Kitchen of the Week: Updated French Country Style Determined by a Stove

It’s rare that a appliance inspires a kitchen’s layout. However, if that appliance is an iconic Lacanche range, it is difficult not to make it the middle of attention. Designer Karla Barton of McBurney Junction built a part of drywall around the range, highlighting it using background and a travertine tile backsplash. 2 islands, announcement light and a symmetrical design round out the remainder of this warm, French state–style space.

Kitchen at a Glance
Who lives here: A few with 3 young children
Location: Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Size: 363 square feet

Photographer: Janis Nicolay

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The customer had bought the beautiful black Lacanche stove prior to beginning the design process and desired her fresh kitchen to revolve round it. A custom drywall surround covered in Farrow & Ball wallpaper instantly draws the eye.

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The background ties the range into the rest of the plan. Barton had leftover travertine tile in the kitchen flooring cut into tile for the backsplash.

Background: St. Antoine, Farrow & Ball; pot filler: Delta

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Only a single island or table would’ve taken away in the symmetrical design the customer desired. So Barton place in two islands — one for cleaning and prep, one for ingestion.

Bar stools: gray leather with nickel Information, custom, McBurney Junction

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Statement lighting was just another item on the customer’s wish list. These Restoration Hardware chandeliers worked well with the kitchen’s mix of French state and industrial styles.

Chandeliers: Restoration Hardware; shades, table lamps, walnut cabinetry: habit, McBurney Junction; countertops: Windermere, Cambria; sink: Franke; faucet: Riobel

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A wallpapered pantry and incorporated refrigerator mirror the range surround on the other side of the kitchen. Barton used drywall and background instead of woodwork to cut down on price.

Refrigerator: Thermador; Granite: habit, McBurney Junction

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A custom banquette near the range adds a welcome curve.

Banquette, small iron table: habit, McBurney Junction; banquette cloth: Robert Allen

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