"I wanted this jolt of color to emphasize that the kitchen is the joyful heart of the house," says designer Christina Rottman. To achieve it, a blackened umber glaze was applied to the cabinets, then painted over with a turquoise glaze. Buffing, stippling, and scraping gave the cabinets a timeworn look. Countertops are limestone. Mikkel Vang - HouseBeautiful.com
The kitchen's pendant lanterns are mid-19th-century Chinese fixtures from Shanxi Province, found at Kim3 International Furnishings. The Newport slatted wood bar chair is by Charles Fradin. Cabinetry is painted Pratt & Lambert's Silver Blond. The custom ebonized island and stone top are by Michael Smith.