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House Tour | Bell Custom Homes

Welcome to Landfall! Take a seat and stay a while!

After moving countless times in just eleven years, Cress and Jessica Bell were ready to settle down in a home designed for their family of four. Owners of the design and build company Bell Custom Homes, who better to create their home then the couple themselves? The first decision: a West meets East vibe for their rustic yet modern home in Wilmington, North Carolina. This meant clean, modern elements for the California look and warmer elements like oak wood for a coastal Carolina flavor.

The kitchen and dining area blend almost seamlessly, save for two side wall partitions and the Fresh Concrete island that separate the space. The effect is spacious and inviting.

In the kitchen, the Bells aimed to create a soft, rustic look with clean lines. The gray and white color palette with oak cabinetry, an oak-paneled fridge and oak flooring provide softness and warmth, while the Fresh Concrete waterfall island adds a clean, modern touch. This might just be the most functional kitchen island, complete with split ovens, an industrial cooktop, and storage to boot!

Inspiration from nature is not only inside the kitchen, but look out of the windows. A tree-lined view framed by a white-painted brick backsplash and Fresh Concrete countertops!

Recessed LED lights in the bulkhead over the cooktop bring light to the room without sacrificing space. The white-painted brick continues on the double-sided fireplace that warms the dining area.

The living room is sunken, with a concrete floor. To steer away from an industrial look, the Bells added a soft color palette of greys and whites. Striped chairs, Indonesian-inspired pillows, and a turquoise coffee table add pops of color to brighten the space.

A geometric-patterned oak door and custom oak-and-metal shelving give the room a modern way to store books and showcase objets d’ art.

We’re inspired by this burst of yellow in the kids’ bathroom! The Fresh Concrete counter creates a neutral canvas that allows the modern pattern of grey, white and yellow drawers to really pop.

Enter the master bath by a sliding barn door and be greeted by a free-standing tub and zero entry shower. We love the bronze, free-standing faucet and wooden mat, bringing an Eastern vibe into the room.

The patterned backsplash seen in the shower continues above the Fresh Concrete quartz counter and concrete double sink. A wide, corner-to-corner mirror and recessed LED lights serve to make the bath feel more expansive.

The Bells went for a similar look in the guest bath, choosing to include Fresh Concrete countertops, a concrete sink, and the white-painted brick backsplash. The grey and white palette with oak accents bring in this soft, homey tone.

For our last stop on this beautiful house tour, check out the widow’s walk to Cress’s carriage house office! The Bells fully utilized the space by adding outdoor furniture and turning it into an outdoor living area for those beautiful Carolina springs and summers.

If we were the Bells, we’d never leave this home!

For more House Tours: A Finer Touch Round II | Laura U Interior Design

Designer Spotlight | Spazio LA

Jack Bremen Photography

We’re walking the stars of Hollywood and exploring the best Los Angeles design has to offer with Spazio LA. With a team of architects, interior designers, project managers and builders, Spazio is a one-stop shop of design expertise. Prepare to star gaze, or should we say design gaze!

Dive into the standalone tub or step into the shower, this is a dream design! The waterfall shower and water-resistant materials such as the Blizzard shower seat create the perfect water-ready nook, open to the stunning greenery outside.

Jack Bremen Photography

Close up on that dreamy shower, every detail is thought out. The drain is hidden beneath the Blizzardseating and the durability of quartz makes this the ideal material for a water-friendly space. Water-resistant wood grain tile completes this little slice of heaven.

Jack Bremen Photography

On the other side of this extensive master bath is a matching vanity in Blizzard. Tons of clever storage solutions ensure this space can be clean and tidy year-round.

The blue kitchen trend is one of our favorites, and with good reason! Spazio LA designed this color blocked kitchen with form and function. Pure White countertops intersect the bottom blue and upper whites.

Our jaw is on the floor of this modern, inviting bathroom. This Calacatta Nuvo surrounded bath is calling our name! We love the concept of blending shower and bath into one experience and the lack of confines between the two.

Extending from the shower/bath combination, Calacatta Nuvo also tops the countertops of this his and hers vanity for a seamless, cohesive design.

Are you a bright kitchen fan or a white kitchen fan? We’re getting a mix of both in this kitchen topped by Piatra Gray countertops. The sea-glass backsplash adds a splash of color and whimsy to this beautifully designed space.

The veins of the Piatra Gray counters offer just the right amount of movement to the surface, adding interest and motion to the long island. With this much countertop space, we’re sure this island doubles as the perfect buffet for family night!

