Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - 60

STAYING CONNECTED

With an open-concept kitchen, dining and
living space, continuity took precedence. The
rustic, reclaimed wood of the kitchen shelving
was repeated in the dining table and beams of
the living room, all of which were crafted by
Linc Thelen Design. The kitchen island and
the fireplace feature the same dark soapstone.
Lighter woods can also be found in multiple
unconnected spaces, such as the white shiplap
in the downstairs bathroom and along the
kitchen backsplash.
"Designing a home should be as a whole and
not room by room," said Thelen. "Everything is
tied in; the rooms aren't separate from each other."
In each of the home's rooms, the designer's
emphasis on creating fun shines through. He
chose to mix metals, add bold colors and incorporate playful wallpaper designs. Some of
these elements became splurges, like the geometric floor tiles in the downstairs bathroom,
or pushed Thelen to handle new undertakings,
such as fabricating the wood beams in the
living area. At the same time, he kept budget
in mind with the use of white subway tile in
two of the bathrooms. He utilized chrome
faucets in the kitchen and bathrooms because
they are budget friendly and were beneficial
to the timeline.

ABOVE The kitchen design,

which includes reclaimed
wood floating shelves, was
inspired by the cabinet color
and features contrasting light
and dark elements.

LEFT Thelen splurged on

the geometric floor tiles and
installed a fiberglass door to
the pool to keep this bathroom
protected from rain.

60

A KITCHEN FIT FOR VACATIONING

In the playful, open kitchen, a 13-ft. back wall with appliances and a parallel
floating island demarcate the space. Because the island is 9 feet long, about
the length of a typical island in even a larger kitchen, it offers ample space
and is scaled to the home.
"The house is full [of guests] all the time, and the kitchen doesn't feel
small," said Thelen, explaining that its limited footprint has benefits. "It's a
very practical kitchen for a vacation home. It's easy to maintain, it has a lot
of interest, it's fun, it's quick to clean, and it's functional. You don't need an
oversized kitchen with a million cabinets."
The designer drew inspiration from the cabinet color, Benjamin Moore's
Hale Blue, which he selected for its playfulness.The kitchen he had designed
for the client's main residence is white, but in the beach house,Thelen wanted
to try something different.
"You want to take some risks," he explained. "You want to have fun with
design, and there is not a better place than a summer home to do that."
To complement the cabinet color,Thelen selected antique brass hardware,
even though the faucet is chrome. More mixing appears in the contrast of
the white shiplap backsplash, ventilation hood and lighting fixtures, which
allow the cabinets and butcher-block walnut countertops along the back
wall to stand out.
Appliances are not oversized - in fact the refrigerator is a 30-in. model.
Originally,Thelen had considered a retro fridge, but when he could not settle
on a color, he moved on.
"At the end of the day, we thought maybe it would be too trendy and not
necessary," he explained. "You don't want to overthink it."

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Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
Happenings
Tech Savvy
Trends
Hot Topic
Better Business
Skill Set
Dealer Dish
Countdown to KBIS 2018
Solutions
Before & After
Balanced Budget
What’s Hot
What’s Cool
Small Spaces
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Editor’s Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Show Director’s Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Happenings
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Tech Savvy
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Better Business
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