What really sets the kitchen apart are the curved cabinets and millwork that transform the everyday into sculptural elements.
- 'Distinctive Kitchen Solutions' magazine, 2009
In this space, simplicity reigns.
The novel palette of green and gray is refreshing year-round.
I love strong colors says Bonnie, whose kitchen features swaths of vivid red.
The crisp palette of materials - blond bamboo floors, sand colored walls, and green glass tile - is calming... Moonlit steam showers are possible courtesy of the large skylight in the gently sloping ceiling.
- 'Washington spaces' magazine, 2008
The 10-year old standard McLean center hall Colonial was transformed into a distinctive home where he could entertain the capital's political set.
- 'Home & Design' magazine, 2006
Chief among the owner's goals was creating an interior that would meld elements of his traditional Midwestern upbringing with the most high-tech advances in home design.
While studies are a standard room in most Virginian houses, the client wanted his to function as a digital library.
An antique desk was redesigned to allow a computer screen to be concealed by and pop out of the top.
The guest room provides all the comforts of a hotel room. The tufted headboard and bumper give the room a plush feel.
In the master bath, a freestanding tub and the wall behind it designed to display art make a strong visual statement. Custom maple cabinetwork provides for ample storage.
Here, the idea was to create unexpected moments within a house that presents traditionally.
Ignoring the temptation for quick and easy alterations, these homeowners custom-tailored a bath that suits them perfectly.
- 'Renovation Style' magazine, 2005
Sunlight from an expansive new window washes over a whirlpool tub wrapped in mahogany and black granite.
To ensure the room has ample natural light, three windows were retained over the sinks, with mirrors mounted inside the moldings.
The mirror above the drawers is also a large-screen television, visible from the vanity and the tub.
The concept was to put symmetry into a space that was completely asymmetrical.
- 'Kitchen and Bath Ideas' magazine, 2005
A triangular shower turns an awkward corner into a design asset. The frame-less door imparts a feeling of spaciousness.
Once called 'The Bunker' because of its forbidding front, the house now presents a more welcoming face to the street.
Kaz Malachowski used his own millwork shop to do most of the new woodwork. He even built a kitchen table.
Light, life and plenty of breathing room
- 'Renovation Style' magazine, 2001
To accommodate a work/casual dining island, a new cooking bay was extended onto the deck. Side doors let in much needed light.
A key to the home's visual flow is a warm, nearly monochromatic palette.
The best thing about my kitchen is also the worst thing. Everybody wants to be here. I have to push people out.
- Channing Wickham
The elliptical island's beige shivikashi granite top features brown and muted red accents that play to the home's calming palette.
Channing's primary goals for his home were livability, light and timeless design.
Another century wasn't our style... We wanted contemporary but not hard-edged modern furniture, and not too much of it. We don't like clutter
- 'Architectural Digest', 2004
My first reaction was, Is this really our house? It had been transformed. I even thought to myself, Will the people who live here mind if we use the bedroom? It was that perfect.