USA Kitchen Trends US Kitchen Trends Vol. 30/09 - Page 13

Clean, classic and light, white is still the color of choice in many kitchens, new or remodeled. And with no connection to any particular style, this neutral tone blends readily into a variety of surroundings – all it takes is attention to detail. This kitchen, by architect Scott Javore, replaces several smaller rooms in a 1930s home, including a cramped kitchen built in the ’70s. The house was also extended to the rear with a bay window and floor-to-ceiling doors to gain additional space for the remodel. Pushed towards the garden views and light, the new kitchen is 25 percent larger than the original, and close to the dining room. “It was important for the design to balance the classic detailing of the home with a more contemporary air, appropriate to a young family,” says Javore. “For this reason, the crown mouldings found in other areas of the home are repeated here. We also introduced pilasters and a traditional-look Imperial Danby countertop with an ogee edge on the island.” To offset and complement this detail, the perimeter countertop has a simple, square edge. For another contrast, Carrara marble features on the backsplash, but in a contemporary subway Preceding pages: Contemporary pendants over the island and an oldworld chandelier over the breakfast table offer a clue to the contrasting yet complementary accents in this kitchen by architect Scott Javore. These pages: Pilasters, ogee edges and ornate mouldings all connect with the original style of the 1930s home. Square edges on the perimeter countertops and transitional cabinet doors add a modern sensibility. search | save | share at 11