It can be easier for a designer to enter a project with a blank slate. But sometimes existing elements amplify a creative process that results in a finished product neither client nor professional could imagine.
“Our clients wanted to renovate their kitchen, but they did not want to disturb the existing travertine floor from a previous renovation,” remembers Kitchens by Kleweno’s Genevieve Hamel, who designed the project with Randy Sisk, the firm’s owner.
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Their clients, empty nesters who like to entertain, wanted to connect the kitchen to the rest of the house. They required a simple, modern, monochromatic space.
“The inspiration of the design started with a table leg from the bar area,” remembers Hamel.
The pair relied heavily on custom pieces, mostly of Hamel’s design. She created the polished nickel fixture over the island, the pulls on the champagne metallic cabinet doors, and the light fixture that hangs over the island.
The range hood is polished nickel inside as well as out. The entire team was thrilled to find the Pergaminho quartzite for the counters.
“It has a little metallic fleck in it. When we saw it, we all knew it was perfect,” says Sisk.
Kitchens by Kleweno
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