The preferences of a creative couple pair up in a funky California kitchen. “There was a lot of vibrancy to this job,” said Nar Bustamente, principle designer of Nar Fine Cabinetry, Inc.. “It was like working with artists.”
A bearing wall divided the previously narrow kitchen. “No had come up with anything good to fix that yet,” said Bustamente. “They picked me because I was the first person to remove the bearing wall completely and put in an island.”
A refrigerator replaced a doorway and a transitional hallway became the island. “We had to open up that whole space in order to communicate that room,” said Bustamente.
As a collector of art and trinkets, the owner wanted a better place to showcase her finds than the previously dark and cluttered space.
“Their vision was a lot of texture and materials and lightness, but they didn’t want to just fill it up with stuff,” said Bustamente. “That’s where the openness came about.”
As a commercial contractor, the husband wanted to incorporate an industrial appeal. “They wanted the kitchen to present their funkiness,” said Bustamente.
A post with a concrete top accommodates the owner’s height. “He’s quite a tall guy and likes to stand and drink his coffee,” said Bustamente.
Tangerine walls hold floating shelves and cubbies for the collection. “The cubbies aren’t even screwed in so she has the ability to change the artwork,” said Bustamente.
LED lights wash the wall above the bar in purple. “Everything communicates in a very funky way but is also classy and high-end,” commented Bustamente.