Welcome to my kitchen! I thought I’d give you a tour of mine, and tell you how we designed it. We went through a full remodel 16 years ago, when my youngest was still napping and in diapers. This Kitchen Tour is sponsored by Sub-Zero Wolf.
What was I thinking? I had a vague idea of what look I was going for (basically a casual elegant space to cook and gather with my family and friends).
A Kitchen Tour, Sub-Zero and Wolf Delicious Designs
It is a privilege for me to spread the word about the 10th Kitchen Design Contest sponsored by Sub-Zero and Wolf. A huge payoff of over $140,000 in cash will be awarded to kitchen designers. This highly respected contest was created to honor those in the design industry who incorporate Sub-Zero and Wolf products into their kitchen designs. There is a People’s Choice Award which is voted upon by the general public (which I hope will include YOU!)…and that winner will receive a whopping $15,000! Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post as you can become a winner, too! I hope you’ll indulge me with a kitchen tour, too.
Knives and cutting boards
Sub-Zero was founded in 1945 and their versatile product line includes built in and†integrated† outdoor and under counter refrigeration as well and wine storage units. Wolf Appliances gained their popularity in commercial kitchens, and is now the premier maker of ranges, ovens, cook tops and grills. From sleek stainless and integrated panels to cobalt blue interiors and iconic red knobs, these two companies have led the way in innovated kitchen design for over 65 years. Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances are part of my dream kitchen! How about you?
The granite island is a great spot to park hot cookie sheets and muffin tins
The counter where all the baking magic begins!
Use a Kitchen Designer and Decorator
Classic white cabinet doors with recessed panels were a given…but I needed a LOT of help beyond that. I spoke with my interior decorator and friend, Mike Arnold…he helped me look over our architect’s drawings as well tagged along when I met with my kitchen designer. It was of great benefit to have a second set of eyes…and a creative visionary with me. It was my decorator who raved about a speckled granite he had come across…Blue Bahia was its name…a cobalt blue with specks of black and white. We selected a slab and went from there.
My kitchen designer helped me choose my Sub-Zero and dishwasher and ordered panels to match my cabinet doors. The other appliances were black to play off the black in the granite island top. Quite a few of my cabinets had mullioned glass fronts…some even had glass doors on both sides to let in light. I love seeing sparkling goblets and crystal reflecting the morning sunlight which enters via my east windows. My kitchen designer looked at all the magazine pages I had clipped over the years and got a good feel for my style…and made fitting suggestions to make my space unique while reflecting my personal taste. With the blue granite in mind as a focal point, Mike helped me find a gorgeous floral fabric with shades of red, blue, tan and greens…and we used that in a topper for the window above the kitchen sink as well as to upholster two chairs in the attached great room. Now I could bring in my favorite reds along with the other colors into my kitchen for accents.
Art belongs in the kitchen as much as the rest of the house. My sister’s paintings line the walls and a large blue bowl from a local potter has its home in one corner. Slowly the room became my own… over the years, I added antique rugs to the Brazilian hardwood floors and cherished family photos to my desk. The dishwasher and ovens have since been replaced, and I’ve been toying with getting a Wolf range…again will need the assistance of a kitchen designer….will it work in my space? Will I be able to find more Blue Bahia for my island? A major kitchen decision can be even more costly if you don’t do it right the first time…so make sure you hire professionals who you trust to guide you when doing any renovation. And choose appliances that withstand the test of time.
Personalize Your Space with Art
Art belongs in the kitchen as much as the rest of the house. My sister’s paintings line the walls and a large blue bowl from a local potter has its home in one corner. Slowly the room became my own… over the years, I added antique rugs to the Brazilian hardwood floors and cherished family photos to my desk.
The dishwasher and ovens have since been replaced, and I’ve been toying with getting a Wolf range…again will need the assistance of a kitchen designer….will it work in my space? Will I be able to find more Blue Bahia for my island? A major kitchen decision can be even more costly if you don’t do it right the first time…so make sure you hire professionals who you trust to guide you when doing any renovation. And choose appliances that withstand the test of time.
And lucky YOU can enter to win a $100 Visa Gift Card. Check out all the winning Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest designs, and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award. Tell me WHICH design you voted for and WHY. Each comment fulfilling these two requirements will be entered into a random drawing.
My furry friend, Lambeau, is never far away..always available to lick up spills
The cookbook collection…only the favorites land on these kitchen shelves
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