Modern-rustic marvel

How to blend novel and nature in an open concept home.

Kelly Caron Designs’ Sara Willey Boyles embraced the challenge of stepping outside the box with a modern-rustic take on this Palmetto Bluff kitchen and great room. Balancing multiple finishes, prominent wood features and a natural Lowcountry palette, she brought her clients dreams to life. (Build partner, Boshaw Residential)

Story by Paula Magrini + Photos by photography by Anne

1. Balance modern vs. rustic influences – Rugged, reclaimed wood features offset the gleam and grandeur of modern elegant pendants, chandeliers and gold range hood and cabinetry.
2. Layer, layer, layer – Natural and man-made materials … quartzite, limestone, porcelain, concrete and quartz reflect a diverse mix of finishes, complemented by textured fabrics, wildlife prints and light oak flooring. (Kitchen countertops are Calacatta Matarazzo Ipanema.)
3. Seize the drama – Millwork details integrate with the reclaimed pieces to generate drama in the kitchen and great room space. The beams, columns, catwalk, and mantle — all create contrast against clean, lighter finishes in the most striking way.
4. Go with a flow – English Ivy cabinets accented by brass detailing on the hood and island tie into brass tones featured in great room and gold decor in the powder room, evoking a consistent flow of palette and finishes throughout the open concept.
5. Bring the outside in – Large double tier windows and seamless sliding doors allow natural light to filter throughout the working kitchen and dining space. Pops of green and gold are perfect companions for tones reflected in the outdoor Lowcountry backdrop.

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