Drama Season

posted on Jan. 20, 2020, at 11:00 p.m.

NKBA Staff

Winners of this year’s NKBA Professional Design Competition showed an unparalleled breadth of creativity and clever functionality in bold designs. By Dianne M. Pogoda

The NKBA’s 2020 Professional Design Competition was clear evidence that the all-white kitchen and bath could have seen their heyday come and gone. While most designers agree that there will always be a place for classic white and sophisticated gray spaces, the winners in this year’s tilt incorporated numerous colors, metals, a forest full of wood tones, sculptural elements and textural accents to add dramatic interest to their designs. Open plans and maximized storage, often cleverly hidden, were paramount in most of the projects.

The winners were revealed at the Kitchen & Bath Design Competition + Industry Awards ceremonies at KBIS 2020 in Las Vegas on Jan. 20.

Kitchen and bath categories featured first, second and third places in traditional and contemporary styles, in sizes large (kitchens of 250 square feet or more; baths of 55 square feet or more) or small (kitchens under 250 square feet, baths under 55 square feet). First-place winners took home $3,000; second place was awarded $2,000, and third place earned $1,000. In addition, there were three specialty winners for Best Outdoor Kitchen, Design for Living in Place and the Clay Lyon Builder/Remodeler Award for a submission from a builder or remodeler.

Grand prizes of $10,000 each were awarded to winners of best overall kitchen and best overall bath, selected from among  the first-place winners in the kitchen and bath categories. These designers also earned a feature in Luxe Interior + Design magazine and a portfolio review by an editor of Interior Design magazine. Both titles in the Sandow media portfolio.

Judges for the two-round competition included designers Cheryl Kees Clendenon; Peter Salerno, CMKBD; Rebekah Zaveloff, CKD; Richard Anuszkiewicz; Dawn DeLuca, AKBD, CLIPP, CAPS; Vicky Sanderson, editor of website “Around the House with Vicky Sanderson;” and DJ Carey, editor of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens.

The 2020 Kitchen + Bath Design Competition & Industry Awards were generously sponsored by 2020 (platinum sponsor) and The Home Depot (gold sponsor).

The Professional Design Competition will begin accepting entries for next year’s awards in the spring. Winners will be presented at KBIS on Feb. 8, 2021, in Orlando. Visit www.NKBA.org for details and an application packet.

KITCHENS

CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN (Large)

1st  placeLana Zepponi Meyers, AKBD, Kitchens Unlimited, Memphis; Tennessee Chapter

MODERN CONTRAST

Lana Zepponi Meyers designed this sleek, elegant kitchen for two cooks. The signature is the contrast between clean, white, high-gloss cabinetry and marble countertops and rich, grain-matched Mid-century style mahogany cabinets along a full wall, including integrated, paneled appliances. Deep (30-in.) countertops maximize prep space, and custom storage and special features abound.

Photos: Sarah Bell, Selavie Photography

SOURCES:

Cabinetry: QCII

Dishwasher, Induction Cooktop, Microwave, Oven, Steam Oven & Ventilation: Miele

Ice Maker: Scotsman

Refrigerators: Liebherr & Sub-Zero

Photos: Sarah Bell, Selavie Photography

CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN (Large)

2nd place Sandra Diaz-Velasco, EOLO A&I Design, Miami; South Florida Chapter

LET IT FLOW

Sandra Diaz-Velasco opened a cramped, closed-off kitchen to integrate seamlessly with the living space. She designed a curved wall with a custom wood mosaic and a curved, floating countertop for an organic flow evocative of waves and used dramatic dark wood cabinetry to camouflage the appliances and take full advantage of a stunning ocean view.

