This 1950s-dated home in Sherman Oaks, Calif., had not seen a renovation since the 1990s. Designer Jessica McClendon of Los Angeles-based Glamour Nest stepped in to recreate the original style with a modern and warm touch.
The original kitchen was dark and outdated, as well as disconnected from the living room space. Instead, the homeowner asked for a gathering area for family and friends.
While a contemporary palette of gray and white was chosen, McClendon added subtle depth by choosing two tones of gray cabinetry: a light gray on the perimeter cabinets and a deeper slate gray on the island.
Open shelving above the refrigerator and sink allows the homeowner to display personal touches in the kitchen.
“The client wanted the space to feel bright and airy, so we opted for a white countertop that would reflect light and brighten the space,” said McClendon. “The homeowner also wanted super low maintenance, so we went with Caesarstone for the counters and matte glass for the backsplash.”
“The lights were chosen for style, but budget played a huge role,” said the designer. “Remodeling a kitchen is costly, and we chose to save by using light fixtures from West Elm.”