When New York interior designer Victoria Hagan bought her house, “a real fixer-upper” in Connecticut, she could see it had serious potential. The kitchen, with its view of Long Island Sound and an enormous old stove, was a space to fall for. But first it needed a makeover. “The most important things in a kitchen are function, quality of light and lots of surface space,” she said.
To increase all three, she raised the ceilings and installed new cabinets and Carrara marble countertops. She also refurbished the stove and added a V-groove board on the walls, to add “texture and verticality.” The farm sink and faucet are from Waterworks; the lighting is from Urban Archaeology. “I’ve designed some wonderful kitchens, but this is one I truly love,” Hagan said. “I like standing at my sink and watching the sun rise over the water.”
Photo by Scott Frances, architecturaldigest.com.