How to Blend Different Kitchen Themes

black painted islandWhen homeowners start a remodeling project, they frequently look for design ideas and inspiration at every opportunity.  But what do you do when you fall in love with two very different styles?  Normandy Designer Ann Stockard recently completed a project where that was the case, and she was able to blend the styles flawlessly, creating a kitchen that is a reflection of the homeowners’ tastes and personalities.

Take this Roselle family for example. They had beautiful wooded views outside their home, and wanted to incorporate that natural feel into their kitchen remodel.  However, they also loved to entertain and wanted the kitchen to exude an elegant and formal look as well.

The homeowners had beautiful wooded views outside their Roselle home and wanted to incorporate that natural feel into their kitchen remodels.  However, they also loved to entertain and wanted the kitchen to exude an elegant and formal look as well.

“These homeowners are empty-nesters who love to entertain,” says Ann, “So enhancing and emphasizing the entertaining capabilities were the driving force in creating an optimal layout.”

That’s quite apparent while looking at the kitchen; you’ll find a coffee maker built into the wall above the perimeter, a beverage cooler built into the island, and a  beautiful maple hutch painted black with a sanded rub through showcasing wine and accessories.

The knotty alder wood cabinets add a rustic element and bring the natural beauty from the backyard into the kitchen.” The alder wood cabinets were a great rustic accent to the elegant kitchen design and function,” commented Ann, “Blending styles can add visual interest to the space.In order for these two styles to work, I added just a touch of a rustic accent that would create interest in the room, without being a distraction from the overall aesthetic.”

The newly remodeled kitchen has the entertaining capacity, with the elegance and formality that the homeowners desired, while still including the beauty of nature in their new kitchen.  Whether your style is traditional, contemporary, modern, transitional, or eclectic, Ann can create a design that will match your home and your personality.  Schedule a free in-home consultation with Ann to get started on your kitchen today!


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