A primary palette of cheerful blues and reds provides inspiration for an unusual contemporary kitchen
Home & Design Winter 2010 Dream Kitchen "Modern Mix"
When it comes to kitchen decor, "there are two categories
of people." explains Sonny Nazemian of Michael Nash Custom Kitchens & Homes, Inc. "Those who love stain and those who love color." In this case, clients Jane and Alan Luba of CentreviHej Virginia, fell emphatically into the latter category. The homeowners, who have a modern sensibility, approached him to design a sleek, minimalist kitchen with strong colors and finishes.
They began with the cabinetry. "We went through Four colors before Jane saw the one she wanted," Nazemian
says. "She was alter this particular shade of bine." The cabinets are wood—their final finish: cobalt bine, high-gloss lacquer and acrylic. The design team added a row of stainless-steel and f'rosted-giass cabinets at ceiling level to create a visual connection with the kitchen's stainless-steel appliances and backsplash.
Jane Luba, who owns her own catering business, also wanted to reconfigure the layout of her kitchen for better flow. Nazemian's team opened tip the space between the kitchen and family room, created a door to the dining room, and transformed the peninsula into an island. They also introduced much larger appliances, relocated them and added better lighting. "When yon work with colors, von need proper lighting," Nazemian says. "Semi-warm halogen lights showed the bine best,"