Photos: Juan Pablo Estupiñan

SOURCES:

Cabinetry, Ceiling & Walls: Sanandres Construction

Cooktop: Smeg

Countertops: Compac Extreme Stone

Dishwasher: Bosch

Faucets/Fittings, Garbage Disposer & Sinks: Franke

Flooring: Florim

Lighting: Petite Fritture

Microwave & Oven: Thermador

Refrigerator: Liebherr

Ventilation: Faber

Washer & Dryer: Electrolux

Photos: Juan Pablo Estupiñan

CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN (Large)

3rd  place Elma Gardner, CMKBD, By Design Studio, Davis, Calif.; California Capital Chapter

Doing Double Duty

Sleek, expansive and green best describe Elma Gardner’s design for two chefs featuring two full workstations, integrated appliances, plenty of custom storage and an indoor garden that delivers fresh herbs. The home is LEED for Homes Platinum-certified and National Green Building Standard Emerald-certified; rough-hewn European oak cabinetry imparts a sophisticated organic element, and subtle green and yellow accents warm the neutral palette.

Photos: Jeffrey A. Davis Photography

SOURCES:

Cabinetry: Wood-Mode

Coffee System, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Microwave, Ovens, Refrigeration Columns, Steam Oven, Urban Cultivator Indoor Garden, Vacuum Storage System, Ventilation & Warming Drawers: Gaggenau

Ceiling & Wall: Environmental Stone Works

Countertops: Caesarstone & Walker Zanger

Faucets/Fittings & Sinks: Kohler & Poise

Garbage Disposer: InSinkErator

Flooring & Tile: Walker Zanger

Lighting: Eaton, Hafele, Hubbarton Forge

Smart Technology: Crestron

Special Features: Garaventa Lift Elevator

Water Delivery System: Rinnai

Windows: Western Windows

Photos: Jeffrey A. Davis Photography

CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN (Small)

1st placeSvetlana Tryaskina, Estee Design, Toronto; Ontario/Canada Chapter

TEXTURE IN TORONTO

For a couple who moved from Bermuda to Toronto, Svetlana Tryaskina layered an array of materials, textures and colors to create an upscale, open-concept space with entertaining top-of-mind. She expanded the small island into a larger peninsula with more seating, storage and sophisticated lighting. Striking walnut cabinetry plays against a blue hand-glazed backsplash, evoking Bermuda’s blue waters.

Photos: Erik Rotter Photography

SOURCES:

Cabinetry: Custom

Cooktop, Steam Oven & Wall Oven: Wolf

Countertops: Laminam

Dishwasher: Asko

Faucets/Fittings: Brizo

Refrigerator: Sub-Zero

Sink: Blanco

Tile: Waterworks

Ventilation: Integrated Vent

Photos: Erik Rotter Photography

CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN (Small)

2nd place Sandra Diaz-Velasco, EOLO A&I Design, Miami; South Florida Chapter

SLEEK SLABS

Sandra Diaz-Velasco’s young bachelor client wanted a masculine, geometric and uncluttered design for his 1970s-era condo renovation. She delivered smooth surfaces, from the stone flooring, countertop and backsplashes to warm wood slab panels for cabinetry and sliding doors to conceal prep space, creating an edgy, sophisticated environment that’s all guy.

Photos: Eugenio Wilman

SOURCES:

Backsplash & Countertops: Caesarstone

Cabinetry: Sanandres Construction

Cooktop, Microwave & Oven: Wolf

Dishwasher: Asko

Faucets/Fittings: Moen

Flooring: Naturalistone Porcelain

Garbage Disposer:  Franke

Lighting: Union Lighting

Refrigerator: Sub-Zero

Sinks: Custom

Ventilation: Faber

Washer & Dryer: Whirlpool

Photos: Eugenio Wilman

CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN (Small)

3rd place Nyla Free, Nyla Free Designs, Calgary; Prairie Provinces Chapter

THE BLACK BOX

The kitchen in this large, loft-like home was centrally located, adjacent to the master bedroom and main living areas on either side. To separate the spaces, Nyla Free designed a large black box structure that includes pantry storage and fully integrated appliances. A burst of yellow on the island, which features a sink and cooktop, keeps the space lively.

