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ASID Award Winner Feature: A Farmhouse Kitchen with Flair

Jun 25, 2021 04:17PM ● By Sallie Elliot
blue painted island in white kitchen

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A traditional English farmhouse kitchen was my inspiration for this unique heart of the home, designed using century-old kitchen concepts that stand the test of time while incorporating modern touches that bring it into the 21st century.

Gorgeous Bertazzoni professional series appliances from Italy anchor the kitchen, including an oversized 72-inch column refrigerator/freezer combo and a red 48-inch professional range/oven. The crimson range makes a bold statement while paying homage to Nebraska’s beloved team color. 

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I chose to integrate the range hood into a drop ceiling, providing a seamless elevation and modern feel while creating a space for new sconce lighting. The range backsplash was sourced from a large slab of Plane tile to create a seamless look to match the hood.

Since the pantry offered a large storage area, I made what would have been cabinet space into open shelving (with the option to add cabinet fronts later, if desired). A sliding ladder was installed, adding function with easy access to upper cabinets while also bringing a romantic touch to the kitchen.  

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Plumbing hardware was carefully selected following a design trip to New York, where I discovered beautiful products from DXV Plumbing. I chose a a sleek, modern coil faucet, a farmhouse sink, and a pot filler, all of which make the space feel updated while still looking appropriate with the traditional kitchen aesthetic.

Other unique touches include handcrafted leather straps, brass latches on the upper cabinets, and oversized brass pulls for the cabinet drawers. 

The kitchen island features a double-edged quartz top and is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Tarrytown Green, while on the range wall we used Sherwin-Williams Pure White paint and natural soapstone countertops.  

As with all our joint creations with Nathan Homes, Inspired Interiors strives to create one-of-a-kind spaces in the Omaha area. This kitchen meets that definition with unique style and grace. 

Meet the Designer: Sallie Elliot, Inspired Interiors. 

Creating inspiring spaces and excellent client experiences has always been my passion, beginning with my own catering and restaurant business in the ‘80s. In the 2000s, after earning my interior design degree, I put all that creative energy into designing homes. Having Inspired Interiors partner with Nathan Homes on beautiful design projects in the Omaha area since 2015 has been the greatest blessing!

Sallie Elliott and Inspired Interiors were recognized for this project with a Silver award at the 2020 Nebraska-Iowa ASID awards, held last September.

This article originally appeared in the July/August 2021 issue of Omaha Home. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.