When clients who purchased an abandoned town house on DC’s Embassy Row were ready to renovate, they called on Jennifer Gilmer of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath to handle the kitchen component of their project. She conceived a classic look for the kitchen in keeping with the home’s age and style, while emphasizing the existing high ceilings and a distinctive curved exterior wall.
Gilmer accentuated the wall in her design by embellishing it with curved shelving and crown moldings. She then echoed its shape with a gently rounded island. She reduced the depth of the wall cabinets to accommodate a large island and installed a wall of pantry cupboards for storage. A desk and Victorian-style cabinets with leaded-glass doors punctuate the expanse of white-painted cabinet fronts.
Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath Ltd., Chevy Chase, Maryland. INTERIOR DESIGN: Dennis Powell, Dominion Design Associates, Alexandria, Virginia. ARCHITECTURE: Anthony Barnes, FAIA, Barnes Vanze Architects, Inc., Washington, DC. CONTRACTOR: Glass Construction, Washington, DC. CABINETRY: Premier Custom Built through Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath. COUNTERS: Hallila tile, R. Bratti Associates, Alexandria, Virginia. APPLIANCES: Sub-Zero, Miele. PHOTOGRAPHY: Bob Narod.KITCHEN DESIGN: Jennifer Gilmer, CKD,