Photos: Ema Peter Photography

SOURCES

Cabinetry: Vic Martens Millwork & Design

Coffee Station, Cooktop & Oven: Miele

Countertop with Integrated Sink: Poliform

Dishwasher: Asko

Faucets/Fittings: Dornbracht

Flooring: Stone Tile West

Lighting: Hudson Valley

Refrigeration: Sub-Zero

Windows: Marvin

Photos: Ema Peter Photography

TRADITIONAL KITCHEN (Large)

1st place and BEST OVERALL KITCHEN

Sarah Robertson, AKBD, Studio Dearborn, Mamaronek, N.Y.; Westchester Chapter

WORKING ALL THE ANGLES

A centerpiece of this winning design is modern chevron paneling on the appliance wall and bar that ties into the flooring and ceiling panel detail. A mix of classic details with contemporary twists pulls the design together, with ample custom storage solutions hidden in the warm gray cabinetry. It makes this the best overall kitchen, giving Sarah Robertson the top honor for the second consecutive year.

Photos: Adam Kane Macchia Photography

SOURCES:

Cabinetry & Oak Paneling: Studio Dearborn

Dishwasher: Bosch

Faucets/Fittings: Brizo

Garbage Disposer: InSinkErator

Ice Maker: Scotsman

Lighting: Roll and Hill

Microwave & Range: Wolf

Refrigerator: Sub-Zero

Ventilation: Best

Windows: LePage

Photos: Adam Kane Macchia Photography

TRADITIONAL KITCHEN (Large)

2nd place Cindy Aplanalp Yates,  Chairma Design Group,  Houston; Texas Gulf Coast Chapter

NEW SPACE, OLD CHARM

This new-construction home exudes Old World charm through Cindy Aplanalp Yates’ blend of classic materials and traditional details. These include the beadboard ceiling, rustic lanterns, tailored trims, hammered copper farmhouse sink and copper vent hood, with modern touches like custom storage and sleek appliances. The distinctive aqua cabinetry creates a serene atmosphere.

Photos: Analicia Hermann

SOURCES:

Cabinetry: Job-Built

Countertops & Tile: Daltile

Dishwashers: Bosch & Fisher & Peykel

Faucets/Fittings: Kohler

Garbage Disposer: InSinkErator

Hood: Amsterdam

Lighting: Lutron & St. James Lanterns

Microwave: Sharp

Range/Ovens: GE & Wolf

Refrigeration: Big Chill & Sub-Zero

Ventilation: Vent-A-Hood

Wallcovering: Thibaut

Water Delivery: Mountain Plumbing

Windows: Marvin

Photos: Analicia Hermann

TRADITIONAL KITCHEN (Large)

3rd placeDavid Heide, David Heide Design Studio, Minneapolis; Minnesota State Chapter

HISTORY LESSON

David Heide relocated the kitchen and added an all-glass breakfast room in this historic house, bathing the space in natural light. Respecting the home’s history, he used glass-front cabinetry, caramel-toned red birch woods, millwork reflecting other parts of the structure, custom leaded-glass transom details and custom-glazed pale green tile that echoes the green tones in the quartzite countertops.

Photos: Chad Holder Photography

SOURCES:

Cabinetry: Custom by Frost Cabinets

Countertops: Labradorite

Dishwasher: Asko

Faucets/Fittings: Newport Brass

Garbage Disposer: InSinkErator

Range: Wolf

Refrigerator: Sub-Zero

Sinks: Shaw’s Original

Tile: Custom by Revival Classics

Windows: Marvin

Photos: Chad Holder Photography

TRADITIONAL KITCHEN (Small)

1st place Karen Swanson, New England Design Works, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.

PETITE PLEASURES

Custom details characterize Karen Swanson’s 120-sq.-ft. kitchen design. Leaded-glass inserts for upper wall cabinets relate to windows in the adjacent dining room, while vertically oriented picket tiles convey a cottage-style charm. The custom riveted hood is a focal point, and the soothing palette lends a sense of calm to the design.

