Project Highlight: Hickory Lane

Fully custom means getting a 100% unique design based on the space, intended aesthetics, and personal functionality needs. Every element is literally made to order (or “bespoke” if you’re in the U.K.) to fit your space, down to a tiny fraction of an inch. A custom cabinet designer will find a way to respect an intended aesthetic while catering to your specific needs of storage. Fully custom means that you get exactly what you want.

For the Hickory Lane home project, Christopher Scott Cabinetry teamed up with Caitlin Creer Interiors to bring a unique blend of traditional and modernized cabinetry and design ideas to life. The gorgeous home was a new build, so we had the entire aesthetic to create from the ground up. And you’ll see we had a lot of fun with that throughout the home—in custom cabinetry for the bathrooms, in kitchen design ideas, in the built-in cabinetry in the living room, and more.

Kitchen Design At Hickory Lane

The kitchen and kitchen island designs at Hickory Lane are full of beaded inset cabinet doors with shaker fronts. We added a few additional design elements that played well with that look, and we utilized several to make this an interesting and dynamic space. The overall style of the kitchen design comes across as traditional, with some farmhouse vibes along with some vintage flair for good measure.

First, the entire layout of the mostly-white kitchen was elongated by plain sawn white oak flooring, dimensional and monochromatic ceiling detail, and wall shelving on the right of the room. In a kitchen that isn’t overly large, these kinds of thoughtful design elements can really bring a room to the next level.

Beautiful custom kitchen designs come in every shape, size, and color imaginable. This sweet white kitchen may not be huge but every detail of the inset cabinetry packs a punch.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

Trendy custom kitchen designs come in every shape, size, and color imaginable. This sweet white kitchen may not be huge but every detail of the inset cabinetry packs a punch.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

(Notice the sneak peek into a fan-favorite pantry design you see on the right of the picture above—but more on that part of the Hickory Lane cabinetry design and ideas below.)

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

This big kitchen island design in one of our favorite blue custom kitchens becomes a focal point of the space but also serves as a separator between kitchen and living rooms, making each space its own while coordinating beautifully.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

It's amazing how some open kitchen shelves can balance the weight of this blue kitchen island design. It almost creates an anchor for the room so great kitchen lighting and custom wall tile can really pop.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

One of the best parts about this space? The kitchen island design, hands down. It absolutely pops because of the strategic use of one of our favorite blue paint colors—Down Pipe by Farrow & Ball—but every last detail makes it a truly special kitchen island.

From the bright white farm sink (both practical in its mess-elimination and classic in its timeless style) to its stained oak drip edge and island legs that extend the countertop workspace and allow for bar seating, this space is the perfect marriage of thoughtful form and functionality. Even the “arched” trim that you’ll notice throughout the white kitchen cabinetry below illustrates this kitchen’s dedication to creating a space full of thoughtful details.

Blue custom cabinets in the kitchen don't have to be bright or overwhelming. I love the subtle, almost smokey blue of this kitchen island and how it grounds a mostly white kitchen.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

The best custom kitchen cabinet design ideas are those that have flawless functionality and look beautiful simultaneously.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

The clean look of these inset cabinet doors and drawers is balanced by all the additional character-laden features we implemented into this area of the kitchen. Like those arched faux legs on the lower cabinets, the matching arch on the custom range hood, the decorative molding, and the four coordinating cabinet front designs. They all work together to create one harmonious visual in the space.

The best unique custom kitchen cabinets are those that have flawless functionality and look beautiful simultaneously.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

This trendy kitchen cabinet design is also timeless and beautifully functional. Any trend you indulge in should tick all those boxes too!

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

The Hickory Lane kitchen boasts an integrated appliance design with a full-sized fridge and freezer hidden seamlessly behind these tall kitchen cabinet doors. To the left, a microwave and refrigerator and freezer drawers are tucked behind custom cabinet fronts as well.

Not every item in your kitchen should be tucked away behind closed doors! Think about which items you'd love to display and design unique custom cabinets around them.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

This unique custom kitchen cabinet design conjures memories of a vintage kitchen while offering complementary modern elements to balance out the look. Dare you not to dream of that custom tile backsplash!

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

We love the mix of hardware styles mixed with a detailed tile backsplash in this set of custom cabinets for the kitchen and an open concept living room.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

To the right of the refrigerator and freezer is this gorgeous set of built-in kitchen cabinets that really showcases the traditional farmhouse/retro style of the Hickory Lane custom designed kitchen. The slightly warm white works beautifully with gold hardware and the unique tile backsplash. Then you open the pocket, or “pin back,” doors to reveal plenty of extra storage space set into dark stained walnut shelving to really complete the look. Yet another testament to our belief that form and function should never be separated. 

We love the combination of hardware styles mixed with a detailed tile backsplash in this set of custom white kitchen cabinets.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

This unique kitchen cabinet design conjures memories of a vintage kitchen while offering complementary modern elements to balance out the look. Dare you not to dream of that custom tile backsplash!

