A Richmond Artist’s loft gets a new look
A kitchen designer’s dream, this industrial artist’s loft in downtown Richmond is the home of our favorite kitchen project. When the homeowner asked us to design something on a tight budget, that reflected her personality and didn’t look like a kitchen… a tall order in an open concept space… we had to get creative.
We began with the client’s request for a deep purple cabinet paint and used this as our inspiration. Then we replaced drawer fronts with reclaimed diamond plate. One set of cabinet doors features vintage ammo crates. Another door holds a glass-covered, perforated stainless steel panel. For above the range, we contacted one of our favorite contemporary artists, Stephen Kasun, who graciously allowed us to use photos of some of his work. We had them printed on the type of self adhesive vinyl typically used on vehicle wraps, (for wash-ability), and adhered them to the doors. Other elements include a custom shelving unit made from reclaimed iron pipe and barn wood, stainless steel toe kick, and a custom sized fireplace screen to cover the sink front. And we finished it all off with our custom concrete countertops in industrial gray. The resulting kitchen is a fresh, urban space where the homeowner can entertain guests and have fun!