Interior designer Emily Summers collaborated with Austin-based architect Lawrence W. Speck to update her 1970 Dallas home by Enslie (Bud) Oglesby and enhance its creekside setting. Her goal for the kitchen was to create an inviting space that could serve equally well for casual family meals and for formal gatherings that frequently spill out to the dining terrace. To reflect the palette of the home’s lush site, she emphasized natural materials, using sea-grass limestone for the ample counters, brushed aluminum for the cabinets and white oak for the floors.
Edelman leather covers the Norman Cherner chairs at the island. The Mario Bellini Cab chairs (shown paired with the dining table) are from Cassina. The cabinets, glass backsplash, accessories bar and vent are from Bulthaup; the counters are from Walker Zanger. The floor-to-ceiling windows are from Hope’s Windows.
Photo by Ira Montgomery, architecturaldigest.com.