When we meet with new clients to consult about the look and feel for their upcoming space, it’s not uncommon to hear phrases like, “we wanted to get an expert opinion” or “I’m not a designer…” But it was different when we partnered with client Adrienne Rosen, a certified interior designer and proprietor of Adrienne Rosen…
We’ve been told not to judge a book by its cover and the same is true with our homes. This project is a contemporary respite wrapped inside a traditional brick home. The use of the different style tile in the same color maintains continuity while adding texture to the space. Adding high end appliances, like the induction cooktop (my favorite), make this kitchen a joy to use!
This mid-century home, built in 1952, was an irresistible investment opportunity that needed a little work. Since the kitchen is the showcase of the house, that is were the project started. Our goal in this renovation was to create a space that is open, bright, modern, and clean. In order to make this 14-by-11-foot space seem bigger we removed the wall between the kitchen and living space and rearranged everything in the room. To open the room, the refrigerator was switched with the stove to allow for more storage space. The under-counter microwave creates more counter space in the kitchen. An avonite countertop accented by yellow pendant lighting gives the space a warm feeling. A metal laminate countertop has the look of stainless steel and contributes to the contemporary look.
This single dad with young sons wanted a “hip” yet functional kitchen. He wanted a space to entertain friends and prepare amazing meals for his children. We wanted a space that reflects this dad’s one-of-a-kind personality so we went with a comfortable and contemporary look. Bold colors, stainless steel accents, and some personal touches were used to give this dad the kitchen of his dreams.