Diving back into bathroom inspiration, we find a his and hers with enough room for him and her (a rarity!). Spread out and stake claim over an entire vanity topped by Calacatta Nuvo. We love the subtle details like the countertop extending down to the makeup vanity bookmarked between the his and hers.

Spazio carries the Calacatta Nuvo quartz to the bath surround and into the shower to mirror the veins of the vanity countertop. With a double waterfall shower, steam inserts, and a charming double door entrance, we’re enamored by this SPA[zio] design.

Explore more Designer Spotlights: Cook Design House | Timber Trails Development Company

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KBTribeChat | Kitchen Design Crushes

Four Point Design and Build | Frosty Carrina

One day you’re in, and the next day you’re out. That’s just the way trends work. But when designing a kitchen, you want a design that lasts. During #kbtribechat the design community shared what trends make up their perfect kitchen. Explore our kitchen crushes:

If you could design your dream kitchen, what would it look like?

Our dream kitchen would be any design by Timber Trails Development Company. Just look at this beauty with London Grey counters or explore their Designer Spotlight!

What style trends are you crushing on that you didn’t three years ago?

We are crushing on the writable-surfaces trend, like adding a chalkboard wall in the kitchen. It’s the best way to keep track of meal plans, grocery lists, or keep the kids busy while cooking. This Sweeten kitchen is complete with Statuario Nuvo counters.

2018 has seen its share of colors of the year – from Ultra Violet, to Hot Red to Oceanside. Do these colors really affect kitchen design? In what ways do you incorporate color in the kitchen to stay on trend, and yet be timeless?

Featured colors breed inspiration and give attention to otherwise forgotten colors. To inspire designers with bold and neutral hues, we have created a Perfect Pairings Guide. Backsplashes allow you to get creative with color and style, much like JMorris Design who used Moroccan tiles and Pure White countertops for this bright design.

Photo by Randi Reding

What are the most prevalent finishes in appliances today?  Are your projects leaning more towards color or is Stainless still King?

Stainless steel is still king, but we’re seeing designers branching into antique and colorful appliances like this one in Brittany Pigorini’s kitchen with Pure White. Learn more about her kitchen renovation with Claire Zinnecker in Brittany’s House Reveal.

Function or Color/Design: Which is more important?

Function and color go hand-in-hand! Quartz countertops are durable and easy to clean while are also available in a wide variety of colors. PS & Daughters chose both Raven and Pure White for this kitchen design.

How do you incorporate function into a design for clients who love to cook?

It all begins with the surface. If you have a good countertop, cooking becomes a breeze! If you don’t believe us, just ask The Feed Feed who installed Rugged Concrete in their test kitchen!

We all know that a range is an important ingredient in any chef’s kitchen, but what about the refrigerator? How important is the fridge?

We say the bigger the fridge, the happier the kitchen! Just imagine how much food is stored in this Resolution: 4 Architecture kitchen with Blizzard counters.

Inspired? Join us each week on Twitter with #kbtribechat.

Office Tour | JISH HQ

Welcome to JISH HQ, located in the heart of Eugene, Oregon. Jordan Iverson founded Jordan Iverson Signature Homes with the goal of designing and building innovative projects with complete transparency. Today we’re taking a tour of their downtown headquarters, which was nominated by HGTV for Posh Public Space: Contemporary Designer Studio!

The main purpose of the new space was to crest an urban environment that brought together the elements the team likes to incorporate into every home project. Throughout the space, you can see a combination of modern, urban and industrial finishes warmed with reclaimed pieces, natural woods, and concrete.

Creating an enjoyable work environment that also helped the team with efficiency was of high priority. As every Iverson Signature home is custom-designed to fit its specific location, the office is no exception. Just look how effortlessly this office was built around pipes as if it’s the centerpiece of the room!

With a creativity comes a need for lots of collaboration and an open floor plan. Have a question? Just turn around and start a conversation! We adore the u-shape of this office nook, maximizing space and framing their quote to live by.

Flexible workstations are all the rage these days. If you don’t feel like working at your desk, step right up to the Sleek Concrete workspace! It also has the perfect eagle-eye view of the entire office.

To get their creative juices flowing, the team also installed a basketball hoop and scoreboard. Peek the Caesarstone tower to the left!

No HQ is complete without samples! JISH HQ has a large storage space for samples to help clients and team members visualize upcoming projects. We hereby declare Signature Homes MVPs for having a Caesarstone sample tower.

