Called one of “today’s most talented designers” by USA Today, Lindsay Chambers is a woman in demand. One of her favorite rooms to design? The kitchen, because it represents the heart and soul of the home. Lindsay loves the challenge of creating beautiful spaces that are functional for 21st century families.
This project was a remodel of a house built in 1982. Lindsay describes the extensive renovation required to update the kitchen: “The clients wanted the space to feel light, bright and airy, but it was in a dark corner and cut off from the rest of the house. We brought in light by bringing down a wall and opening up the space to a second dining area which has all glass (both windows and door) on one of the walls which leads to the porch. This allowed the family to socialize with each other and friends as they cooked. They view the kitchen as the center of the home.
“It also needed a complete overhaul because everything was dated. The ceilings are pretty short (8′) and we could not raise them because of structural reasons. We wanted to make the space feel unique and special but couldn’t apply any pronounced woodwork because that would make the ceilings feel even shorter. So we extended the cabinets to the ceiling trim and painted the ceilings the color of the walls to give it that cozy warm feel where you don’t feel the height of the room as a detractor. It feels extended. We made the space feel bright by using white on the cabinets and backsplash.”
A furniture-style island is the perfect gathering place in the renovated kitchen.
Pendant Lights: Paul Ferrante
The gorgeous La Cornue range represents the ideal balance between form and function.
Marble Countertops: Stoneland USA | Tile Backsplash and cabinet pulls: Waterworks
“The client wanted to incorporate brass, but keep it somewhat understated and not too blingy, so I mixed in bronze metals with the brass to tone the ‘blinginess’ of polished brass down a little and make it more interesting.”
Wood Shelve Brackets: Rejuvenation
An airy custom table and chairs anchor the dining area, while custom shelving provides ample storage and maintains the open feeling of the space.
I try to create transitional or traditional spaces that have a fresh, clean look to them. I also love designing kitchens because they are the heart of the modern home, and they should feel special — not a place of chores, but a place where you want to spend all your time. Lindsay Chambers