Photos: Jared Kuzia Photography

SOURCES:

Cabinets: New England Custom Cabinetry

Dishwasher: Miele

Faucets/Fittings: California Faucets

Hardware: Water Street Brass Hardware

Lighting: Hudson Valley

Range: Blue Star

Refrigeration: Sub-Zero

Tile: Sonoma Tile Makers

Ventilation: Range Craft

Windows: Custom French Casement by Marvin

Photos: Jared Kuzia Photography

TRADITIONAL KITCHEN (Small)

2nd place Sarah Robertson, AKBD, Studio Dearborn, Mamaronek, N.Y.; Westchester Chapter

MOOD INDIGO

Sarah Robertson packed a ton of custom storage into this compact space, accommodating a structural column in the island and keeping the vibe elegant yet fun. Colorful cement tiles inject pattern and whimsy, and brass fixtures and hardware strike a handsome contrast with the deep indigo cabinetry.

Photos: Adam Kane Macchia Photography

SOURCES:

Cabinetry: Studio Dearborn

Countertops: Quartzite

Dishwasher & Range: Viking

Faucets/Fittings: Newport Brass

Garbage Disposer: InSinkErator

Lighting: Schoolhouse & Visual Comfort

Refrigerator: Sub-Zero

Sinks: Kohler

Tile: Riad Tile

Ventilation: Zephyr

Wine Refrigerator: Perlick

Photos: Adam Kane Macchia Photography

TRADITIONAL KITCHEN (Small)

3rd place Karen Swanson, New England Design Works, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.

CITY STYLE

Karen Swanson transformed the small galley kitchen in a Boston row house into a chic, white space with ample storage and counter space, a bar, island seating and a dining table. Gold-tone fixtures and hardware; open, dark wood shelving; and Mid-century barstools add a touch of warmth.

Photos: Jared Kuzia Photography

SOURCES:

Cabinetry: Crown Point

Cooktop: Wolf

Countertops: Quartzite

Dishwasher, Oven & Refrigerator: JennAir

Faucets/Fittings: California Faucets

Lighting: Hudson Valley & Tech Lighting

Sinks: Kohler

Steam Oven: Miele

Tile: Tile Showcase & Watertown

Ventilation: Zephyr

Photos: Jared Kuzia Photography

BATHS

CONTEMPORARY BATH (Small)

1st place and BEST OVERALL BATH

Michelle Miazga-Hall, Port and Quarter Interiors, Vancouver; British Columbia Chapter

POWDER ROOM WOW

Michelle Miazga-Hall overcame structural challenges to give her clients serious “wow” factor in their full-home renovation. A dark gray concrete trough sink maximizes the narrow space.  A black floor and white toilet, black-and-white photos in custom black metal frames and soft gray walls are punctuated with a brass faucet, shelving and a custom brass and marble mosaic that serves as a dramatic backdrop to the sink.

Photos: Gabriel Hall

SOURCES:

Art Frames, Mirror & Towel Bar: New Format

Faucets/Fittings: Vola

Flooring: Stone Tile

Lighting: Tom Dixon

Mosaic Mural: Edgewater Studios

Sink: Sticks and Stones

Toilet: Icera

Windows: Victorian Custom Stained Glass

Photos: Gabriel Hall

CONTEMPORARY BATH (Small)

2nd place Madeleine Sloback, Madeleine Design Group, Vancouver; British Columbia Chapter

DARK VICTORY

Madeleine Sloback succeeded in creating a high-drama powder room with a black toilet, floor, sink and faucet; a black wall sconce in a recessed niche; and a custom stain for the black walnut paneling. Recessed cove lighting and a mitered marble frame make the vanity a focal point.

Photos: Vincent Lee/ISHOT

SOURCES:

Cabinetry: Kitchen Art Design

Countertops & Tile: Bordignon Marble and Stone

Faucets/Fittings: Fantini

Flooring: Stone Tile

Lighting: Delightfull & Lightheaded

Sink: Kalista

Toilet: Kohler

Wall/Ceiling: Kurt Sander Custom Millwork

Photos: Vincent Lee/ISHOT

CONTEMPORARY BATH (Small)

3rd place Sandra Diaz-Velasco, EOLO A&I Design, Miami; South Florida Chapter

CROCODILE ROCK

Sandra Diaz-Velasco packed design punch into this eclectic, contemporary powder room with a white crocodile wallcovering, a sculptural basin, a wall-mounted toilet and a faucet that drops from the ceiling. A custom wooden vanity provides a striking contrast to the textured walls.

