Country Living (USA)

Tour the New Coun­try Liv­ing Kitchen!

Ever won­der where we de­velop and test our recipes? Step in­side our own mag­i­cal work­shop. (It’s chock­full of ideas!)

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QUARTZ COUN­TER­TOPS

A test kitchen re­quires sur­faces that are both photo-friendly and hard­work­ing. En­gi­neered white quartz coun­ter­tops—

“Swan­bridge” by Cam­bria—of­fer all the beauty of nat­u­ral stone but none of the “will it stain?” nail-bit­ing.

MO­BILE IS­LAND

The caster-clad struc­ture—cus­tom­made by Black Moun­tain De­sign & Build­ing and topped with “Islington” by Cam­bria—can be shut­tled here, there, and every­where.

APRON-FRONT SINK

It’s not a farm­house kitchen with­out a farm sink, and the Shaws brand has been per­fect­ing its acid- and al­kali-re­sis­tant fire­clay model since 1897. (Each one is still hand-poured!) Paired with the Per­rin & Rowe “Ed­war­dian” bridge faucet in pol­ished nickel from House of Rohl, it’s an in­stant clas­sic.

FIRE-RE­SIS­TANT V-GROOVE SID­ING

While it’s tra­di­tion­ally used on a home’s ex­te­rior, “Ar­ti­san V-Groove” sid­ing from the Aspyre col­lec­tion by James Hardie in seven-inch planks is a smart (and fire-re­sis­tant!) al­ter­na­tive to kitchen walls.

HARD­WORK­ING PAINT

Emer­ald in­te­rior paint by Sher­win-Wil­liams hides stains, is wash­able, and con­tains an­timi­cro­bial agents. Wag­ner SprayTech paint sprayers make for an ex­trasmooth fin­ish.

MIX-AND-MATCH AP­PLI­ANCES

Did you know you can cus­tom­ize BlueS­tar ap­pli­ances in more than 1,000 colors? The 48" Plat­inum Series range (left, in “Bril­liant Blue”) and 36" Pro built-in fridge/freezer (be­low) can each house a full­size sheet tray. The re­frig­er­a­tor also boasts all-glass shelves and stor­age bins.

CUS­TOM­IZED CAB­I­NETS

Di­a­mond cab­i­nets in “Icy Avalanche” by MasterBran­d come with a host of made-to-or­der op­tions: pull-out draw­ers, or­ga­ni­za­tional tools, and a flat kick-out drawer (right be­hind CL of­fice dog, Gus) that’s per­fect for bak­ing sheets.

WA­TER­PROOF FLOORS

Hy­dropel five-inch hick­ory floor­ing in “nat­u­ral” by Bruce of­fers six di­men­sions of wa­ter pro­tec­tion.

A FAUCET THAT LIS­TENS!

There are no idle hands when you’re tak­ing on a mil­lion tasks.

Our “smart” faucet by Delta re­quires noth­ing but the dul­cet tones of CL Food Di­rec­tor Char­lyne Mat­tox’s voice to turn on and off, change wa­ter pres­sure, and ad­just tem­per­a­ture. Clean­ing sup­plies by Method Home keep the space spot­less.

TASK LIGHT­ING

Fix­tures by Barn Light Elec­tric Com­pany,

in­clud­ing white “Cooper” sconces (pg. 87), a fluted pen­dant (pg. 88), and “Getty” dome pen­dants in navy (which pair per­fectly with Thibaut’s “Bi­jou” wallpaper, shown here) are as pretty as they are prac­ti­cal.

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