Photographs by Janine Lamontagne Photography
Space constraints in the galley kitchen created a few challenges. “The design of the space and particularly the cabinetry had to be well executed,” says Geragi. “Door and drawer alignments had to be precise; the viewer’s eye had to have rhythmic relief. We needed to bring a level of intimacy by visually distracting your eye from the very high ceilings.” High gloss acrylic cabinets stacked to a 10-foot-high ceiling are minimized by the horizontal rhythm of the mirrored upper row stack giving both a vertical and horizontal feel. “This repetition of shapes helps reduce the towering effect of a high ceiling while making the space feel more intimate,” says Geragi. Aluminum toe spaces with accent lighting give the kitchen a sense that it is floating, which also adds a horizontal base line to the space.