Photos: Brett Hufziger

SOURCES:

Faucets/Fittings: Gessi

Flooring: Tiles at Doral

Sinks: KOS Zucchetti

Smart Tech: Legrand

Toilet: Duravit

Walls/Ceiling: Elitis Wallpaper

Photos: Brett Hufziger

CONTEMPORARY BATH (Large)

1st place

Michelle Miazga-Hall, Port and Quarter Interiors, Vancouver; British Columbia Chapter

CUSTOM RETREAT

Michelle Miazga-Hall sought spa-like elegance in her blend of classic and modern elements for a master en suite bathroom. White/gray-veined marble and walnut cabinetry set the tone, with custom rectangular ceiling-mounted towel bars that tie into the lines of the countertops and a honed bluestone freestanding tub. Hexagonal floor tiles create a sense of sophisticated whimsey.

SOURCES:
Bathtub: Blu Bathworks

Cabinetry: Lauden Woodworking

Countertops: Caesarstone

Faucets/Fittings: Aquabrass, Blu Bathworks, DXV & Gessi Via Manzoni

Flooring: Daltile

Hardware: Kartners

Lighting: George Kovacs

Tile: Bordignon Marble & Granite

Toilet: Icera

CONTEMPORARY BATH (Large)

2nd place Carly Nemtean, Carriage Lane Design-Build, Mississauga, Ontario; Ontario/Canada Chapter

ZEN DRAMA

Carly Nemtean’s serene design plays with contrasts to create a sophisticated master retreat. The dark porcelain floor tile contrasts with the large white tub and white-framed round and rectangular windows. Textured and grooved tiles cover the walls and are a focal point in the shower, while warm wood cabinetry surrounds the vanity to soften the space.

Photos: Stephani Buchman

SOURCES:

Bathtub: Ios

Bidet, Sinks & Toilet: Toto

Cabinetry: Alta Moda

Countertops: Vicostone

Faucets/Fittings: Graff

Flooring & Tile: Ceragres & Porcelanosa

Lighting: Restoration Hardware

Shower Enclosure: Shiny Glass

Wall/Ceiling: Porcelanosa & Stone Tile

Window Coverings: Sunglow

Windows: Vinylguard

Photos: Stephani Buchman

CONTEMPORARY BATH (Large)

3rd place Elma Gardner,  CMKBD, By Design Studio, Davis, Calif.; California Capital Chapter

LUXE PLUS

Elma Gardner’s stunning, luxurious master bath suite features two toilet compartments; a digital showering platform that controls sound, water flow, steam and light; a whole-body immersion tub with chromotherapy colored lights, infinity edge and bubbler; floating vanities; adjacent laundry area; and custom closet, in a chic palette of black and gray with teak and white details.

Photos: Jeffrey A. Davis Photography

SOURCES:
Bathtub, Bidet, Faucets/Fittings, Sinks & Toilet: Kohler

Cabinetry: WoodMode

Countertops: Caesarstone

Flooring & Tile: Walker Zanger

Lighting: Eaton

Shower Enclosure: Custom Glass

Smart Technology: Crestron Home Automation & Kohler

Washer & Dryer: LG Compact

Water Delivery System: Rinnai Instant Tankless

Windows: Western Windows

Photos: Jeffrey A. Davis Photography

TRADITIONAL BATH (Large)

1st place Jenny Madden, Jenny Madden Design, Hoboken, N.J.; Manhattan Chapter

MARBLE MAJESTY

Jenny Madden created a his-and-hers oasis clad in white marble This includes customizable mosaic tile using the same shapes, pattern and stones in varying scale to create well-defined spaces for husband and wife. Madden used white glass, silver leaf paint and clear glass knobs to create a shimmering effect and even found a claw-foot tub for the 6-ft.-3-in.-tall husband.

