The January/February issue of At Home in Arkansas is filled with design inspiration and resources from around the state. We also had the pleasure of showcasing the award-winning designs of Arkansas members of the American Society of Interior Designers in our 2013 Design Book. Each week throughout January and February, we’ll be showcasing a few of our favorites, beginning with At Home guest blogger and ASID Ovation Award Winner for Best Overall Residential Design, Meridith Hamilton.
The owners of this small, closed-off kitchen asked Hamilton to create a spacious entertaining area that flowed seamlessly into the living and dining rooms. Hamilton began the renovation by removing the interior wall between the kitchen and living room, as well as pushing out the back exterior wall to give the kitchen an extra 450 square feet of space. A glass-and-marble tile backsplash served as the starting point for the kitchen’s color palette and was used to create a focal wall. The earthy hues pulled from the tile inspired the contemporary look of the dark-stained cabinetry and amber glass pendant lights. A main island was installed to serve as part of the kitchen’s work triangle, and a second island, turned at a 90-degree angle, adds extra storage and gives guests a place to mingle. The statement piece in the room is a generous slab of Cambria quartz used to connect the two islands and add seating for six. Click here to read more about this home and see more photos.