Designer Spotlight: Alison Kandler

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Countertop: Blizzard

Alison Kandler – remember that name.

Alison Kandler creates some of the most unique and warm spaces, utilizing color and texture whenever there is a chance. While most of her work is inspired by traditional architecture and interior design from the 1920’s and 1930’s, she also dabbles in contemporary designs. Whether it is contemporary or traditional, we love the flare in her work!

Alison constantly strives for a warm homey feeling in her designs and we have to say, mission accomplished. The use of found objects (who would’ve thought to include window shutters on the inside!) and bright, bold colors inspire the dreamer in us. Although, that Blizzard island with such unique corbels far surpasses any dream!

We mentioned texture before and we’ll mention it again. Because, c’mon, look at that floor, Blizzard countertop, and stool with the gorgeous patina. In this household, laundry is a fun and quirky affair!

Even the powder room keeps to the farmhouse feel with scalloped edging, gorgeous wallpaper, and wainscoting. We love the small leaning art piece on the Blizzard counters!

Photo by: Mark Lohman

Okay, so we’ve departed from the lush open fields of the farm and moved into suburban terrain (with a hint of the open fields in the farmhouse sink). Buttermilk counters and the forest green backsplash bring an earthy quality to this butler’s pantry.

Madam and Sir, we would not mind a butler position here.

From suburban to full city-living. We feel like we’ve entered a whole new world – a testament to Alison’s flexible designs! Although, some things stay consistent, like her love of Blizzard counters for the kitchen.

History is alive in this space and we are so pleased with the preservation efforts! The arched entryway complete with built-ins and perfectly placed corbels (that’s now TWO ways to use corbels!) centers the one-of-a-kind repurposed drafting board island and surrounding Concrete counters.

Photo by: Bret Gum

The final kitchen displays no less color than the first – from colorful mugs (such a fun placement!) to a Buttermilk island showstopper.  Think that is a rug? Guess again! That is genius tile work in action, my friends.

Alison Kandler has inspired to use corbels or color in our next reno! Perhaps both? We’ll see!

For more Designer Spotlights: Emerick Architects | Michelle Lord Interiors

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