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

Pantries Design At Hickory Lane

This pantry design included custom black cabinets, brass hardware, and oak countertops with plenty of space for style and storage.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

This custom butler’s pantry is a deeply saturated oasis for food storage, extra dishes, and even minor food prep. Featuring another large farmhouse sink, Down Pipe-painted custom built-in cabinetry (complete with plenty of closed and open storage space), and luxurious brass hardware basking happily in the natural light spilling in from the perfectly centered oval window . . . the pantry may be even more inviting than the kitchen.

The best kitchen pantry design ideas are ready for anything kitchen prep can throw at them. A great custom pantry needs an array of drawers, cabinets, shelving, and a great farmhouse sink. And why not add some deep paint, just to throw it over the top?

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

The best kitchen pantry design ideas are ready for anything kitchen prep can throw at them. A great custom pantry needs an array of drawers, cabinets, shelving, and a great farmhouse sink. And why not add some deep paint, just to throw it over the top?

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

This kitchen pantry design included custom black cabinets, brass hardware, and oak countertops with plenty of space for style and storage.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

The countertop and curved “pew arm” are two of my favorite details in this home’s built-in cabinetry. The stained wood countertop works magically to break up the dark cabinets, and the curved “pew arm” detailing at the cabinet entrance lends just the right amount of sophisticated detail. Both are subtle elements, but they bring the space to life in a unique and unexpected way. The right cabinetry and design ideas will always do that.

This custom kitchen pantry design idea included moody black cabinets, brass hardware, and oak countertops with plenty of space for style and storage.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

Bathroom Design At Hickory Lane

The custom two sink bathroom vanity is as modern a solution as it gets, but the unique bathroom design together evokes a dreamy vintage vibe.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

Breaking up a two sink bathroom cabinet design with a shorter vanity in the middle adds a ton of visual interest to your bathroom.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

See the way the end piece of this custom cabinet design for the bathroom mimics the lines on the front? It's the details that make custom cabinet designs for the bathroom so unique and special.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

We collaborated with Caitlin Creer to come up with our best bathroom design ideas. Working together, we created a modern, yet traditional retreat space. Complete with sitting vanity and separate sink cabinets, this space offers convenience and plenty of storage space at your fingertips.

What does the best bathroom cabinet design look like to you? The beaded inset cabinets on this custom vanity frames each drawer and cabinet perfectly to add just enough subtle detail to let you know it was designed with an expert eye.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

Adding a bead to inset cabinets can add just the extra boost of personality a custom cabinet needs to set it apart. Learn more about the best bathroom cabinet designs at ChristopherScottCabinetry.com!

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

We lifted the sink cabinetry off the ground to bring some lightness to the design while giving the vanities the appearance of furniture. This small adjustment maintains the value and charm of custom built-in cabinets, while giving it a high-end look. The beaded inset design and glass hardware only add to the appeal.

Living Room Design At Hickory Lane

The custom living room ideas at Hickory Lane brought in more of the farmhouse vibe that you see echoed throughout the house. The classic X pattern on the lower cabinets makes a subtle statement, while open shelving at the top of the living room built-ins guides the eye upward to space designed specifically for personalized and changeable decor.

Fully custom means getting a 100% unique design based on the space, intended aesthetics, and personal functionality needs. Every element is literally made to order (or “bespoke” if you’re in the U.K.) to fit your space, down to a tiny fraction of an inch. A custom cabinet designer will find a way to respect an intended aesthetic while catering to your specific needs of storage. Fully custom means that you get exactly what you want.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

It can be overwhelming, the number of decisions that have to be made when building or remodeling a home, especially in terms of cabinetry. Custom cabinetry versus stock, or maybe semi-custom cabinets. Then the cabinetry style, detail design, layout, colors, hardware style/sizes, paint or stain, etc. The list goes on and on; and because the impact of any room is a sum of all its many details, it’s important to figure out what you really want each room to say or how you want it to function before making any cabinetry decisions.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

Entertainment Center Design At Hickory Lane

A custom built-in entertainment center can be crafted to hide and store your electronics with custom bi-fold cabinet doors like this. Close the doors and you’ve got a beautiful living room.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

The custom cabinetry in the living room actually doubles as a custom entertainment center designed just for the Hickory Lane home. Because the space to the right of the fireplace provides plenty of space for books, blankets, and other tucked away items, the left side is home to a large (secondary) television with a built-in conduit to hide unsightly TV and electrical cords.

A custom built in entertainment center can be crafted to hide and store your electronics with custom bi-fold cabinet doors like this. Close the doors and you’ve got a beautiful living room.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry

Our cabinetry and design ideas are unique to every project and homeowner we work with. We aim to utilize the space well, enhance functionality, and increase the beauty and charm of any space we’re invited to work in. 

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