Rich Green and Retro Touches Remake a Kitchen - by Houzz.com

After. Designer Shannon Eckel-Braun had the wall between the two rooms removed to make the kitchen feel more open. Before the renovation, the wall dividing the two spaces was located just to the left of the stove, shown in this photo. The window, partially seen on the right, remains in its original place. 

Countertop. The island and perimeter countertop are both engineered quartz. Eckel-Braun chose the white material with gray veining for its marble-like look. “I really love marble, and it’s beautiful, but it does stain,” she says. Given that the homeowners are avid cooks, she wanted to find something resistant and durable. 

Cabinets. The cabinets have Shaker doors with an inset faced frame, meaning that the doors are set into the cabinet boxes so that the box edges show. Glass windowpanes for the upper cabinetry were common in the 1920s, Eckel-Braun says. The rich green on the lower cabinets is a custom-mixed paint that started off as Dollar Bill Green by Benjamin Moore and evolved as the designer tweaked it. 

The homeowners have many friends who are artists, and the upper cabinets hold handmade bowls and pretty pottery collected over the years. “Their cabinets are full of quirky, awesome things,” Eckel-Braun says. 

Range hood. A shallow range hood vents directly outside, giving the homeowners plentiful functional cabinet space above it.

Pendants: Cedar & Moss; counters: Modena stone quartz in Calacatta gold, Naturale collection, Natural Stone City; cabinetry: Bendt Kitchens & Millwork; upper cabinetry paint: Oxford White, Benjamin Moore