Kitchen of the Week Chevrons for a Backsplash

Having grown up in the house, this San Rafael, California, homeowner has been ready for a new look — such as a radically different kitchen. After gutting the area, interior designer Alison Davin of Jute Interior Design put in timeless Shaker cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, accessorizing just with a daring and bright backsplash. An open layout visually expands the 12- from 12-foot space.

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With three brothers at the house, it made sense that the customers wanted an indestructible — but beautiful — kitchen. Custom Shaker-style cabinetry, dark walnut flooring and Caesarstone countertops fit the bill.

A swing door leads to and out of their kitchen. Davin installed floor-to-ceiling cabinetry into the left of the doorway for the household’s pantry.

Countertops: Caesarstone; cabinetry: habit Shaker; flooring: oak hardwood; hardware: Linnea; pendant: Restoration Hardware; refrigerator: Liebherr

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Inspired by white cabinetry and countertops, the brilliant backsplash is the kitchen’s instant focus. The customers wanted a glass backsplash and some fun fun. Davin worked together to locate a textile they loved, and used that as inspiration.

Working with Ann Sacks, Davin custom designed the size, pattern and color palette of the glass tiles.

Range: Bertazzoni

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The customers also had a banquette on their kitchen wish list. The comfy seating area allows their women to have friends over and snack in the kitchen.

Wall paint: White Dove, Benjamin Moore; pendant: Niche Modern

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The banquette was built round the desk, which the customers had custom made and loved. Davin had the exterior wall bumped out a bit so the banquette could fit into the kitchen’s open layout.

Storage built into the banquette seating holds table linens and place settings.

Roman shade cloth: Kelly Wearstler in Lee Jofa; bench fabric: Osborne + Small; table : habit by Andrew Woodside Carter; seat: Icon Stacking Chair, AllModern

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