Embracing the principles of Vastu Shastra, an ancient Hindu system of architecture and design that encourages positive energy within the home to enhance the spiritual, emotional, and mental quality of the daily experience, this modern coastal kitchen aims to achieve harmony and prosperous living not only for the recently retired homeowners but also the well-being of their family and guests. In Vastu homes, the space where the home’s nourishment originates from is vital to balance the energies. Here, per the spirit of Vastu, the kitchen is positioned in the southeast corner of the house, the cooking space faces east, and the sink is placed on a separate wall from the range. Bright white walls signify purity, openness, and love. Mid-tone wood cabinetry signifies stability and comfort. Soothing smooth-to-the touch earth gray provides balance. To ensure the free flow of energy without restriction, cabinetry lines are straight, surfaces flush, and the space is kept tidy and clutter-free with ample built-in storage. Essential sunlight and cross-ventilation foster the element of natural air. Abstract shell-shaped lighting emits positive energy and flow while paying subtle homage to the home’s seaside location.

Minera Kiruna steel-effect laminate kitchen and pantry with textured wood grain uppers in Japanese Pine, with integrated LED under cabinet lighting, satin glass backsplash and coordinating tabletop.

Living room wall paneling in textured wood grain Japanese Pine with Minera Kiruna steel effect floating cabinetry.

Matte lacquer bar and art niche in Carbon Gray with highgloss lacquer surround in Arctic White and integrated LED lighting.

Floating powder room vanity in vertical grain Wild Oak Barrique wood veneer.

Sitting area wetbar and shelf in textured wood grain Japanese Pine with black slate griprail.

Floating primary bathroom vanity and tall linen cabinetry in textured Noyer wood grain with inset handle.