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