traditional sante fe inspired kitchen

First Friday Feature: Golden Sante Fe Kitchen

A mid-1990s kitchen that these homeowners built to raise their kids in was perfectly catered to fit their family needs… then. Now empty-nesters, these homeowners have a slightly different lifestyle than they did when they first built their home. So after about 25 years, it was time to give this kitchen a new golden transformation.

The Space Before

A few goals of the project were to update the layout to create a true entertaining space, move wine storage out of an auxiliary pantry and into the kitchen itself, and create specific homes for things like counter-sitting appliances and decorative china. All of these things were achieved seamlessly, which updating the kitchen to a more contemporary palette. Another definition for golden is “full of happiness” and we think we created that perfect space. But first, a reminder of what this kitchen looked liked before we got our design hands on it…

The Kitchen After

Truly Customized Design

The cabinets are Eclipse from WW Woods in their Windsor door style. A Seagull stain is used on Poplar on the perimeter with a Bison stain on Walnut on the island. But what about the fun details? Check out the image below where we have some fun roll-out shelves in the corner for small appliances. And the lighting in the tambour area is super functional: it actually automatically comes on when you open up the garage doors. So much fun!

More About Materials

Counters are Cambria Quartz in their Notting Hill color. On the island, a Blanco Cafe Brown sink is fitted with a Rohl Gotham faucet. The backsplash tile left and right of the range is the Solistone Folia Glass tile in Ahirium from Renaissance. And our touch of golden? An Ann Sacks Rythme mosaic in Micro Diamond as an accent behind the range and hood. Fabulous!

Golden Accents Galore

Wanted more golden accents? We’ve got you. The cabinet hardware from Atlas is their browning pull in Champagne. The pendants above the island were customer supplied but have some golden stone accents, and are called “Santa Fe” in case you wondered where the kitchen name came from. And finally, the piece de resistance: our Coppersmith Vent hood in Antique Brass with Matte Brass banding.

Final fun fact: this is an award-winning kitchen! Kitchen Design Concepts took home a 2023 NARI North Texas CotY Award for the Residential Kitchen over $150,000 category. A huge shout out to designer Katie Bacon, CKBR for designing this space, and to the whole team for bringing it to life!

Want more inspiration? See our most recent featured spaces: A Moody, Social Overhaul, and Sophisticated Glam. Happy designing!