2012 Master Design Silver Kitchen Award

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Master Design Silver Award for Kitchen

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  • 2012 Master Design Silver Award for Kitchen $50,000-$100,000

PROJECT SUMMARY:

A young professional couple with demanding careers and busy social lives wanted to create a dream kitchen in their Carmel Valley home as a respite from their hectic schedules. They love to cook and entertain frequently and needed more open space and functionality to comfortably welcome friends and family into their environment. They also wanted their kitchen to have a more natural connection with their large backyard and patio.

Structural changes created more visual harmony with the outdoors and with the living and dining areas of the home and added a significant amount of light to the kitchen. Colors and materials were selected to echo the lush greenery outdoors. A carefully planned layout encompasses space for all the appliances expected in a modern kitchen, along with a home for the couple's large collection of cookbooks and efficient areas for prep and cooking. The couple now invite guests into their dream kitchen to share the room's warm, naturally artistic vibe and its welcoming, open space.

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Master Design Silver Award for Kitchen

The old space felt cramped, dark and closed off from the other areas of the home.

Master Design Silver Award for Kitchen

Light flows in the open and airy space of the new kitchen design. Colorful materials and natural woods bring energy and life to the space. A special area was devised in the island to display the couple's beloved collection of cookbooks.

Master Design Silver Award for Kitchen

The design and layout of the original kitchen visually separated the room from the living and dining areas of the home.

Master Design Silver Award for Kitchen

The new layout creates an expanse of open area, bringing light, air and energy into the space. Colors were carefully selected to harmonize with the outdoors.

Master Design Silver Award for Kitchen

An oversized island in the new kitchen provides a luxurious amount of space for preparing and serving meals. Experimenting with vibrant color was essential to the clients' concept of their dream kitchen.

Master Design Silver Award for Kitchen

Materials and colors reflect the beauty of nature and bring an artistic sensibility to the space. Hand-blown glass fixtures, custom made for the clients by local artist Lea de Wit, illuminate the room with a warm glow.