A Sapele Mahogany Kitchen Island Counter designed by Darcy Niland of Darcy Niland Design for a new kitchen. Darcy stated, “Packed full of charm to match the original house, this kitchen took months of planning and was worth every minute of it.”
About the Designer
Darcy Niland is a native of northwestern Pennsylvania, proud Penn State graduate with a background in real estate finance. She lives in Fayetteville, New York with her husband and three children. Darcy discovered her passion for design while remodeling the Niland Family’s current home and lake house properties. She spent months poring over design ideas, researching layouts, and sourcing materials which eventually led to the sketching of initial design layouts and meticulously overseeing the construction process to make sure every detail came to life. It was the love of seeing a space with potential and watching it transform that led to the start of Darcy Niland Design.
Darcy Niland Design works with clients on projects of all budgets and sizes, commercial and residential, with a focus on layout and function of a space. She brings the same passion and attention to detail to her clients’ projects as she does her own, actively collaborating while offering counsel and guidance in order to create beautifully designed spaces to fit each client’s individual style and needs.
In the case of this project, the client felt very strongly about incorporating a wood countertop as a design element but often felt unsure of her decision. I try to help the client focus on the details that are important to them at the start of the project and help them to navigate through the decision process while keeping the overall design in mind. While going the more traditional route and carrying the quartz countertops throughout the kitchen would have simplified the process, we decided to focus on the wood countertop and make that the focal point of the design which truly elevated the space and gave the client the warmth she was looking for.
Contractor: DeBlois Renovate & Remodel
Cabinet Manufacturer: Showplace Cabinets – Kitchen Express
Cabinet Hardware: Assorted
Wood Countertop: Grothouse Flat Grain Sapele Mahogany Counter Distressed to Level 2 with Hand Rubbed Black Glaze and finished with Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish in satin sheen
Complimentary Countertops: Calacatta Arno
Faucet: Moen Weymouth
Sink: Signature Hardware
Backsplash: Atlas Canyons Cobblestone
Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan HC-81
Stove: GE Café
Other Appliances: Fisher & Paykel Integrated Panel Ready Refrigerator
Follow @darcynilanddesign on Instagram to see more of her beautiful designs! Visit the Grothouse Countertop Image Library to see more designs with Sapele Mahogany Kitchen Island Counters.
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