Tour Melanie Millner’s catering kitchen and learn more about her inspiration and sources for this beautiful space. If you enjoy this feature, subscribe to FLOWER magazine for more inspiring homes, gardens, lifestyle content, and of course, florals!
CATERING KITCHEN AND BUTLER’S PANTRY
The design began with a gray plaster pastellone finish from Domingue that covers the Kingdom Woodworks cabinetry, ceiling, walls, and hood. “It’s super durable but has such texture and depth, along with an ethereal glow.”
With the exception of a Viking range, the appliances have integrated fronts. Melanie kept all cabinet panels simple with streamlined custom hardware in unlacquered brass. Accents of red, as well as movement in the stone countertops and backsplash, give the room pops of energy.
“As you move from the dining room to the butler’s pantry, you glimpse this fabulous gold wallpaper lining the display case. It needed that bit of glamour to connect.”
On the back wall, Melanie hung a trio of mixed media works by Dane Carder. The indoor/outdoor rug by Stark is stylish yet easy to clean when the pasta sauce inevitably splatters.
“The textures, colors and movement in nature have always influenced my design process with each season bringing new perspective and life,” says floral designer Kappi Naftel of Birmingham. For the catering kitchen, she created a blazing composition of heirloom chrysanthemums, ligustrum berries, salmon-colored ranunculus, pyracantha berries, Bradford pear leaves, and fall grasses.
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Who Did It & Where To Get It
Marmi Natural Stone
Sherle Wagner International
Domingue Architectural Finishes