The team used contractors and brands that they use in every project, along with the local cabinet builder and steel fabricator. As in many of their projects, Caesarstone (Sleek Concrete to be exact!) and Sherwin Williams were used in the office kitchen.

In the end, this space is a holistic showroom for clients and a comfortable design the whole team can enjoy. This office is a slam dunk!

All photos by: KuDa Photography

For more on Jordan Iverson Signature Homes: Ask An Expert | Designer Spotlight

Designer Spotlight | Timber Trails Development Company

We’re officially joining the Timber Trails Development Company fan club. Is that a real thing, you might ask? No, but we’re making it happen. After sneaking a peak at their luxurious designs, we’re confident you’ll be a TimberTrailer (similar to Swifties, Beliebers, or Gaga’s Little Monsters).

Located in the prestigious Western Springs, Illinois, is a community with 20 acres of dedicated open space with hundreds of mature trees, extensive trails and a five-acre park. With the help of Timber Trails, you can design a semi-custom house with spacious rooms, grand curving staircases, and stunning kitchens and baths. Let’s explore!

We begin with a farmhouse-inspired kitchen complete with high-end finishes. Not only is there plenty of space to host a party, but you can also fit up to five people at the Calacatta Nuvo- topped kitchen island!

No detail goes unplanned- the creative edge profile along the countertops, antique lights, and a dash of color in the herringbone backsplash. We’re in love!

Behind door number 1: Timber Trails added extra storage space with Caesarstone countertops for added durability in this Jack and Jill bathroom.

Does the wavy backsplash remind you of the ocean, because we’re getting nautical vibes from this kitchen! Timber Trails created this on-trend kitchen with a blue island and Statuario Nuvo counters throughout. Are you on the blue kitchen trend boat?

Peep the reading nook to the right! It’s the perfect place for the kids to read a book while waiting for their next meal.

Want to make the ceiling feel high? Add beams for grandeur! Timber Trails designed this kitchen with both form and function in mind, adding a mix of glass door cabinets and extra storage under the kitchen island.

The custom white cabinetry is perfectly contrasted by dark wooden floors and topped by Raw Concrete counters. Stainless steel appliances like the custom hood and six burner stove make this the ultimate chef’s kitchen.

Trending now: Moroccan floor tiles for the touch of personality every space needs. Playing on the blue tones of the tiles, Timber Trails installed a baby blue double-sink vanity with a Caesarstone countertop.

Oh, the designs you will see in Western Springs! Timber Trails expertly paired a shiplap island with traditional cabinetry, subway tiles, and rustic décor. In almost every kitchen design, we have vent-hood envy as the custom hoods make all the difference in pulling together a cohesive, lux look.

This kitchen is beautiful from every angle. It’s not every day you see a subway-tile backsplash spanning from wall to wall with cabinets floor to ceiling. To add a little contrast, Timber Trails installed London Grey counters.

This never-ending pantry has a nook for everything – drawers and closets for items that need a darker home and open shelves for everything else. We can’t imagine how much food would be needed to fill this Pebble pantry, but let’s just say challenge accepted!

You can tell Timber Trails loves a good herringbone design – usually as a backsplash but in this space the tilework is on the floors. Combined with clever storage solutions and a London Grey double vanity, this space is just one of the reasons why we are Timber Trailers!

We’re always in search of inspirational open shelving vignettes like this – pairing bulky items with smaller accessories creates breathable space and makes the shelves feel open and uncluttered.

Don’t be fooled by the countertop in this kitchen - it may look like granite but it’s actually quartz! This traditional kitchen design was created with the beautifully veined Coastal Grey.

Follow the curves of the Symphony Grey perimeter and you’ll find yourself charmed by the bay window, bright color palette, and paneled appliances. Timber Trails once again used London Grey for the island. As Principal Designer Julie Howard said, “Caesarstone’s London Grey looks great with every shade of white cabinetry.”

When designing a white kitchen, it’s important to add contrast. The Concrete quartz countertops offset the stark white of the island base and complement the muted grey backsplash.

Does something look familiar? London Grey and subway-tile are the ultimate dynamic duo. Our other favorite pair? Metallics and matte black hardware!

Tons of natural light plus tons of light fixtures equals our kind of bathroom. London Grey tops the charming custom vanity taking center stage in this design.

