Out went the bland, white kitchen. While our clients were renovating their Northwest Washington home, they wanted to open up this space, amp up the color, and create more energy in the room where this family spends so much of its time.
We worked with Poggenpohl to create a new atmosphere, starting with the company’s sleek line of cabinetry and countertops. Next came a statement-making turquoise backsplash, because our client seemed most drawn to blues and greens.
With those major elements in place, we brought out the fabrics that would enhance the backsplash and the pale wood veneer of the cabinetry. Kitchens don’t normally feature a lot of fabrics or upholstery, which makes this one so special. Rich draperies and sheers accent the two walls of windows and French doors, while a lively pattern on a custom banquette adds personality to the custom tabletop that sits on a stone base. (We went on to match the drama with lively wallpaper in the powder room and bold, contrasting colors in the adjacent family room.)
Fashion-forward lighting tops it off—yet another touch that makes this room seem more like a swank parlor than a workaday kitchen.