House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Year Transformation

Caesarstone Feature Event

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The kitchen has truly become the heart of the home. Whereas 50 or 60 years ago the kitchen was separated from the rest of the house, it has now become a focal point of the American home. Floor plans have become more open in an attempt to gather the family in one room. With the goal to create a well-designed and comfortable kitchen, designer Steven Miller also noted the intricacies involved in the process. He explains, “I love designing kitchens. They are the synthesis of my favorite things – food and aesthetics – as well as the science of ergonomics and productivity. Like opera or a fine meal, all elements must be finely tuned. Add people, and you have the heart of the home.”

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For the first time in seven years, Kitchen of the Year will be held on the West Coast. The space will be displayed at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase from April 26 to May 26, featuring the work of some of the nation’s best interior and landscape designers. The event is being held at a lovely home in Presidio Heights, where Miller has transformed a basic kitchen into a dramatic and fully functional space featuring Caesarstone countertops. He chose a beautiful quartz countertop in Organic White, which contrasts beautifully against the pitch-black cabinetry and tile work.

House Beautiful's Kitchen of the Year using Caesarstone quartz. Designed by Steven Miller of Steven Miller Design Studio. - See more on the Interior Collective

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House Beautiful's Kitchen of the Year using Caesarstone quartz. Designed by Steven Miller of Steven Miller Design Studio.  - See more on the Interior Collective

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Before, the kitchen was fully functional and basic, though a bit outdated. With the careful selection of sensual materials, the kitchen has a new layout and more glamorous feel, setting a stately mood for the rest of the house. Now this landmark home is fitting for one of San Francisco’s most beautiful neighborhoods. What a difference new materials, like stylish quartz countertops and refaced cabinets, can make in a home!

House Beautiful's Kitchen of the Year using Caesarstone quartz. Designed by Steven Miller of Steven Miller Design Studio. - See more on the Interior Collective

Image: San Francisco Curbed

House Beautiful's Kitchen of the Year using Caesarstone quartz - See more on the Interior Collective

Image: San Francisco Curbed

If you get a chance to go, don’t miss this event. It is sure to inspire as you peek at designs from some of the very best.

Are you going to the San Francisco Decorator Showcase?!

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Brittany Jepsen
Brittany Watson Jepsen is an American designer and crafter who just returned to America after 2 1/2 years in wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark. Her motto is "a creative mess is better than tidy idleness" and she lives each day accordingly. During graduate school for interior design she spent one summer working for designers Jonathan Adler and Celerie Kemble and another summer studying textile design at the Danish Design School. She created her blog, The House That Lars Built, as a way to keep her designing and crafting. She currently runs her blog and her etsy shop, where she sells her home accessories and paper flowers.