Veranda June, 2023
Christopher Peacock’s “Kitchen Suite”
“This is an entertaining house—inside and out. I wanted to provide an environment for its residents to thrive,” says Kips Bay Decorator Show House veteran Christopher Peacock. To accommodate partygoers’ natural gravitation toward the kitchen, he installed two islands: one for prep and one for entertaining. Illuminated by a grid of metallic Arteriors drum pendants, both islands feature Cambria’s charcoal Montana Midnight Matte quartz countertops as well Hollinsbrook Matte, brass Kohler fixtures, and a blend of cerused oak with midnight blue cabinetry. To encourage lingering, Peacock outfitted the party-ready island with a sink that doubles as a beverage cooler, a JennAir wine refrigerator, and woven Serena & Lily counter stools to further distinguish the counter as intended for entertaining.
Dark and light tones continue playing off one another in the surrounding Lambourne cabinetry and burnished brass hardware (both part of Peacock’s collection), and pair brilliantly with a charcoal-and-white geometric Artistic Tile backsplash. A Cole & Son tangerine wallpaper, depicting baboon monkeys and chameleons sunning on flowering trees, brings playful contrast to the kitchen’s moodier scheme.