Greenfield designer, Christina Simon, ASID, CKD of c|s Design Studio LLC, located in Fairfax Station, Virginia, shares her inspirations for a new project.

“Our clients, empty nesters and active grandparents were downsizing and moving closer to the city (Washington, D.C.) to be nearer to their children and grandchildren,” says Christina.

“Like many of our clients, they were looking for a change in terms of style, flow and overall feel. Coming from a more traditional Northern Virginia colonial-style home, they were craving cleaner lines, a more relaxed vibe, and an open space that worked with their existing furnishings.”

The term “Modern Farmhouse” struck a chord with the clients, and felt “right” for an established neighborhood, located just minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. The inviting front porch sets the stage, with the kitchen now central in the floorplan, repositioning it as the true heart of this home.

True to farmhouse style, different materials, colors and textures were used and these details made the space feel like it wasn’t new at all, but added on over time.

The timeless simplicity of the Greenfield “Jackson” door made it a perfect choice for the project, and the trio of chosen Greenfield Cabinetry finishes worked beautifully together: crisp “Glacier” white with Gray Glaze for the perimeter cabinets, warm Alder wood with a “Hazelnut” stain for the island, and subtle “Dune” paint with Black Glaze for the Butler’s Pantry.

Christina notes, “Greenfield’s multiple finish options made it easy to find colors that worked well with the space, and the ability to customize each cabinet to our client’s specifications made it easy and fun!”

The furniture-inspired detailing on the Beaded Inset island and Butler’s Pantry cabinetry, combined with the convenience and accessibility of Full Access style cabinetry for the perimeter is the best of both worlds.

The icing on the cake was the beautiful antique doors that were salvaged from the previous home on the lot, restored and installed between the Kitchen and Dining Room.

According to Christina, “The kitchen plan needed to accommodate large family gatherings and lots of cookie baking with their young grandchildren.”

The pro-style Thermador® range and Vent-a-Hood® chimney-style hood created a focal point which formed the axis for the T-shaped island, while the other appliances are quietly hidden. The refrigeration was split into two column style units, and paneled to work with the placement of the large windows, blending seamlessly with the surrounding cabinetry.

c|s Design Studio provides full service design consulting delivered with a professional and personal touch. Their goal is to create timeless, functional solutions that will improve the lives of their clients. c|s Design Studio is proud to support the design community, working exclusively with builders and architects.  As a CKD, Christina’s kitchen designs are carefully choreographed to meet the homeowner’s requirements and desires.


The builder for this project is Chris Heisey of Snead Custom Homes. Nice work, Chris.

Photography courtesy of NAROD PHOTOGRAPHY. Thanks, Bob.