Designing an elegant, disappearing kitchen is a clever option for those who prefer to hide a jumble of appliances. In this Palm Beach penthouse apartment, the owner, an interior designer, wanted to create the impression of a boat floating in the clouds, The inspiration led to this galley-style design that is as functional as it is beautiful. The mystery white marble countertop, the high gloss cabinetry, combine to create a veritable jewel box that is as visually exciting outside as it is inside.
Let’s peel back the layers to see how the designer achieved the effect.
The white wall paneling has pocket doors that open to reveal a fully equipped kitchen, complete with a cooktop, oven, dishwasher and storage below for cookware, set against a backdrop of ribbon-striped mahogany, also known as Sapele, in a satin finish. The mahogany accent and hand-crafted cabinets tie the kitchen thematically to its adjoining Deco dining room.
Open the cabinets and there more space to hide appliances, including a microwave, coffeemaker, Cuisinart, and blender.