Designer Gillian Oxley cleverly mixes high and low: the three pendants over the island only cost a total of $100. She splurged on the limestone brick backsplash, which sells for $37 per square foot.
Classic contemporary à la rich woods and stainless steel set into a seamless backdrop of white cabinetry and matching walls and trim.
Communications pro-cum-designer Gillian Oxley likens her timeless Shaker-style cabinets to plain white dinner plates. “You just can’t go wrong with white,” she says. “The great chefs use it to show off their food.” With that winning strategy in mind, Gillian kept the cabinetry simple to highlight the limestone backsplash and granite counters.