Last on our tour, a mudroom! Everyone needs a place to store shoes, backpacks and athletic equipment. For easy clean-up, Timber Trails installed Sleek Concrete at the base.

Ready to create your own semi-custom home? Contact Timber Trails Development Company today!

All photos by: Stoffer Photography Interiors

For more Designer Spotlights: Cook Design House | Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath

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Designer Spotlight | Cook Design House

Cook Design House was founded by Jodi Cook with the idea that you should love your environment. The team aims to create sanctuaries not spaces, and homes not houses by collaborating with the homeowner for a truly warm design. Today we’re venturing into two Denver, Colorado homes renovated by Cook Design House.

Enter this charming 1937 bungalow - or what it was. The homeowners wanted to remodel their kitchen, which evolved into a huge remodel, and ended with scraping the existing home and rebuilding it. Since the home is located in an older part of Denver filled with mature trees and charming bungalows, they wanted to create a home that “could” have been standing for 100 years yet includes all the modern features.

Cook created a show-stopping kitchen that can fit the whole family around the island! Wanting a durable countertop, the homeowners picked Pebble for the perimeter- the perfect gray/blue to complement the tile backsplash. Yet the true star of the kitchen is the custom gold-accented hood paired with a non-traditional blue range.

When designing a space with strong statement pieces light a bright blue range or a heavily patterned backsplash, Cook recommends using a “quiet” countertop. While the simple color will play a supporting role, it will also tie the look together.

When designing the master bathroom, the couple knew they wanted white counters and light gray cabinets to keep the space light and bright. Worried about wear and tear, they decided on durable Frosty Carrina for both the vanity and shower bench.

Now step inside this 1936 Tudor located in a historic neighborhood in Denver. Though it had not been updated since the 50s, the homeowners did not want to tear down the house and start anew. They began with remodeling the barely functional, very closed off kitchen and then wound up renovating the entire home! Cook took a fresh take on the traditional home with a sprinkle of contemporary design and durability in mind as children were planned for the near future. Fans of high contrast, the homeowners decided on an all-white kitchen and black-painted shiplap TV room just next to it.

Working with the homeowner, Cook decided on white cabinetry with hints of gold throughout the handles, faucets, and décor. They installed Calacatta Nuvo on both the counters and backsplash for a streamlined look. The simple veining added visual movement and kept the all-white kitchen from coming across one note.

Believe it or not, this bar is located in the same house - we did say the homeowners wanted contrast! Cook used Piatra Gray for the bar area, partnered with gray cabinets and eglomise backsplash tiles *swoon*.

Take a step back, and the bar is conveniently located in the dining room so the homeowner can host the ultimate dinner parties.

The renovations were done in two phases- during which the couple had two children! Cook designed a sleek nursery with green accents for just a dash of color and whimsy.

Cook extended the gold accents from the kitchen and green from the nursery to the bathroom! Pure White made the ideal countertop for the strong cabinetry color.

Fun fact- the black and white chevron ikat is actually a tile! The simple gray cabinetry and Pure White counters are the perfect duo for such a fun wall.

Two Denver homes with two very different approaches, each with beautiful results from Cook Design House. We’d say this is a job well done!

All photos by Callie Hobbs Photography

For more Designer Spotlights: Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath | Oakville Kitchen and Bath Centre

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Top Social Images of 2017

Four Point Design Build | Brian Thomas Jones | Frosty Carrina

The new year is upon us! To celebrate all the amazing designs and architecture of 2017, and ring in 2018, we’re taking a look back at some of the most popular spaces featured this past year. From farmhouse-fresh kitchens to glamorous master baths, join us as we peek at the past and celebrate the future!

From the honeycomb backsplash to the custom refrigerator and Blizzard countertops, we're head- over- heels for this DesignTheory Inc. kitchen. We have our own theory: this kitchen was made for us!

Herringbone backsplash, rose gold accents and a Frosty Carrina countertop. Some of our favorites in this Stacy McLennon Interiors kitchen!

Mixing natural wood with white-wash is a great way to get some contrast. Another way? Mixing Raven countertops with Blizzard countertops! Square Footage Inc. gets an A+ for contrast, details and overall look.

Dual Pebble vanities frame the deluxe walk-in shower in this pristine bathroom designed by Beverly Bradshaw Interiors and captured by Clarity NorthWest Photography.

Avoiding laundry day, a how-to guide by the cutest puppy around. This charming catwalk (er, dogwalk) by Hayburn & Co space features Ginger counters and luxury abound!

