Shaggy Bark Farm

Designers: Jill Jarrett and Lauren Villano

This 300-year old log cabin, turned farmhouse needed many changes, including the kitchen, which was tiny, dark and inefficient and did not work for our clients who enjoyed cooking and entertaining. Two years of planning were required to design a functional kitchen that also honored the architectural integrity of this lovely, old home. We enlisted contractors experienced in preservation and local artisans with an expertise in metal work to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Local furniture makers followed our designs for hand planed and pegged antique reproduction pieces which serve as an island and armoire pantry. Floor tile was hand chipped for an aged effect and old barn wood planks and beams were used to create the ceiling. Contemporary cable lighting was used to contrast with the room’s historic design and the restored stone wall served as a magnificent backdrop for the eye-catching hood and 60” range. A wonderful, charming wood swing hung from the ceiling for added whimsy. The end result was a magazine-worthy design and an award-winning kitchen.

"From the beginning, Jill wowed us with her incredible attention to detail, her consistent follow through, and availability to answer all of our questions. She worked beautifully with our architect and builder and all of the subs she encountered during the construction of our kitchen. Jill was a gem. Her enthusiasm, grace, endless patience, professionalism and talent were invaluable in creating the national, award-winning kitchen."