Lindsay Nakashima, the grandniece of famed Mid-Century Modern furniture maker George Nakashima, has a "simple and honest" approach to design in her home. Her understated, calming style is evident in the kitchen, which got a makeover (or rather, makeunder) to bring it into the soft, soothing style of the rest of the home.
As we read in this recent Apartment Therapy House Tour:
The kitchen received a facelift to bring it into character with the rest of the home. Previously Spanish-inspired, she took all the terra cotta tiles out, exposing the original shiplap on a few walls and painting them a deep gray, then added long-leaf pine in a gorgeous honey tone with gray veins to the sink wall back splash. Working with local woodworker Michael Yates, they studied the wood to find a pattern of the grain that would be most dynamic. She also replaced the countertops with economical gray Caesarstone and painted one wall with black chalkboard paint. All of these elements, combined with the floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the private side yard filled with bamboo, make for a peaceful, modern kitchen, which complements a wholly relaxing house.
Make sure to check out the full tour to see more of the kitchen, as well as the rest of this Austin, Texas home.
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(Images: Adrienne Breaux)