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SHE also selected oversized cabinet
pulls and black window casings to
keep the timeless aesthetic of her
kitchen up to date. Along with the
wide plank hardwood floors and the deep
navy hues that infuse a touch of color into the
center island, the black window surrounds
create an elegant contrast with the bespoke
white cabinetry and stainless appliances.
“My favorite designs are timeless, clas-sically
styled rooms,” explains Haller. “So,
I chose a piece of beautiful marble for my
island countertop, and soapstone for the
As an aspect of her focus on creating a
timeless, clean space free of distractions and
unnecessary clutter, Haller went to great
lengths to hide outlets and conceal small
appliances. “It was very important to me to
have a pull-up mixer stand, no visible outlets
and a built-in coffee system,” she says.
Having big drawers with peg systems and
high-end appliances were other important
features for Haller, who says the tile back-splash
over the rangetop is one of her favorite
elements of the design.
It was also important that the design
provides a high level of functionality as well
as a gathering space for friends and family.
“I selected a u-shaped design with a big
square island because I have found that to be
the best for everyday living as well as when
I’m entertaining,” she adds.
Top left: The tile backsplash over the rangetop
is one of Linda Haller’s favorite features. Left:
Contrasting marble and soapstone countertops
are set atop cabinets by FFT Cabinetry. Top
right: A pull-up mixer stand hides the appliance
in the island when not in use.
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