The custom beverage center keeps glasses, wine and cocktail fixings within easy reach. Open shelves and mirrored backs add interest. Two under-counter GE Monogram wine refrigerators each keep up to 57 bottles at preferred temperatures.
3 of 9 Thomas J. Story
Shimmering backsplash tiles and a stainless sink coordinate with those in the kitchen, while a bamboo countertop gives this nook its own eco-friendly flair.
4 of 9 Thomas J. Story
The design encourages movement between the kitchen, the living area, and the deck. Behind the sofa, a 42-inch-high cabinet offers storage for table linens, and a glass surface on top.
5 of 9 Thomas J. Story
A window seat provides a comfortable spot to catch up on reading, plan meals, or just relax and enjoy the backyard view.
6 of 9 Thomas J. Story
The low-slung midcentury-style furniture from Room & Board adds comfort and a lounge-y look. To punch up the room’s neutral palette and connect it to the outdoors, we painted the fireplace wall a soft moss green.
7 of 9 Thomas J. Story
For the cabinets, readers chose cherry stain with 49% of the vote, over warm white paint (34%) and blue-gray stain (17%).
8 of 9Thomas J. Story
For the backsplash, readers chose misty glass tiles with 46% of the vote, over quartz surfacing in off-white (28%) and recycled aluminum tile (26%).
9 of 9 Thomas J. Story
Island paint color
Benjamin Moore's Rock Gray won out with 49% of the vote over green (34%) and blue (17%), for the kitchen island's paint color.