From the tile backsplash to the extended cabinetry to the Calacatta Nuvo counters, we're goo-goo over this kitchen! First Time Mommy Group and TME Construction Inc created a functional, beautiful space!

We're exploring a beautiful brownstone featuring flying pigs, a fluffle of rabbits, and Calacatta Nuvo and Pure White with A Finer Touch Construction! Explore the whole desert brownstone here.

This kitchen is bananas! Hayburn & Co designed this space to have it all - tons of storage space, a whole room's worth of Ginger countertops, and even a built-in dining nook. Glamour and elegance, defined!

Sleek Concrete certainly looks sleek in this modern bathroom design! Jameson Interiors designed a half-waterfall detail to complete the custom vanity. Photo by Andrea Calo Photography.

We see dark blue cabinets, gold handles, and a shingle backsplash. But can you guess the countertop color used in this Blue Flag Development Company kitchen? It’s 5211 Noble Grey!

The weather outside this kitchen may be frightful, but inside it’s quite delightful—thanks to The Wiese Company. Wood beams, white cabinets, and Atlantic Salt countertops make for a bright and cozy space. Let it snow!

Our quartz isn't just for countertops or backsplashes! Timber Trails Development used Sleek Concrete to complete this custom mudroom installation.

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Perfect Pairings: Moorland Fog

Say hello to Moorland Fog – the new classic!

This month's color has a rich, creamy light-colored base tinted with a touch of taupe and embellished with swirling veins of light and dark shades of brown and grey.

Avenue Design | Birdhouse Media Photography | 6046 Moorland Fog & 1141 Pure White

Avenue Design brilliantly used Moorland Fog for the waterfall-edge island and backsplash while Pure White tops the perimeter, blending a contemporary design with traditional-inspired materials.

Moorland Fog (6046) is our contemporary interpretation of classic natural stones. Its warm, earthy shades mix with both softer décor motifs like Pale Dogwood and strong, bold shades like Island Paradise. Put the veining on full display atop Red Mahogany, Red Wood, or Hickory cabinetry.

Avenue Design | Birdhouse Media Photography

Explore the full Perfect Pairing Guide for more inspiration!

A Holiday Roundup

We’re huge proponents of not just one holiday, but each and every holiday – including #NationalChocolateCoveredAnythingDay (one of our personal favorites!). To celebrate the holiday season, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite festive moments from this year!

Our ode to the day of love, Valentine’s. Definitely not another excuse for more chocolate – right?

White Attica won our hearts on this day.

Fast-forward and we’re honoring fathers everywhere for Father’s Day with one of our more industrial colors, Rugged Concrete. Cheers to all the Papas out there!

Did we mention chocolate already? We’re on board with any holiday that involved chocolate so you bet we celebrated #WorldChocolateDay with plenty of yummy delights. Sleek Concrete made the perfect surface for our baking extravaganza.

On a slightly healthier note, welcome to #NationalWatermelonDay where playing with your food is encouraged and cleanup in minimal on Montblanc.

Puro countertops make for the purrrfect place to rest on #InternationalCatDay. Now we can literally say, Caesarstone countertops are scratch resistant!

Though not an official holiday (or a hashtag holiday), we think this day almost eclipsed them all. We don't need sunnies to see this eclipse! Celebrating the once in a lifetime event with Rugged Concrete and Vanilla Noir.

We’re FALL-ing in love with the change in season. Summer left and a fog rolled in…Moorland Fog that is!

A few fun facts about #NationalTacoDay:

  1. The word "taco" is the Mexican equivalent of "sandwich".

  2. Last year Americans ate over 4.5 billion tacos.

  3. We enjoyed our tacos on 5100 Vanilla Noir.

We like to think of farm-to-table as farm-to-countertop! 😉 More specifically, farm-to-Rugged-Concrete. National Farmers Day was one of our healthier moments.

Enjoying family, food, and friends over the kitchen countertop – you guessed it, Thanksgiving!

If it’s a dessert, it’s a holiday to us. #NationalCookieDay was honored with plenty of baked goods and Rugged Concrete.

A day to get outside and enjoy the fresh air - #InternationalMountainDay. All of our colors are inspired by nature, especially 6611 Himalayan Moon and 6607 Snowy Cliffs.

Dreidel dreidel dreidel, we made it out of clay. And when it's dry and ready, oh dreidel we shall play... on Rugged Concrete counters!

