KBB - January 2015 - (Page 46)

BEFORE AND AFTER Natural Talent Designer excels at warming up and adding subtle modern touches to a lifeless kitchen By Chelsie Butler BEFORE Maple Shaker cabinetry was replaced with Brookhaven cherry cabinets in a Sierra 28 stain by Wood-Mode. The countertops are a mixture of concrete and granite, and stainless steel, state-of-the art appliances include a 42-in. GE Monogram French-door refrigerator. O ne of the issues of the previous kitchen in this Wyckoff, N.J., home was that it exuded traditional style, while the homeowners have more contemporary-transitional tastes. Designer Aparna Vijayan with Ulrich turned the space around by opening it up, defining work and entertaining spaces for the outgoing couple and incorporating the beauty of the home's natural outdoor surroundings through specific design elements. "My clients wanted the house, which sits on a ravine, to open up to the beauty of the backyard," she said. "The goal was to integrate the 46 + K BB kitchen and backyard both in terms of the look and feel of the spaces and for entertaining purposes." Challenges and Solutions As with any design project, there can be hurdles to overcome in terms of fulfilling the client's wishes. Vijayan and her team took everything in stride and expertly checked everything off of the list. Bringing the Outdoors Inside. There was a desire to bring an organic feel to the kitchen that played off of the view of the huge ravine at the January 2015 / www.kbbonline.com / The Official Sponsor of KBIS www.kbis.com 046-48_KBB_0115_BeforeAfterFeature.indd 46 12/30/14 10:40 AM http://www.kbbonline.com http://www.kbis.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of KBB - January 2015

Contents
Online Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
People & Places
Dealer Dish
Tech Savvy
Business Practice
Sustainable Design
Universal Design
Solutions
Favorites
Before and After
Industry Outlook
KBIS 2015 and Design & Construction Week
Trends
Products
Design
Living Joyfully
Bittersweet Symphony
The Glamorous Life
New Lines, New Look
Learning Corner
Last Word

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