When a busy Baltimore family who loves to cook and entertain were looking to undergo a major home update – they looked to the talents of Stephanie Gamble Interiors. Known for designing beautiful, polished spaces that are both functional and comfortable, Stephanie was enlisted to complete a major kitchen renovation, which included creating an addition to provide extra space for the family. Her use of neutral tones, elegant lighting and a mix of antiques and modern art beautifully come together to make a home that is an updated spin on Traditional.
“My clients wanted a home that was comfortable where they could entertain their large extended family”, says Stephanie. “They also envisioned a home that reflected their easy, refined style.”
Artwork above mantle by Michael Carson | Sofa by Thibaut | Chairs by Hickory Chair
How would you describe the style of this space?
The use of symmetry along with a sophisticated neutral color palette were the foundation in which we built the whole project. However, when designing the architectural elements in the space, our goal was to reflect a more modern aesthetic. These elements mixed with a curated collection of antiques and modern art reflect a “New Traditional” style.
We love the kitchen, can you talk a little bit about the design and materials that went into it?
The kitchen is my absolute favorite part of this whole project. Everything about it makes me smile! First, we expanded the existing space with an addition to provide more room for an enormous island (123”), which was a priority for this busy family. They are a family who cooks! Therefore, dual sinks, a large 60” range and a full size refrigerator and freezer were needed in order for this kitchen to function properly. We used mystery white marble throughout the kitchen and balanced the white cabinets with a rich walnut stain on the island cupboards. The cabinets were custom inset with various elements for interest. All of the upper cabinets have exposed polished nickel hinges and latch closures, whereas the lower cabinets were constructed with inset hinges. Everyone’s favorite element, by far, are the amazing Urban Electric pendants, they are spectacular!
Custom Artisanal Kitchen Cabinets Crafted by Lyndon Heath Cabinetry | Marble Countertops from Rock Tops
Were there any challenges during the design process and how did you overcome them?
There are always challenges when dealing with a full gut remodel and addition. One challenge in particular was figuring out a way to incorporate the header into the ceiling design of the kitchen, ultimately we figured it out and it looks great.
It was also a challenge to find a marble slab big enough to accommodate the extra large island. It took months to find the right slab that could fit, and when it came time to install it cracked when being delivered. Fortunately, there was one slab left from the same lot and we were able to scoop it up.
Kitchen Fixtures by Newport Brass, Kohler and Waterstone
Who wouldn’t want to do laundry in this gorgeous laundry room?
The vestibule is decorated with elegant lighting, a quiet console and beautiful artwork by Michael Carson.
What is your design philosophy and how does it apply to this project?
My design philosophy typically involves comfort and function, and a lot of symmetry. If a room isn’t comfortable you probably aren’t going to want to spend much time in the space. This can mean different things to different people; therefore, we spent a good amount of time learning about each family member. Ultimately, we provided them with a home that is not just beautiful, but completely livable.
Countertop from Rock Tops
Dusty rose hues and layered textures make for a lovely kid’s room.
Navy floral wallpaper, large tiled marble floors, and brass hardware shine in the kid’s bathroom.
We love Stephanie’s ability to modernize the traditional style in this beautiful Baltimore home.