Style and Substance

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Moroccan Flavor Spices Renovation Project

A Moroccan wedding inspired the renovation of a historic home in Oklahoma City’s Edgemere area by designer Jennifer Welch. “The challenge was to preserve the home’s Spanish history while blending new features with old,” Jennifer says.

“We tore out the old kitchen and took two bathrooms down to the studs,” she notes. In the kitchen, Welch left the original Spanish espresso beams and added white lacquer modern cabinets. A striped marble slab in shades of white, gray and ochre extends to the ceiling. The slab has a 3-inch mitered waterfall edge.

The client, restaurateur Brian Bogert, entertains, so Welch added a bar and full wine refrigerator to accommodate his parties.  Leather bar stools and two antique mirrored pendant lanterns, found in Morocco, accent the kitchen island.

Welch used marble flooring and added updated wallpapers. Bogert’s bathroom has a gray and blue theme with gold accents. A blue koi fish wallpaper adds interest. The powder bath has a black, white and gold Moroccan color scheme.

The home, built in the early 1900s, now has a fresh new look with an international Moroccan feel.