Christopher Peacockdesigned the kitchen in this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House, located in the Arthur Sachs Mansion in New York’s Lenox Hill neighborhood. A Live Edge Countertop of English Wych Elm custom crafted by Grothouse spills over the center island as a seamless extension of the Silestone marble countertop.
What is a Live Edge Countertop?
Live Edge Wood Countertops embrace nature with their unique organic shape. Live edge refers to the bark side of a piece of lumber. The edge is not sawn and the natural shape of the tree remains. This style of millwork is treasured by clients wanting to introduce organic elements into their home.
In the Kips Bay kitchen, Christopher Peacock did just that. Peacock planted an herb garden in one deep crevice of the Live Edge countertop. “It looks very organic, like it’s growing out of the counter,” said Peacock. The counter adds an organic, yet modern feel to the kitchen.
Notorious for white and classic kitchens, Christopher Peacock used the Kips Bay Show House to experiment with color and texture. The kitchen features espresso Lambourne cabinetry with hand-picked English Wych Elm accents custom crafted by Grothouse from left over pieces of the Live Edge Counter.
This kitchen has received a colossal amount of attention from media. CBS New York News shared a video covering the house. The video can be seenhere.
Learn more about Live Edge Countertops on ourwebsiteand visit ourImage Libraryfor more design inspiration!
Below is a Peruvian Walnut Edge Grain Cutting Board designed by Griffey Remodeling. This cutting board was placed strategically close to the stove top and the sink, making it easy to access for food preparation purposes.This cutting board is 5 inches thick and includes a 1/8″ Roundover Edge Profile on Top, Bottom and Vertical corners of all edges.
We highly recommend choosing a cutting board crafted in end grain construction. End grain is generally ten times harder than edge grain. End grain is ideal for applications where looks and functionality are important. Knives keep their edge far better when used on end grain cutting boards because the blade slides between the wood fibers much like cutting into a firm brush. An added benefit is that end grain does not show knife marks quite as readily as edge grain.
Pictured below is a custom Random Mix Sapele Mahogany End Grain Cutting Board designed by Past Basket Design. The cutting board is 7 1/4 inches thick with a 1/8″ Roundover Edge Profile on top horizontal edge, bottom horizontal edge, and vertical corners.
Custom Cutting Boards | Features and Options
Cutting boards are not limited to features and options. A cutting board can include any of our edge profiles.
Cutting boards can also include laser engraving. This feature allows you to truly customize your designs. Many clients have used Laser Engraved Cutting Boards as gifts. Anything can be engraved – from images to logos, even designs. The possibilities are endless. Below is a cutting board Fisher Group designed with the company logo in the upper left hand corner and ‘Habitable Art’ in the lower right hand corner.
Cutting boards can also include a waste or trash hole. The food scraps are quickly swiped into the hole for efficient food preparation. The holes can be crafted with a custom lid if desired. Grothouse offers custom made steel lids as pictured or flush mount lids with flip up handles. We can also craft a lid of wood if you desire. The size and shape of the hole can vary based on your intended use. This element of customization can add a decorative flair to your well-organized work space.
Custom Cutting Boards by Grothouse are always finished with Grothouse Original Oil™ to ensure a food safe, nut-allergy-free surface ready for food preparation.