Natural grace - Brand new vacation home kitchen designed by Bruce Kading

Brand new vacation home kitchen designed by Bruce Kading
Story by: Justin Foote
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The interior of this home was designed by Bruce Kading of Bruce Kading Interior Design, the kitchen was designed by Carol Sadowsky of The Woodshop of Avon. Here is a view of a dining table with eight chairs, a rug, a chandelier, curtains, blinds and wooden flooring.

There is an innate connection between a land and its people, both working on the other to shape a shared history. Few landscapes loom as large in our collective psyche as the frontier, romanticized as a true connection between man and nature.

Perhaps this is why, even now, we're drawn to settings that evoke a similar experience. This vacation home, in the pristine lakes area of Minnesota, draws on the region's rich history of human habitation in its design and aesthetic, says interior designer Bruce Kading ASID, CID.

"The owners wanted a cottage-style home that would reference the dwellings that started to appear throughout the area at the turn of the last century.


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The interior of this home was designed by Bruce Kading of Bruce Kading Interior Design, the kitchen was designed by Carol Sadowsky of The Woodshop of Avon. Here is a view of the kitchen with appliances, ventilation, cabinetry, four chairs, a kitchen island, wooden flooring and a chandelier.

"The idea was to establish an assumed history for the property, a sense of its having organically evolved over the years. To achieve this look, I specified reclaimed wood for the floors and beams, and a plaster-like finish on the walls. All of the surface materials either have a natural patina or an aged look."

Kading also worked in conjunction with kitchen designer Carol Sadowsky CKD, whose design expands on the theme of the house having been adapted over the years.

"The kitchen occupies a fairly open-plan space, flowing directly into the dining room and the hearth room, so it needed to relate to those spaces. Equally important was the need to establish a focal point for the kitchen area. The large island achieves this, and its furniture-like design gives the impression that it is separate to the overall design."

The interior of this home was designed by cabinetry, countertop, cuisine classique, home, interior design, kitchen, room, wood, brown
The interior of this home was designed by Bruce Kading of Bruce Kading Interior Design, the kitchen was designed by Carol Sadowsky of The Woodshop of Avon. Here is a view of the kitchen with a rug, wooden flooring, wooden cabinetry, a kitchen island, a chandelier, a kitchen island and a chair.

Kading is in full agreement. "The island works as a distinctive item it establishes the all-important focal point and gives the kitchen its own identity. I've further enhanced this by giving it a unique color treatment; and the addition of the pewter top further elevates its status within the room."

Nov 30, 2011

Credit list

older residence Architect
Kevin J Anderson,
Kitchen designer
Carol Sadowsky CKD, The Woodshop of Avon
Builder
David Peterson,
Countertops
Pewter from The Woodshop of Avon (island); soapstone from Northwestern Marble & Tile (perimeter counters)
Kitchen and dining furniture
Bruce Kading Interior Design
Blinds
Plantation shutters with custom stain matched to woodwork from Interior Shutters
Faucets
Mico Designs
Ventilation
Custom copper range hood by The Woodshop of Avon
Dishwasher
Asko
Interior designer
Bruce Kading ASID, CID Bruce Kading Interior Design (Minneapolis, MN)
Cabinet company
The Woodshop
Cabinetry
Knotty Alder from the Lodge Collection by The Woodshop of Avon
Flooring
Manomin Resawn Timbers
Lighting
Muska Lighting
Backsplash
Soapstone from Northwestern Marble & Tile; slate tiles and feature tile from Tile by Design
Built-in oven, free-standing range and microwave
Viking
Refrigeration and wine cooler
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