When Chantal Devane – owner and principal designer of Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Devane Design – was commissioned to remodel a 1990s home, she was greeted by a sea of golden oak that the homeowners wanted to modernize with a total revamp.
Devane started by removing a half-wall of countertop area and drop-down cabinet unit above to open up the space.
Discreet recessed lighting was juxtaposed with two contemporary glass pendants and a minimalistic drum light encompassed by a gray linen shade.
The quartz-topped island “helped open up the space and wasn’t something they thought they could have,” said Devane. “It was a little victory.”