USA Kitchen Trends US Kitchen Trends Vol. 30/09 - Page 46

Preceding pages and right: Mid-toned quartered maple cabinetry provides a calming backdrop to this contemporary interior in a new condominium. But the design, by Lisa Peck, also provides plenty of sparkle, thanks to the pendant lights, crystal-ringed downlights and custom stained glass backsplash. Above: The cooking center is defined by symmetrical cabinets that provide ample storage. 44 Moving from a house to a condominium is not just a new way of living – it can also mean a whole new approach to interior design. When interior designer Lisa Peck of LiLu Interiors, Inc was commissioned to design this new condominium from scratch, she literally started with a blank canvas. “The space was just a raw shell,” she says. “But it was clear the kitchen was always going to be central to the concept, as it is right in the heart of the living space.” Peck says the owners knew they wanted a contemporary interior that would reflect who search | save | share at