Kitchen of the Week: Beautiful Blue at Martha's Vineyard

An outdoor setting as magnificent as this overlooks an equally magnificent kitchen. This Scandinavian-inspired kitchen has been set on Lake Tashmoo, on the northern coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Elizabeth Swartz Interiors designed it to echo the easy, relaxing and gorgeous surroundings while adding storage and a open workspace. “The customer didn’t envision this specific home getting a gathering space for extended family or friends,” Swartz says. “They wanted it to be their own little escape.”

Elizabeth Swartz Interiors

Swartz and her team made certain that this distance felt refreshing and clean and encouraged that the clients’ laid-back lifestyle. A small refrigerator next to the bar stools stores beverages; its location next to the deck which makes it convenient for stashing drinks before heading out. “There is no such thing as unusable space,” says Swartz. “We took full advantage of the dead corner.”

Cabinetry, shelving: Crown Point Cabinetry; cabinetry color: Farrow & Ball, Stone Blue; bar top: habit in cherry, Doyle Construction; bar stools: clients’ own

Elizabeth Swartz Interiors

Limited wall space and many windows meant little room for upper chimney, therefore Swartz looked to other areas for storage. The team transformed a mudroom in the back of the kitchen into a cabinet with a refrigerator and full-height cabinetry, keeping the principal space open.

Countertop: Costa Esmeralda Bianco Marble; flooring: cork tiles, Duro Design

Elizabeth Swartz Interiors

The blue and white palette resonates through the house, conveying a fresh Scandinavian style.

Pendants: LBL

Elizabeth Swartz Interiors

This really is a walk-through kitchen with entrances to the outdoors and main section of the house, and its square shape introduced a challenge at first. Eliminating an expected island and readily to move around in.

Drawer brings: Crown Point Cabinetry; sink: Franke; faucet: Rohl

Elizabeth Swartz Interiors

This window to the right of the oven and near the stove has a direct view of the home’s screened porch, letting the clients to talk with people and each other while they cook.

Wall oven, cooktop, dishwasher, hood: Thermador; backsplash: Akdo frosted blue glass

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