Instantly after signing the contract to work on the present, I reached out to Tanner and Jana Roach of Beck and Cap. I had met Jana years prior when she held her classic market, The Market Stunning, in Salt Lake Metropolis yearly. They’d THE BEST classic market in all of the land and he or she at all times got here up with one of the best shows for it. One yr Tanner made these handmade wood mushrooms for his or her woodland theme and so they had been/are so superb. He’s so gifted.
I’ve beloved this picture for years and it was a principal supply of inspiration for no matter we had been going to do to our kitchen. EVERYTHING speaks to me–the flooring, hood, even all that white and particularly the desk. I beloved the thought of doing the same sort of labor desk as a kitchen island, however the place do we discover one thing like that with a patina like that?!
The search started
I did a number of looking and located vintage tables right here and there however they had been by no means fairly the best measurement or value or what not. I did discover this French magnificence under and it seems prefer it’s nonetheless obtainable, nevertheless it wasn’t tall sufficient as a kitchen island. Somebody get it!
Fortunately, Tanner and Jana mentioned sure so we set to work designing the right work desk for our wants. My pal, Meta Coleman, got here in and measured for the right measurement for the area, protecting into consideration distance from the cupboards, ADA, and so forth. Then I obtained to dream up precisely what I needed. Right here’s considered one of my first sketches that I gave to them.
Then they got here again with their very own sketches. I didn’t know precisely what was potential so seeing their drawings confirmed me what they may do. We put completely different parts from every to type what the ultimate would develop into.
Scandinavian impressed wooden carvings with floral aptitude
I had despatched over some footage from our journey to Denmark in December of 2021 from the Nationwide Museum together with this medieval room lined in wooden paneling.
The door to the room featured this floral motif.
Means of constructing the work desk
So I used to be surprised when one of many first updates I obtained was this:
I misplaced my thoughts! They completely nailed the Scandinavian inspiration.
Then this one. Then, ta dah!
Isn’t she a magnificence?
As you noticed within the present, Tanner and Jana drove down from Montana and delivered it themselves. It was even higher in particular person. The end, the colour, every part. And it slot in like a glove!
Kitchen island desk Storage
Whereas I feel it’s so so stunning, I’m by some means much more enamored with the quantity of storage it offers. Is that the unsexiest factor I’ve ever mentioned? Most likely not.
Jana made this stunning video about it for those who want much more inspiration.
Okay, that’s it! Let me know you probably have any questions or feedback in regards to the desk. I hear they aren’t taking commissions on the desk and you’ll find it right here. And keep tuned with an interview with them subsequent week!
For those who’re trying to see all of the earlier than and after pictures from the renovation, you’ll be able to see them right here
You may see the total kitchen renovation right here
Kitchen cupboard data
Vintage-inspired oven vary
A fridge made to appear like a cupboard