Gloria Graham, AKBD
Brendan Donovan Furniture & Cabinet Co.
3685 Investment Lane, West Palm Beach, Florida
Phone (561)254-7736,

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Glass doors above ref/fre add lightness and enhance the open feeling. Cabinets by Holiday Kitchens.

I can’t believe I’ve been back a week already!  I guess it’s time to refocus on Florida.  What better way than to share this kitchen from my portfolio? Yes, it is the quintessential “Florida” kitchen but you don’t have to live in Florida to have one.  If you have a yearning for the tropics year-round, this could be the perfect (poor choice of words) solution for you.   This combination of white, stainless and shades of blue green that call to mind the ocean make this a Florida dream kitchen that you can apply to your own home.

The cooking area is it's own vignette, beautiful and very functional.

I always say the best projects are the result of great collaboration and this beautiful kitchen was certainly the result of that.  The house is located in a new development and came with a builder-grade offering of unremarkable cabinetry.  The new design includes a few tweaks.   One priority for this young mom was to have a very open feel to her kitchen.  We even wanted to remove the wall between the kitchen and butler’s pantry.  That was not to be as it turned out to be structural.  Plan two was to open it up so that you could at least see through it.  I think you’ll agree it worked really well.

Kitchen flows into the Butler's Pantry (right) which leads into the Dining Room

The cabinetry is by Holiday Kitchens, Inc.  The door style is called Seattle and it is wood with white paint.  Counter tops are white quartz and the dramatic backsplash is penny tile.  A penny tile is a round penny-sized mosaic tile that comes in sheets for easy installation.  Appliances include a full sized 36” refrigerator and freezer by SubZero, a built-in wall oven and a handy microwave drawer by Sharp.  Now all you need is a sturdy pair of flip flops and a stylin pair of  shades to complete the ensemble.

Floating shelves show off penny tiled wall, with storage and wine cooler below.
A nod to the little one. My client's 4 year-old enjoys her own little section of the island.



  1. oh my goodness Glo, stunning!! definitely bright and refreshing, clean and inviting, love the floating shelves. You definitely achieved an open feel, creative solutions, LOVE IT! ask your client when I can move in ;)

    (I've been drooling over penny tile for my own backsplash, found some quirky handmade recycled glass round tile too. *drool*)

  2. Corey- I can just see it, "Vancouver White", stunning

    Vicki-Thanks Chica! It's one of my faves too. Send me link to the glass tile you found. I'd love to check it out.

  3. Wow Gloria, what a great job. You are so talented, and your customer has to be so pleased.

  4. Thanks Tamy. That's an awesome compliment coming from you.