A Formal Affair
This bright and traditional home used to be closed off and dated. This fresh update, completed by Sarah Kahn Turner of Chevy Chase, Md.-based Jennifer Gilmer Design, created a more formal and functional space for the clients.
“These traditional cabinets with light quartzite countertops keep the kitchen light, which complements their furniture and creates a space that acts as an extension to the rest of their house,” said the designer.
The previous floor plan had a divisive wall between the kitchen and dining room, blocking off the waterfront views.
In the new floor plan, Turner proposed taking down that wall and creating a high-functioning island in the new space.
“We chose this lighting because the finish was warm, and the fixtures were transparent and allowed you to see through it,” said Turner.
The existing master bath had the toilet front and center, and the clients felt the tub was no longer necessary.
The overall white palette is instilled with warmth from the floral wallpaper and the beige tile in the shower.
The client wanted to give the powder room as much formality to this space as possible, since it is the only guest powder room. Turner suggested doing something fun since this was a small, closed-off space.