Upbeat Upgrade

Before the renovation, the homeowners spent minimal time in their kitchen. The space was cramped, there was no room to work out recipes and the appliances were not right for their needs. Through a collaboration with Chris McGinty of CM Design, Judy Whalen of Roomscapes Inc., Archwright Fine Home Builders, and Hoadley Martinez Architects, the walls opened up revealing an airy space with breathtaking coastal views.

For their appliances, the couple selected a 36-inch Wolf Gas Range and 36-inch Built-In Sub-Zero. “When they took on this project, they wanted it to have a lengthy lifespan, so they were looking for appliances that would last 25 years,” says Whalen. With limited storage options, Whalen carved out a trove of compartments in the baltic blue island. McGinty selected decor that complemented the soft grays and blues. “They love Nantucket and the water, so they wanted a subtle nautical feel,” says McGinty.

In their new space, the homeowners have started cooking again, and they find themselves gravitating toward the new hub of the home. “That’s a classic South Shore house, but it’s very transitional and it’s upbeat and updated,” says Whalen. “It has this welcoming feel that I love about it. When you walk through the door it tells you—you’re home, relax.”

Get That Look

Above: Darlana Large Linear Lantern in Aged Iron by E. F. Chapman for Visual Comfort, Circa Lighting, circalighting.com

Above: Catamaran Stripe Platinum/White Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Dash and Albert, annieselke.com


Above: Sculptural Glass Globe Pendant, West Elm, westelm.com

Above: Square Bar Pull, Top Knobs, topknobs.com

Above: Low Belgian Slope Arm Slipcover Side Chair, restorationhardware.com

Above: Fritz Rope 24-inch counter barstool, Palecek, palecek.com


Above: 36-inch Gas Range, Wolf, subzero-wolf.com

Above: Kingston Recessed, Wood Mode, wood-mode.com
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