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The kitchen’s upper cabinets faced in glass have recessed lighting, which displays the homeowner’s china collection. Matching pendant lights that hang over the island provide that extra “Ah ha!”, says Welch. Caesarstone quartz counters contribute to the open, airy feel of the room.
The kitchen’s upper cabinets faced in glass have recessed lighting, which displays the homeowner’s china collection. Matching pendant lights that hang over the island provide that extra “Ah ha!”, says Welch. Caesarstone quartz counters contribute to the open, airy feel of the room.

Light And Pretty

Photography by Josh Welch

[dropcap]Designer[/dropcap] Jennifer Welch worked with architect Sam Gresham and builder Rex Massey to transform her client’s Nichols Hills kitchen into a room that was beautiful and fit the needs of the busy family.

For the remodel, the kitchen was taken back to its studs. The homeowner wanted the kitchen to be light and “pretty,” according to Welch. The homeowner’s daughter is an avid cook, so it was also important that the kitchen be functional. With a few photos for inspiration, Welch began sketching cabinetry ideas and placement of appliances.

Welch is adamant that her kitchen designs feature a backsplash that goes all the way to the ceiling. Young Brothers Inc. installed the mosaic marble backsplash that serves as a focal point behind the range. A Miele ventilation hood breaks up the pattern. Caesarstone quartz counters top the lower cabinetry and island. A vegetable sink complements the main sink and provides more room for food prep. Custom made barstools are comfortable and sturdy. A large wine refrigerator was also a must in this kitchen remodel.

Matching pendant lights over the island complete this stylish kitchen.

TREND ALERT: Contrasting Views

According to Design Quarterly, contrast in color and texture is all the rage for 2015. The dark pendant lights and white quartz countertops are a pleasing juxtaposition in this Oklahoma City kitchen.