Sunday, November 20, 2005

allison0704's Kitchen

French Gray Island Kitchen

Contact: allison0704 (My Page)
Posted on Fri, Nov 18, 05
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinetry: Bespoke Cabinetry made in England
  • Sink: Villeroy & Boch fireclay
  • Faucet: Rohl
  • Island countertop: Antique pine finished with "Good Stuff for Wood"
  • Range: GE Monogram 48" Dual fuel with 6 eyes and a griddle
  • Refrig: GE Monogram 48"
  • DishDrawers: Fisher & Paykel
  • Hood: Custom box using Vent-a-Hood Liner, antique pine trim and copper sheeting
  • Granite: Honed Golden Leaf, sealed (not enhanced)
  • Range Backsplash tile sample: Status tile out of Washington State. Frosted Soda, 4"
  • Left of refrig backsplash: copper sheeting
  • Range Centerpiece: Antique iron seal from a bridge in NY, weight 75 pounds!
  • Refrig handles: Emtek...I think.
  • ORB/Rust hardware: Gerber Hinge Company
  • Island paint: Farrow and Ball French Grey with custom glaze
  • Units to left/right of range and left of refrig: pine with a glaze
  • Refrig unit paint: Farrow & Ball Farrow's Cream with custom glaze
  • Flooring: rough edge travertine, sealed (not enhanced)
  • Coffee Station paint: Farrow & Ball black
  • Coffee Station countertop: Pine, sealed
  • Coffee Station sink: The Sinkworks (
  • Coffee Station faucet: by Newform. Ordered from Tivoli faucets ebay store.
  • Wall color: SW Moderate White
  • Trim: Distressed pine with SW Walnut Wainscot stain
  • Not shown: walk-in pantry in area to right of range wall built-out by trim carpenter. Microwave and toaster are located in pantry on a work table also built by trim carpenter. All stained, SW Walnut Wainscot.


kelly said...

I can't find your slideshow and I love your coffee station. Can you send me a link? Thanks...

Anonymous said...

How are your granite countertops wearing? Are you happy that they are honed and do they show fingerprints? They are gorgeous, so I hope that they are easy to maintain! Thanks

Allison said...

Thanks. I love them. No stains and they do not show fingerprints. I have the same granite, also honed, in my laundry room.

Anonymous said...

Allison - I love your kitchen. It is one of my favorites and I know you are enjoying it. Would you mind sharing the dimensions of your island? The scale of your piece looks so appropriate with your farm sink, as well as in your kitchen space. Thank you very much!


Anonymous said...

Susan, I answered your questions a few nights ago but don't see it. ???

Thanks. The island is a few inches over in each direction - but about 4x9.

Anonymous said...

How is the antique pine countertop holding up.? My kitchen designer feels i need a "harder wood" but yours is beautiful. Did function follow that gorgeous form?


Anonymous said...

Mary, I still love it as much as Day One. We've only recoated with Good Stuff for Wood once since moving in. I don't cut directly on the counterop and we are good about wiping away water after doing the dishes.


Anonymous said...

love to get your plans for that rangehood..looks great

jody said...

We are wanting to fabricate our own copper rangehood (to save $), since a builder kept our down payment of $40K last year, and never built our house... can I ask how you did your rangehood?
Thanks, jody

Anonymous said...

Sorry wjuliand and jody, I never check over here!

Here is a Shutterfly link showing photos of the hood during construction. It does not show the front piece of wood put in before the copper was put on.

The best place to find/email me is

wjuliand, I'll send you an email but just to let anyone else know, we did not have plans. It was built on site by the cabinet guys. They made the trim out of antique pine at their shop.

Anonymous said...

Please email me info. on how you covered your hood with copper? How did you finish the corners?