A Kitchen, Reconsidered
Simplicity and function in Cherry Hill
The kitchen is no longer a room known only for domesticity or culinary creativity; it is a dynamic space built around communality as much as it is built around food—the new heart of a household. When the owners of Cherry Hill bought their home, they knew that the uncomfortable layout and general outdatedness of the kitchen would require thoughtful reconsideration. Now elevated to the status of ‘modern kitchen,’ the space evokes streamlined simplicity through a bright achromatic palette, increased countertop space, and an effective new layout.
A blend of preference and functionality, the design integrates personal priorities—double-oven, hidden microwave, accessible cabinetry—with a modern aesthetic suited to the clients. Generous light is brought in through double windows, while the quartz countertops, farmhouse basin, and herringbone subways tiles continue in pale tones brightening the space. Recessed lighting takes the place of a mounted fan fixture rounding out the general openness of the plan.
Continuing in open concept, a breakfast bar situates itself at the threshold of the kitchen and sunken den, putting the two rooms in conversation. Subtle moments of teal create further cohesion between the two domains, and throughout the home. Overall, the kitchen hones a feel of hospitable elegance, inviting as it is striking.
Photography: Plate 3