We’re celebrating this holiday season in a BIG way. Purchase one of our ten winter-warm quartz colors between now and the end of the year and receive a gift card to Houzz! Go to the Caesarstone website to learn more.

Designer Spotlight | Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath

Photography by John Cole

Renowned designer, Jennifer Gilmer, has created innovative, high-end kitchen designs for twenty years. Gilmer’s mother was the first female draftsman in the aerospace industry. Inspired by her mother’s legacy and exposure to drafting, Gilmer began Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath in December of 1997. Appearing in numerous publications and receiving many awards, we are excited give you a glimpse of Jennifer Gilmer’s work.

Red always makes for a statement piece, but red crocodile cabinetry? Gilmer made sure this design turned heads! The island is complete with a Raven bar, the perfect spot to watch the chef in action or enjoy hor d’ouvres.

Photography by John Cole

Gilmer’s secret is working with a team. This design was completed with the help of Sarah Turner, contractor Paul Lappas, and staging by Charlotte Safavi. If you’re hunting for another secret- just look at the genius cabinetry and hidden pulls!

A major flood led this Georgetown homeowner to renovate her kitchen to better suit her active family. She wanted a warm European feel with clean lines and lots of counter and storage space. Gilmer and Paul Bentham paired smoky woodgrain melamine cabinetry with high gloss brown-grey uppers. For a sleek look, they topped it off with Haze counters and a waterfall-edge island.

Deep, wide drawers in the base units are accessed with uniform 12” pulls that complement the horizontal wood grain. Tall pantry storage on both sides of the kitchen make access convenient for both the cook and kitchen visitors, with a deep corner countertop pantry to conceal small appliances. You can say every detail is well planned.

Gilmer also creates more “transitional” designs too. This all-white kitchen with paneled appliances invite a cohesive, warm feel. London Grey counters give the kitchen a little pop of color.

As kitchen fanatics, we’re in love with the finer details such as this custom hood and thoughtful storage solutions (who doesn’t love a good breadbox!). Jennifer Gilmer worked with Thorsen Construction for this beautiful design.

Gilmer extended the white cabinetry to the master bathroom vanity and topped it with Quartz Reflections. The three mirrors give us a glimpse at the other side of the room- a large shower with matching subway tile as seen in the kitchen and plenty of open shelves for towels.

Gilmer created a rustic-meets-elegant kitchen by breaking down walls, creating an open floor plan, and adding cottage style windows to bring in natural light.

The client didn’t want the kitchen too exposed to the cooking area on the back wall, so Gilmer and Meghan Browne raised the height of the thick Pure White breakfast bar. The team made it look like a table but attached it to the island, then added driftwood legs for more character. Genius!

How do you make a functional kitchen appear like an extension of the living room, make the room look longer without adding a square foot, and reduce the number of cabinets while increasing storage? Just ask Jennifer Gilmer and Sarah Turner! They replaced the traditional pantry door with a hidden door painted the same color as the surrounding wall then added larger cabinetry and a fully integrated fridge and freezer drawers.

Now take a closer look- the kitchen is complete with Lagos Blue, and so is the sink! Talk about creating a seamless look! The team also added a waterfall edge, double ovens, a built-in espresso machine, and wine fridge for easy entertaining.

Color lovers unite! Gilmer made this kitchen pop with a bright orange backsplash and contrasting dark zebra cabinetry. Blizzard was used for the perimeter while a dark Caesarstone quartz was integrated with the island.

When working on a kitchen in a Ritz Carlton complex, you must be on your A-game. And that she was- mixed cabinetry, Caesarstone quartz counters, and an overall sleek look. We’re in!

If you want an even sleeker design, make your way into this Chevy Chase kitchen! In the middle is a long, beautiful island topped with Eggshell and a waterfall edge. Gilmer worked with designer Sarah Turner for this bright and modern design.

We complete the tour with a kitchen that won Honorable Mention- Large Kitchen in the NKBA Baltimore/ Washington Chapter Design Contest in March 2016. With the help of Paul Bentham, Gilmer took over the existing dining room to create one large contemporary kitchen. To make the room feel infinitely larger, the team played with reflections to give the island the illusion it floated. The dual level island and perimeter features Calacatta Nuvo tops that were grain matched and mitered to form waterfalls on both ends.

Congratulations to Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath for a wonderful 20 years!

All photography by Bob Narod unless otherwise stated

For more Designer Spotlights: Oakville Kitchen and Bath Centre | Lauren Rubin Architecture

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