Photos: Tory Williams

Sources:

Bathtub: Barclay

Cabinetry: Custom Woodworking

Hardware: Jeffrey Alexander

Faucets/Fittings, Sinks & Toilet: Kohler

Flooring: Stone Source

Lighting: Visual Comfort

Paint: Benjamin Moore

Shower Enclosure: Advanced Installations

Steam Shower System: Thermasol

Tile: Ann Sacks, Artistic Tile & Stone Source

Wall/Ceiling: Custom & Kuiken Brothers

Photos: Tory Williams

TRADITIONAL BATH (Large)

2nd place Bill Livingston, CKD, CLIPP, Livcentric Kitchen + Bath, Oklahoma City; Oklahoma Chapter

ELEGANT ESCAPE

Bill Livingston expanded his clients’ cramped master bath, adding storage, a large walk-in shower, separate toilet room, freestanding soaker tub, separate vanities and make-up area and two entrances to avoid congestion. A calming gray and white palette, heated floors and a TV lend a spa-like luxury.

Photos: FrankWayne Photography

SOURCES:

Bathtub & Sinks: Kohler

Bidet & Toilet: Toto

Cabinetry: Greenfield Cabinetry

Countertops: Cambria

Faucets/Fittings: California Faucets

Flooring: Emil America

Heated Floors: Shluter-Dirta

Heated Towel Bar: Amba

Lighting: Eurofase & George Kovacs

Mirror: Electric Mirror

Shower Enclosure: Custom Glass

Tile: Emil America, Sonoma Tilemakers & WOW Hexa

Photos: Frank Wayne Photography

TRADITIONAL BATH (Large)

3rd place Dalit Dray, Dray Design Group, Aventura, Fla.; South Florida Chapter

GET LIT

Dalit Dray blended modern and traditional aesthetics to transform a dark, claustrophobic bathroom into a warm, well-lit space. She used strategic mirror placement and millwork, deep cove lighting to simulate skylight effects, frosted glass to allow light to flow though the space and a neutral palette.

Photos: Shimon Dray Photography

SOURCES:

Bathtub: Victoria + Albert

Cabinetry & Shower Enclosure: Custom

Countertops: Caesarstone

Faucets/Fittings: Hansgrohe, Infinity Drain & Victoria + Albert

Flooring & Wall/Ceiling: Delegate porcelain tile by Daltile

Lighting FLOS, Rejuvenation & Restoration Hardware

Sinks: Villeroy & Boch

Tile: Ann Sacks & Savoy Mosaics

Toilet: Kohler

Photos: Shimon Dray Photography

TRADITIONAL BATH (SMALL)

1ST place Dvira Ovadia, Dvira Interiors, Toronto; Ontario/Canada Chapter

URBAN PUNCH

The focal point of this boy’s bathroom is the industrial grid shower enclosure, creating a sharp contrast with the white walls, tile and cabinetry. Dvira Ovadia used a classic brick tile pattern and black and gold hardware – especially fun fist-shaped gold knobs – to punctuate the space, adding to the industrial vibe.

Photos: Erik Rotter Photography

SOURCES:

Cabinetry: Falcon Kitchens Custom

Countertops: Quartex

Faucets/Fittings: Rubinet

Flooring: Thasos & Nero

Hardware: P.E. Guerin

Lighting: Visual Comfort

Shower Enclosure: Custom

Sinks: Kohler

Tile: Ann Sacks

Toilet: DXV

Photos: Erik Rotter Photography

TRADITIONAL BATH (SMALL)

2nd place Dvira Ovadia, Dvira Interiors, Toronto; Ontario/Canada Chapter

TROPICAL JEWEL BOX

Using a custom silk mural with bamboo, berries and birds, Dvira Ovadia created an oasis in this tight powder room that feels anything but cramped. A pedestal vanity is adorned with classic details and gold trimmings for an elegant, Old World feeling that’s still light and airy.

