertop to serve food, ovens and warming drawers to keep food warm, and a drink refrigerator, this is the perfect area to set up a buffet! Dishes, glasses and cutlery can be easily stored in the surrounding , spacious cabinetry.
Oven: 30″ M-Series by Wolf
Steam / Convection Oven- 30″ Convection Steam by Wolf
Warming Drawer- Viking 30″
Mini-Fridge: Jenn-Air 24″
Refrigerator and Freezer: Subzero
As you can easily see, every detail of this kitchen was carefully selected and masterfully planned. With premium finishes and fixtures, this sleek, stylish gourmet kitchen feels both cozy and luxurious. The natural wood mixed perfectly with whites and grays, provides an inviting room meant to entertain in grand style! I truly hope my kitchen design does this amazing kitchen justice! I am so thankful for the inspiration Stonington Cabinetry and Design provided me and am very grateful they allowed me to give you this in-depth tour of their masterpiece! Let me know what you thought of this tour and what you would like to see more of in the comments!