“This kitchen is really more of a breakfast kitchen rather than a full kitchen. The owners want everyone to have meals together at the main house,” Kay says. They outfitted it for heating things up in the microwave or grabbing morning toast and coffee.

Reclaimed-wood shelves and countertops add warmth, while a rug brings in warm color. The hardware was hand forged by a local artisan.

Many decisions were made on the fly during installation. For example, they decided to make the lower open shelf shorter when they realized they needed a place to hang the crusty flea market fish they’d fallen in love with.

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Rug: vintage