Photos: Erik Rotter Photography

Sources:

Cabinetry & Faucets/Fittings: Sherle Wagner

Countertops: Ciot

Flooring: Stone Tile

Lighting: Circa Lighting

Sinks: Kohler

Window Fabric: Theo Fabrication by Studio La Beaute

Photos: Erik Rotter Photography

TRADITIONAL BATH (SMALL)

3rd placeCassia Wyner, CW Design, Brookline, Mass.; Northern New England Chapter

ART OF THE SHOWER

A dramatic black-and-white marble slab turns the shower into a veritable gallery in Cassia Wyner’s design. It ties the white walls, sinks and counter in with the black tile floor. The space is accessible for future Living in Place needs and sports a tailored vibe without looking  institutional.

Photos: Lara Kimmerer

SOURCES:

Cabinetry: Palmer Legs

Countertops: Caesarstone

Faucets/Fittings: Waterstone

Lighting: Robern

Shower Enclosure: Oasis Shower Doors

Shower Wall: Cumar

Sinks: Bates & Bates

Tile: Tile Showcase

Toilet: Toto

Photos: Lara Kimmerer

SPECIALTY AWARDS

OUTDOOR KITCHEN

Elma Gardner, CMKBD, By Design Studio, Davis, Calif.; California Capital Chapter

ROCK ON

Elma Gardner’s sleek outdoor oasis offers a complete kitchen ideal for entertaining. Generous storage houses everything a chef needs, and the mix of metals, concrete porcelain tile flooring, gleaming stainless outdoor appliances, charcoal powder-coat cabinetry, crisp white quartz countertops and a custom rock fireplace create a masculine yet comfortable space.

Photos: Jeffrey A. Davis Photography

SOURCES:

Beer Keg & Tap, Cooktop, Ice Maker & Refrigerators: DCS

Cabinetry: Premier Outdoor Cabinetry

Countertops: Caesarstone Quartz

Dishwasher: Asko

Faucets/Fittings & Sinks: Kohler

Fireplace: Montigo

Flooring: Walker Zanger

Garbage Disposer: ISE Pro

Infrared Heaters: Frantech

Rail System: AGS

Smart Tech: Crestron Home Automation

Lighting: Eaton

Outdoor Wine Storage: Perlick

Screens: Phantom

Television: LG

Water Delivery: Rinnai

Photos: Jeffrey A. Davis Photography

CLAY LYON BUILDER REMODELER

Matthew Ferrarini, Ferrarini & Co., Elkins Park, Pa.; Mid-Atlantic Chapter

CLEAN LINES

Matthew Ferrarini removed walls to create a clean, clutter-free open plan and provided abundant storage to hide tools, small appliances and other necessities. He layered materials, paint colors and woods to warm the room, and a simple cabinet layout helps the eye move seamlessly through the space.

Photos: Michael Persico Photography

SOURCES:

Cabinetry: Kountry Kraft

Countertops: Quartzmasters

Dishwasher: Asko

Faucets/Fittings: Ambassador Marine & Kohler

Flooring: Mullican

Garbage Disposer: Luxart

Lighting: Tom Dixon

Range, Microwave: Wolf

Refrigeration: Fisher Paykel & Sub-Zero

Sinks: Blanco & Kohler

Ventilation: Best

Windows: Marvin

Photos: Michael Persico Photography

LIVING IN PLACE

Kendall Ansell, Kendall Ansell Interiors, Vancouver; British Columbia Chapter

WITHIN REACH

For her first project featuring Living in Place design, Kendall Ansell redesigned the kitchen in the large Olympic Village condo to have wheelchair access to the sink, cooktop and counters, added pull-down accessories to the upper cabinets and used vinyl corner bumpers for safety – all while maintaining a clean, white, modern aesthetic that’s anything but institutional.

Photos: Wheat Gum Graphics

SOURCES:

Cabinetry: Pacific Rim Cabinets

Countertops, Tile: Caesarstone

Faucets/Fittings & Sinks: Kohler

Flooring: Armstrong

Hood: KitchenAid

Lighting: Crystal World

Range & Wall Oven: Haier

Walls/Ceiling: Benjamin Moore

Photos: Wheat Gum Graphics

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