Eclectic World Kitchen
When it came to our client Diane’s vision for her new kitchen, she knew what she wanted. In order to bring her dream to life, she enlisted the skills of William Ohs’ designer Cristal Romero. “Diane was instrumental in choosing the finish and effects that create this unique space,” Cristal tells us.
Cristal highlights that the original kitchen in this 1930 2-story Grand Tudor was very closed off, dark, and uninviting. An immediate priority was opening up the space and bringing in light, storage, and the customer’s eclectic design style. “The client loves displaying her treasures and cooking gourmet meals,” Cristal highlights, “What she wanted was a beautiful space that she could enjoy spending time in.” The ultimate product is a beautifully finished transitional kitchen featuring custom William Ohs blue glazed cabinets, marble countertops, and an eye catching tiled floor.
One unique feature of this kitchen is the lack of toe kicks, which serve to accent the blue patterned Antique Acero tiles. Instead, cabinets are set on top of stainless steel feet. Another unique feature of the space is the pillar feature on the kitchen’s peninsula. It was incorporated from the owner’s kitchen in a previous residence.
Rounding out the design are stainless steel Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances with a dishwasher from Asko. The incorporation of stainless steel appliances added a modern flair to the space. Also integral to the space is a the more traditional feel lent by the white porcelain farmhouse sink and subway tile backsplash. Complementing the kitchen and the owners’ cookware, Cristal also incorporated a butler’s pantry into the design. The space helps with storage of small dishes and appliances, and also offers an additional clean-up sink and dishwasher to complement the owner’s love of entertaining.
“William Ohs finishes and ingenuity were essential for this project to work,” Cristal says, “the clients needed a designer who would listen to them and not try to pigeon hole the project into one style.”