Project Spotlight: Kitchen Remodel

I recently designed this kitchen for a client in Westford, MA who wanted something modern and timeless. It was a complete tear down that included a different layout and all new updated finishes and fixtures, as well as opening the space up to the dining room and adjoining living area that were also refurnished.

Kitchen Remodel Before and After

As part of my design process, I started with the concept that defined the overall style, color palette and design element options, to give the client an idea of the overall direction. I went with the transitional style to ensure the kitchen has a timeless appeal and longevity, while still being modern and having some personality.

I balanced the traditional elements such as white shaker cabinets and granite countertops with the more modern hexagon tile and high-end stainless steel appliances. I kept the lines clean and contemporary, and added some modern touches such as on-trend black accents, to create some contrast and visual interest. 

Concept Board

I went with a neutral color scheme with dominating whites, grays, and muted green. I wanted to blend the color palette and avoid either sharp contrasts or monotony. I ensured the visual interest and harmony by introducing and pairing different tones, textures and patterns. In terms of materials, I created a juxtaposition between natural textured granite, wood flooring and cool stainless steel.

Work in Progress

From there, I’ve narrowed down exact product selection that included the KOHLER Crue Single-handle semi-professional kitchen sink faucet, and locally sourced granite slab in Colonial White with hints of green and black accents. The floors were done in red oak hardwood.

For the backsplash, I picked the 4×4 matte hexagon tile in grey and white and created an irregular pattern to blend the two colors in a more dynamic way while ensuring the nice rhythm.

Backsplash Pattern Design

The main paint color selected was Morning Dew by Benjamin Moore, with accents in Steam, and trims in my go-to white, Chantilly Lace also by Benjamin Moore .

With the addition of the island, for the seating I selected the wishbone counter stools in solid black by Arhaus.

My clients were thrilled with the result! Here’s what they had to say:

Biljana, we can’t thank you enough for creating this beautiful space for us! We’ve LOVED working with you – you are incredibly talented, thoughtful, and patient.  You managed to capture our varied styles and create a perfect blend of both. We love showing off our new kitchen, living room, dining room and the basement! Not only are the new spaces stunning but they also fit our needs perfectly. We could have never done this without you! 

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