Modern American Classic on Nantucket
The unusual kitchen island, in dark mahogany with early Colonial American turnings on the carved legs, is a Jacobsen design. The cabinets were restored to their original condition and the countertops were upgraded to marble. The suspended white can lighting is a Jacobsen signature. The simple headboard walls and cabinets recall the detailing of early American farmhouse kitchens, and are painted with No-VOC paint. Retaining the existing cabinets is another element of eco-elegant design: The reuse of still-functional materials don't end up as waste in a landfill, something that is of particular importance on a small island.