Friday, July 8, 2011

KITCHEN OF THE WEEK {contemporary in the country}

One of the {many} great things about working where I do {at Classic Kitchens} is the talented people that surround me. Although one person may be the designer on the job, it doesn't mean that we don't turn to each other for second options or sit around and share some of the design solutions we've come up with. One of those talented people who I turn to often for advice or to share ideas with is Nora Antil CKD. She has been designing kitchens for over 20 years and has quite the following of loyal customers and contractors which range from Western Mass all the way to northern New York state. She has such a following we joke that she doesn't even need to come to the showroom to get more work. Her referrals will last her a very long time and that says so much about who she is as a person and not just a {fabulous} designer. 

Here is one of my favorite kitchens of Nora's...a clean, contemporary, lakeside kitchen in the country with the urban feel the client was so familiar with in her previous home in the big city. Natural horizontal grain maple cabinetry was selected to mimic the look of bamboo, but at a more economical price point and the dark soapstone countertop adds a nice contrast to the  bright open space. There aren't many kitchens where there is not some type of obstacle to overcome, and in this kitchen it was that structural post. Nora did a great job by wrapping the island around it and creating extra seating on the other side.

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