tive process that allowed her to achieve the
desired space-enhancing outcome. “
Rosemary is a true collaborator,” she says, “a creative thinker who genuinely enjoys the back-and-forth inherent in all successful projects.”
As for the beachy feel, Christine was
inspired by her love for Cape Cod and the calm
of sand and surf. But she did “not want something that looked like sea glass,” she says,
which she describes as “too soft, too pas-tel-y.” Najnigier calls the shade
they came up with “Christine
blue,” a saturated hue reminiscent of the sea on its best days.
“That was going to be our pop
color for sure,” Najnigier says. It’s the color
of the glass subway tiles above the sink and
prep area, the chairs, and the dinnerware on
the pale gray lacquer open shelving.
Christine says she and her husband love
that they now “actually spend time in the
space,” adding, “It’s become a centerpiece of
the home, a place we really enjoy being in.”
The Savages wanted wood
flooring that was reminiscent
of sand. Chris Rivard of
Eco-Options Hardwood in
mock-ups and dropped them
off at the condo to be appraised. “Some were too blue, some
too pink, and some too dark,”
homeowner Eric Savage says.
Finding the right tone was
not just a matter of using the
precise stain. Other processes,
such as oiling, contribute to
the color and patina.
It took a month of
experimenting, but Rivard “got
it perfect,” says interior
designer Jill Najnigier. The
engineered white oak is a pale
gray with a sand-like quality
that works well with the lighter
tones of the cabinetry.
the custom table can be moved away from the
counter to accommodate more guests.