Three Tips to Turn Your Kitchen into a Retreat
1. Tackle Kitchen Storage
The Garden Kitchen boasts impressive organization, which Dahlberg says is the result of “copious lists.” She spent weeks tracking her clients’ needs, identifying what items were used regularly enough to warrant easy access and which items could be stored further from reach. This process can feel intimidating, but, Dahlberg says, “You start somewhere, and you just keep working and analyzing.”
2. Dial Up the Contrast
Dahlberg’s clients knew they wanted to use natural wood for their custom cabinetry. They tried out several samples before settling on sleek, dark walnut, which was further customized with a double stain. This choice created an elegant color contrast with the light wood floors. Dahlberg then added a textural contrast by using natural rock drawer pulls.
3. Illuminate Your Space
Ron’s Electric helped Dahlberg come up with a dramatic lighting scheme that maximizes the kitchen’s usability. “The cabinets are all lit from within and underneath,” Dahlberg says. “At night, it’s absolutely stunning.”