Fla­vor fusion

A taste­ful mix of styles con­verges in this Napa Val­ley kitchen, where the sur­round­ing coun­try­side of­fers de­sign in­flu­ence.

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de­signer, says of the farm­house-style kitchen she cre­ated for Tra­di­tional Home® mag­a­zine’s 2016 Napa Val­ley show­house. “It’s ca­sual el­e­gance meets old-world rus­tic meets con­tem­po­rary liv­ing,” she says.

In the mostly white kitchen, farm­house fa­vorites like shiplap sid­ing and cup drawer pulls min­gle with rus­tic touches, such as the re­claimed-wood barn beam that crowns the range hood and dis­tressed-fin­ish lanterns that il­lu­mi­nate the is­land. Flani­gan also lay­ered on con­tem­po­rary el­e­ments—the seam­less mar­ble-look back­splash and airy, util­i­tar­ian metal shelv­ing—to achieve the push-pull of time-hon­ored and of-the-mo­ment style.

As gen­res min­gle, so do fin­ishes: pol­ished chrome on tra­di­tional faucets, oiled bronze on cabi­net hard­ware, and aged cop­per on is­land stools. “It’s a mix that in­fuses so much depth and in­ter­est,” says Flani­gan, who also drew from the bu­colic land­scape for the room’s pal­ette. Against a clean white back­drop, she ar­ranged nat­u­ral wood tones and easy-go­ing grays—plus a hint of green in the is­land’s paint-and-stain un­der­tones. “An or­ganic color story brings the sooth­ing Napa Val­ley vibe to life in this home,” the de­signer says.

Like the var­i­ous fin­ishes and mix of styles, peo­ple come to­gether beau­ti­fully in this space. Guests can pull up a barstool to the is­land, grab a seat in the ad­ja­cent din­ing area, or step through French doors to the out­door liv­ing area—all within sight of the chef. “It’s easy to en­ter­tain here, but it’s also a place of peace,” Flani­gan says. “A serene space where you can re­lax and unwind.” above left: A pro-grade gas range serves up six burn­ers and a grid­dle, keep­ing the kitchen on par with the Napa Val­ley re­gion’s so­phis­ti­cated food cul­ture. The range’s stain­less-steel fin­ish brings a bit of glim­mer to the run of white cab­i­nets, where cup pulls play to the farm­house vibe.

“I was in­spired by life in Napa,” Marie Flani­gan,in­te­rior

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