For most of us, the kitchen is the heart of the home—as is the case for this particular client. Having worked with Vickie Daeley at Interior Affairs in the past, they knew the obvious choice was to have the Interior Affairs Design Team go to work to fulfill their ultimate desires and needs.

What began as an enclosed and outdated kitchen soon became a large, communal, and welcoming room that opens into the dining room. The floorplan originally consisted of four walls that enclosed this one area of the home and prevented the client from interacting with guests or family members.   In order to create an open space, our focus was to remove one wall, and re-space the plan of the cabinetry so no storage was lost.  On the back window wall of the kitchen we have designed additional cabinetry with a pass through window and a perfect spot to pull up the counter stool and enjoy a morning coffee.

We wanted to create a little contrast with the colors, which can be seen with the use of off-white cabinets, matte black hood, granite with beautiful movement through varying neutral tones, and stainless steel appliances. The final touch to enhance the room was using a yellow and gold floral patterned fabric on the window treatments.

In order to give this kitchen the appearance of a much larger space, we played with the texture, color, and materials for this kitchen.  Using tone on tone travertine tiles in various shapes and sizes and a marble arabesque pattern fulfilled a classic backsplash design.

This client not only has a spacious surface to cook and craft all her wonderful delicacies, but a zone where she can better entertain her guests.