Kitchen AideAuthor:Abigail Stone
Sandra Fox finishes off a contemporary home in Pacific Palisades with a sleek and inviting kitchen
“The most important thing for us, when beginning to work on a space, is understanding not only how the house lives in the space but how our clients live in the house,” says interior designer Sandra Fox. The clients, a vivacious couple with two equally energetic young boys, love to entertain. “Their home is a revolving door of neighbors and friends.”
The home, in contrast to the traditional homes of their Pacific Palisades neighborhood, is a contemporary ground-up build. “When planning the kitchen,” Fox shares, “we wanted it to be highly functional as cooking is a big part of this family’s day to day, but since it is the heart of this open-concept home it also needed to be beautiful.”
Walker Zanger porcelain slabs top custom cabinets bejeweled with Emtek cabinet and door hardware. The sink’s brass faucets are by Newport. A Wolf range and a Subzero built-in panel-ready fridge brings a sheen of professionalism to meal prep.
The room’s relatively slender footprint, its stunning ocean views and the fact that it could be seen from each of the nearby rooms drove the design. “We went through multiple renditions to get the cabinetry correct and to figure out how to best place the porcelain slabs,” remembers Fox, “Configuring the 9’ waterfall island to maximize its storage and incorporate their pebble ice maker (a family fave!) was an engineering feat.”
It caps off a picture-perfect space. “They have been living in the home they had envisioned – an easy, breezy Palisades home that is welcoming and also extremely functional.”