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Bay window breakfast nook with built-in bench
Bay window breakfast nook with built-in bench

Kitchen Karma

Designer Katie Carlin honors sweeping views while remodeling a kitchen on the Chester River

Kitchen Karma - For Stevensville, Maryland, clients embarking on a renovation of their abode on the Chester River, an overhaul of the dated kitchen was key.

While kitchen designer Joni Zimmerman devised the layout, interior designer Katie Carlin, who masterminded the other interior spaces, imparted coastal charm through materials, finishes and cabinet profiles.

“The home is built on a peninsula with water on three sides,” recounts Carlin. “The kitchen was designed to maximize the sweeping views. There is not a seat from which you can’t see the water.” Picture windows and sliding-glass doors replaced casements, and built-in bench seating hugs the room’s perimeter, continuing around the bay window’s breakfast nook where diners gather at a custom Tritter Feefer pedestal table.

The new layout caters to the husband’s desire to cook and entertain simultaneously, via a curved island topped by stained, quarter-sawn oak. Ten Woodbridge Furniture stools upholstered in Perennials fabric all face the chef. Crisp white and pale blues keep the room bright; soft valances frame the windows and Troy Lighting chandeliers add interest.

Kitchen Karma - Interior Design: Katie Carlin, Katie Carlin Interiors, Annapolis, Maryland. Kitchen Design: Joni Zimmerman, CKD, CBD, Design Solutions Inc., Annapolis, Maryland. Renovation Contractor: Carlin Brothers Construction, Annapolis, Maryland. 

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