These Bryn Mawr homeowners were fed up after meeting with designers who didn’t seem to listen to their needs. Finally, out of frustration, they did an internet search for the words “down to earth” and “interior design.” That search has led to an ongoing collaboration between the homeowners and down2earth interior design, during which we’ve introduced bold color, simplicity of pattern, and family friendly space plans and finishes for their entire first floor. Over time, we’ve completed redesigns for their family room, dining room, living room, kitchen, two bathrooms and a foyer.
The most complex of these projects was a kitchen renovation for a serious cook. The design features a giant island (great for seating and food preparation), ample pantry space, and a Wolf stove with an adjacent custom pull-out spice rack that looks like it’s part of the wood detailing. The cherry and ebony woodwork is extensive, with decorative touches such as crown molding and corbels, made by a Lancaster craftsman. For the eating area, a breakfast nook was created with a custom bench and table to match the cabinetry. Wood floor planks in varying width and breakfast nook pillows, made from potato sacks, pick up the modern farmhouse vibe seen elsewhere in the house.
Kitchen photos by Kristine Deitz