No two performances are alike, and that includes kitchens. Each one is special and comes with a unique set of choreography challenges. This project is one of my favorites! My clients for the Newton Court project wanted to create an expansive, open kitchen that helped them feel connected to the outside with enough space for their multigenerational family would enjoy. They also wanted a contemporary feeling and their wish list included state of the art appliances, unusual finishes, and out of the box design flair. I was so excited to get on this dance floor and choreograph the kitchen of their dreams!
There was a lot to do…. the kitchen was a cookie cutter space with no flow, small sink window, and no organization for utensils and understanding of how a kitchen works. I proposed several structural alterations to open out the space: bumping out a wall, closing a door, opening up a window and moving a bathroom.
We used beautiful materials and textures: brushed stainless steel, Houdini glass in the bathroom, new mahogany floors and Porcelanosa tile for the kitchen floor and backsplash. A beautiful bamboo chopping area brings in an organic feel. Concrete countertops with inlaid stainless steel drain near the sink and a huge kitchen “garage” to house all of small appliances. The custom cabinetry is contemporary and very linear, and geometric in design, with all proportions relating to each other. Kitchen Choreography at its finest!
We spilled out to the rest of the first floor, and I designed a glass table top, that looks like a piece of ice, incorporating a steel base for the dining table. A new staircase with iron spindles and a granite contemporary fireplace with glass pellets and mahogany mantel for the living space brings it all together. This project was the perfect dance of practicality and creativity!