Traditions of Two Coasts

Kitchen Cove Design Studio
Words By Brian Shuff
Photos By Erin Little
Project Location:Ogunquit|Design:Kitchen Cove Design Studio|Cabinetry:Crystal Cabinet Works |Appliances:Central Appliance|Workstation Sink:The Galley Workstation|Backsplash Tile:Distinctive Tile + Design
A beach house aesthetic gets European refinement of materials and colors.

Starting with the layout of a former inn, designer Conrad Arseneau’s most pressing task at this Ogunquit home was to open up the cramped space and make it practical for a single family. Kitchen-wise, this involved a remodel that blends bold eclectic touches with a traditional seaside aesthetic. Stained poplar shiplap wrapping the hood and island ring coastal, as do the grilles on the rustic copper lights over the island, but the radical, Portugal-inspired Fatima Mezzanotte ceramic backsplash adds an unexpected Mediterranean flair. Two coasts are evoked at once, and the mashup is remarkable.  

Previously a cramped inn, this reworked open-floor plan lets the new home breathe.

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