Photography by Ilir Rizaj

“Terrific!” is how this Oyster Bay Cove family of four describes their Artista kitchen.

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Artista Kitchen Designs and POMA Construction teamed up again to create and build a kitchen that has everything a cook, entertainer and family could hope for.

The Wood-Mode Alexandria recessed, 1-inch thick inset panel door is the backbone of this kitchen design. The Vintage Nordic White finish on the perimeter and Vintage Latte finish on the island combine and coordinate for a transitional and warm living space. The “X” Medallion doors on the upper cabinetry are complimented by the same profile on the island end panels. Arts and Crafts routed posts, also with the Alexandria door profile, offer beauty and stability for this over 8 feet of island space.

Refrigeration and freezer space, each 30 inches wide and 7 feet tall, are side-by-side and paneled in the same door style. These large appliances are flanked by tall, pull-out pantries and hide-away cabinets, which hold all of the small appliances frequently used by the family.

Seating for four on the island enables this family to sit together for many meals and also serves as a great space for preparing and entertaining large gatherings of family and friends. “I love to cook and I cook even more now,” remarks the client. “We love our kitchen and spend so much time in this space that the family dog now has a bed in the kitchen, so we are always all together.”

Artista Kitchen Designs and POMA Construction worked closely together on all aspects of this kitchen from design to install, creating a space that this whole family will enjoy for many years to come.

Photography by Alexandra Young

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When sophistication meets rustic farmhouse, the result becomes a charming kitchen in East Hampton. Designer Kelly Bailey of Coastal Cabinet Works knew immediately that the room should be unique, but not over designed. This main objective, combined with Truxel Homes Jeff Ulrich’s admiration for panel work, stemmed the idea of a farmhouse kitchen; the style being cohesive to both desires.

With the aesthetic decided upon, the rest fell eloquently into place. Truxel Homes managed to find reclaimed barn wood from 1885 Pennsylvania, which was chosen for the flooring. Fieldstone Cabinetry’s unique shade of cream lends a luminous glow to the room. By centering a custom hood between two windows, Kelly was able to create a strong focal point. She also knew a bookcase would be the perfect addition to the end of this run; the colorful bindings of numerous cookbooks bringing personality to the room.

The length of hutch cabinet serves as a statement piece, with glass upper cabinets reflecting warm light that floods in through the windows. Custom toe-kicks were artfully placed to lend a furniture feel to the cabinets. A hard working central island incorporates a dishwasher hidden behind a drawer and door panel, sink, wine refrigerator, waste pull out, additional storage and seating for three. The Grothouse cherry island top brings texture to the kitchen while tying in the flooring.

“I’ve been surrounded by nature’s best living in Sag Harbor most of my life,” says Kelly. “Following the principle of form follows function, I always incorporate details making each client’s kitchen their own. I love what I do; being creative based on clients wants, needs and budget.”


“Recently, a previous client came to me to let me know she was building a new home on a fabulous spot on the open water located on the South Shore,” said Marilyn Rose of Marilyn H. Rose Interiors. “Ultimately it will become their retirement retreat, but for now, it’s a summer and weekend getaway home.”

One of the first priorities was to design the kitchen, so Marilyn went to Artista Kitchen Designs in Huntington and met with owner Michael Mangino. After several meetings, it was decided that a vintage white cabinet enhanced and given depth with a wire brush applied glaze would suit the space best. Raised panel doors mixed with complementary recessed panel drawers add visual interest.     

“The Minoan pattern tile used in the backsplash reminded us of waves,” explained Marilyn. “We felt it reflected the water just outside the kitchen windows.” The island was done using a contrasting cherry wood in a brown stain with a black glaze. To unify the space, all counters and the island were topped with an unusual granite called Typhoon Bordeaux which gives incredible dimension and depth to the entire area. Country French counter stools in an antique white finish with sea glass color fabric on the seats recalls the water as well as reflects the color scheme of the adjoining family room.

“All in all, the clients were thrilled with the finished product, remarked Marilyn, “and we ultimately went on to work on the rest of the house.”