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Room to Love

Kitchen design allows more prep space, storage

michael j. lee for the boston globe


“The custom-made white Shaker-style cabinets were chosen for their clean, classic lines to keep the space as light and airy as possible, with space and natural light at a premium” in this Manchester-by-the-Sea Colonial, said Bo Perkins, principal of Hamilton-based Bo Perkins Design. Fred Rossi of Rossi Custom Woodwork made them out of maple. “With the addition of the island in place of the existing table and chairs, we were able to provide” more prep surface and storage, Perkins said.


The glass tile, “Parchment” by AKDO, was chosen for “its transparent and reflective qualities.”



The material is Dolce Vita, a quartzite. “Dolce Vita adds a level of sophistication while embodying all other elements in the space,” the designer said. It “captures the tones in the wood floor with its occasional dramatic streaks.”


These seats (the island accommodates three) are Riviera Stools by Serena & Lily. They are constructed in rattan and a woven plastic.

Eileen McEleney Woods is the editor of Address. E-mail her at