A Must-see Denver Design Transformation
As an interior designer, I enjoy creating beautiful spaces which reflect my client’s personality. To achieve these ends, it isn’t just about design (and structural engineering), but also about utilizing refined project management techniques.
In this blog, I will take you through the design transformation of a home project in Denver’s Golden Key Park.
We designed the kitchen, dining area, and living room for clients who love to entertain. They wanted the renovation to be completed before the upcoming holidays, so we had the challenge of a strict deadline.
THE POWER OF CONCEPTUALIZATION
The kitchen was initially closed off and disconnected from the living room. We opened up the space plan and integrated the kitchen and living room to make it easier and more functional to entertain friends and family. We also brought the kitchen and dining room into one common space to facilitate camaraderie.
The kitchen was dull and outdated and was in much need of a modern makeover. We gave the space a 360 degree revamp. The floor tiles were replaced with light wood floor panels, and a bolder and more interesting color palette was introduced to enliven the space.
We used the backsplash as a focal point and selected a black hood. The wall sports an interesting white brick-style pattern that goes all the way to the ceiling. The older wood cabinets were replaced with crisp white shaker cabinets with black pulls which really brighten up the kitchen. We introduced an island with slate blue cabinets to complement the white. Both the perimeter counter and the island have been given clean white countertops.
Ther perimeter counter includes a cabinet with glass doors, which is ideal for displaying china. We replaced the old refrigerator with a sleek refrigerator flush with the cabinetry. Shifting the sink to the island keeps the counter clutter-free and makes the kitchen functional.
The black undermount sink on the island is a perfect contrast to its white countertop. Four metal framed stools provide a seating option at the island for a quick meal or a fun conversation with the cook! The island is highlighted with industrial pendant lights.
We kept the dining area simple and clutter-free but still made a statement with an asymmetrical, rich wood dining table. The table has a black metal frame and is paired with a similarly patterned bench and three black chairs. The dining area is highlighted with a black mesh framed pendant light. The table sets a warm and welcoming tone while contrasting with the cool colors of the kitchen.
The open layout of the kitchen and dining area makes the space airy. Also, the dining area’s close proximity to the kitchen makes it functional and so much easier to entertain. You can cook while having conversations with your guests. And, you don’t have to walk a distance to serve food or interact with people. No host wants to be missing for a good part of their own party. Through this setup, you are not hidden from the rest of the home, and you can be present in your party!
The living room was initially closed off from the kitchen. We removed the cabinet partition, and now the living room is clearly visible from the kitchen. This creates a connection between the two rooms, making it easier to converse or entertain.It also makes the house feel more spacious.
What this living room really needed was a brighter color palette. We gave the walls a soft gray color. The brown, stone fireplace wall and hearth were given a complete refresh with white paint. Sometimes just a simple change like a new wall color can make so much of a difference to a space. We complemented the black metal of the fireplace with interesting decor elements such as framed artwork, a metal framed table, and indoor plants.
All in all, this was an amazing project to work on with even more amazing clients!
I aim to merge my creativity with my clients’ ambitions in every project I take up. In addition, I bring along my diverse team of designers and builders, who are equally passionate about bringing a client’s vision to life.
If you are looking out for interior design services in the Denver area, both big or small, please reach out to me. I would love to help.
Call me at 720.735.7533 to discuss your project.