Streamlined Style

A minimalist vibe enlivens a kitchen redo

A Chevy Chase family asked designer Therese Baron Gurney to revamp their traditional kitchen. Collaborating with Julia Walter of Boffi, Baron Gurney conjured a spare, modern space with improved functionality.

The redesign centers on a Carrara-topped island with a glass base at one end that creates space for seating. A wall of cabinetry keeps clutter at bay. “Vertical cabinets provide a modern aesthetic, organize appliances and maximize storage,” Baron Gurney explains. A floating desk can hold multiple computers; a printer and other equipment are stored in an adjacent pantry.

The designer selected dark-stained titanium for the upper cabinets, while the lower cabinets are lacquered matte-white. An adjacent dining area hosts guests in style.

Kitchen Design: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID, Baron Gurney Interiors, Washington, DC; Julia Walter, Boffi Georgetown, LLC, Washington, DC. Contractor: Patrick K. Keating & Company, Garrett Park, Maryland.

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