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Touch of Glam

A chic Potomac kitchen melds flow + sophisticated sparkle

While orchestrating a remodel in Potomac, the design team worked to ensure the kitchen would reflect its owners’ glamorous style—with the addition of a lighter palette and a streamlined floor plan. “It’s a pretty traditional house but the redo added contemporary flair,” recalls designer Stephanie Fried of Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens, who collaborated with designer Karyn Horn on the project.

The new plan decluttered the congested, choppy layout, replacing dark tile floors with expanses of glossy-white porcelain and taking over a closet in the adjacent mudroom to recess the fridge, freezer and wine fridge. A range wall creates a focal point, and a large island makes a statement with its swirling Fantasy Macaubas quartzite waterfall countertop. Tucked into the passage to the dining room, a desk area became a butler’s pantry/coffee bar containing a prep sink and storage for glassware.

Design choices throughout add touches of glam. Lower cabinetry in a dark, high-gloss finish elevates the room; matte, taupe-hued upper cabinets provide subtle contrast. A dropped ceiling above the island accommodates an integrated hood and track lighting. And the pièce de résistance: A sleek, custom wine unit—replacing an intrusive column between the kitchen and family room—showcases bottles in graceful rows behind walls of glass.


Kitchen Design: Stephanie Fried, Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens. Interior & Kitchen Design: Karyn Horn Designs. Contractor: D.H. Veirs Contracting. Photos: Stacy Zarin Goldberg.

CABINETRY: artcraftkitchens.com. PERIPHERAL COUNTERTOP & BACKSPLASH: PentalQuartz through architessa.com. CERAMIC TILE BACKSPLASH: architessa.com. ISLAND COUNTERTOP: fernandosmarbleshop.com. APPLIANCES: subzero-wolf.com, mieleusa.com through adu.com. SINKS: franke.com through plumbingpartsplus.com. FAUCETS: hansgrohe-usa.com through plumbing partsplus.com. STOOLS: rh.com.

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