This week and last, Adam returned to New Hope, Pennsylvania in Bucks County to install a large modern vanity and some closet built-ins in a dramatic overhaul of an old stone farmhouse. The kitchen, described by the homeowner as “Extreme Shaker” style, also features white countertops and Miele appliances including an induction stovetop, oven, and steam oven in the island. For another look at the cabinetry, with a variety of views of the pantry pullouts and drawers in action, see this previous post. Shaker Knobs by Nice Knobs and Farrow + Ball Paint in Stony Ground.
The clean-lined 10 foot long vanity was designed by the homeowner and is deceptively simple-looking. It boasts a cantilevered Ash countertop, hand towel cutouts- and a very neat finish. First the lumber was bleached using a two part wood bleach, then three coats of soap finish were applied (nota bene – soap finish process and product described here). The soap finish is not yellowing or shiny at all and is frequently used on floors and furniture in Scandanavia. For another look at the construction of this vanity, see this previous post.
After a full day’s work installing custom closet rods and shelving ( painted Farrow & Ball Lamp Room Gray), our work at this remarkable house has been wrapped up- for now.
These are some progress snapshots of the amazing timberframed home in Orangeville, PA where our latest custom kitchen has been installed. The Italian stove is a showpiece and the Kitchen Island with canitlevered light by Restoration Hardware stands out. The Island will allow seating on three sides and serve as the sole dining table.
Two bathroom vanities are also in. The Master bath double sink vanity boasts a substantial Black frame with Walnut drawers. The smaller bath has a spalted poplar vanity with a Mexican ceramic sink. The details of the house are coming together and we will get some finished images when things are settled.
Here is a modern Maple vanity for a pair of bathroom sinks. The finish is a clear lacquer which allows the unadorned natural beauty of the Maple to shine. Satin Nickel knobs and nine dovetailed solid Poplar drawers were used in this custom West Chester, PA piece.
This drawing for the Philadelphia based design firm Mona Ross Berman Interiors depicts a white painted wardrobe with mirrored doors, a large pullout with a clothes rod, plenty of shelves, drawers, and a vanity desk. The woodwork will be on furniture style feet with recessed toekicks. The piece is located at the top of a flight of stairs, across from the banister, near the master bedroom and bath.
One of our current jobs is a space saving bedroom set – starring a built-in Murphy bed and bookcase paired with a dresser and matching mirror. We’ll be making some Maple stain samples to send to the client for comparing with her paint choices. These pieces should be installed in Manhattan this March or April.
This pair of nightstands, dresser, and bathroom vanity all look great in a new master suite. The matching walnut wood, modern lines, splayed legs, and chrome art deco hardware work well with the silver fabric-covered headboard and blue walls. In this case, the client found a furniture elsewhere online and wanted a whole suite of furniture custom made to fit this room. The effect is a serene and luxurious escape. There is also a matching wooden panel on the jacuzzi tub (not pictured) on the wall opposite the double vessel vanity with storage tower. The glass tile work was beautiful throughout the bathroom and into the large shower. Additionally, there was a dressing vanity built for this bedroom set, designed after the below photo that the client provided.
This is the drawing for an exquisite bathroom that was built for a client in Haverford, Pennsylvania. The room featured a paneled arch over the bathtub, with fluted quarter-sawn white oak columns. The vanity wall included a window seat with drawers and a desk area in front of the vanity mirror. It is quite a dramatic bathroom.
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