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Dramatic Contemporary Kitchen by Elina Katsioula-Beall

NKBA's 2012 Design Competition Winner: Green Design

Co-Designer: Karen Frid-Madden

Green wasn't the only color in mind for this winning design. Inspired by Mexican architect Luis Barragan and the client's wish of a child's garden, the result is a fun family kitchen. The high-gloss bright green laminate cabinetry (which was approved by the Environmental Stewardship Association as 98% formaldehyde free) with fuchsia countertops match the uninterrupted island with readily accessible recycling bins and storage drawers for a large prep and eating space. Next to the sink, a large silver-tiled niche hosts protruding shelves for toaster-oven, cook books, and fun, colorful Frida Kahlo-esque objects and paintings. A brown floor tile speckled with white covers the entire kitchen area and is made of 50% pre-consumer recycled material. Stainless appliances and tempered glass behind the range help balance the brightly colored cabinetry, and in addition to the natural light provided by the windows on the north wall, a large orange light hangs directly above the island accenting the brightly colored orange east wall. This kitchen blends together the concept of a fun child's garden with the functionality and clean lines of European modernism.

Photo By: Suki Medencevic
Elina Katsioula-Beall
DeWitt Designer Kitchens
532 South Lake Ave.
Pasadena CA 91101
phone (626) 792-8833
fax (626) 792-8198
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