Live Edge Countertop 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Live Edge Countertop in the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Kitchen
Live Edge Countertop in the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Kitchen designed by Christopher Peacock

Christopher Peacock designed 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.

Herb garden in deep crevice of Live Edge countertop in 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House
Peacock planted an herb garden in one deep crevice of the countertop.

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.

Drawer fronts crafted from left over pieces of the live edge countertop
English Wych Elm drawer fronts custom crafted from left over pieces of the countertop.

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 seen here.

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