MODERN ORGANIC KITCHEN, Pleasantville, NY: The existing kitchen was in need of a face-lift and an updated modern, yet natural style to achieve the homeowners’ dream of an organized kitchen where everything has its place. The original kitchen was functionally impaired without proper working space for the passionate cooks and baker of the home. The wall between the kitchen and laundry room was removed to expand the space, while a pass-through from kitchen to dining room creates new ways to entertain and links the otherwise disconnected kitchen to the rest of the home. The new peninsula provides an area for “baking assistants” and a new organizational storage area creates order for the children’s school items. Natural accents of a honed travertine wall and a wood veneered light fixture dramatically modernize the space while connecting with the outdoors enjoyed through the sliding glass doors. Clear dining table and chairs keep this busy space clean and open. Details that further enhance warmth and character include cream cabinets, quartz-composite countertops, porcelain floor tiles, glass back-splash tiles and satin nickel hardware.