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aesthetic with a modern point of view,” says Fraser,
senior designer at the Christopher Peacock showroom in Short Hills, which opened its doors in June.
Peacock’s bespoke furniture and proprietary
hardware are often hailed as the benchmarks for
built-ins. His earliest design, the Scullery kitchen,
gained widespread attention at the ;;;; Kip’s
Bay Showhouse in New York City. The brand has
garnered a long list of influential clients, including
presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and business
mogul David Koch.
“Chris’s genius lies in his relentless editing,” says
Fraser, a Montclair resident. “His style is always
being copied—but no one ever quite gets it right. The
amount of detail that goes into our furniture would
frustrate the most seasoned cabinetmaker.”
The predominantly built-in furniture is handmade
in West Virginia “by a workforce that is ;; percent
women,” she notes. “A lot of love goes into every
piece.” While the stained pieces are completed at the
factory, the painted goods are hand finished in clients’
homes by a select group of European artisans trained
under Peacock’s direction.
The Short Hills showroom o;ers the opportunity
to experience the brand in a home-like setting. Beyond the usual vignette, there are complete representations of Peacock-designed rooms: a working
Refectory kitchen complete with Sub-Zero and Wolf
appliances, a bathroom, dressing room, butler’s pantry and wet bar. —Deborah P. Carter
The fine craftsmanship of cabinetmaker
Christopher Peacock comes to Short Hills.
After ;;-plus years as an award-winning designer and kitchen
specialist, Antoinette Fraser has joined forces with renowned
British designer Christopher Peacock, whose eponymous collection of handmade, English-inspired cabinets have been the gold
standard of luxury-kitchen design since the early ’;;s.
“The Peacock signature is one of authenticity, quality, substance and styling that uniquely integrates the traditional prewar
● RE TAILER CHRISTOPHER PEACOCK
A CASE FOR LUXURY
inset, senior designer
at Christopher Peacock
in Short Hills. Left, the
Scullery kitchen. Above,
the latest addition to
the line: The Hepburn
dressing room, with its
compartments, is often
designed as an extension
to a master suite.
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