Three Kitchens, Three Flavors

Hollywood Glam

Designer: Joni Albers, Thurston Kitchen and Bath, (303) 399-4564,

Inspiration: “Here I took an easily recognizable and iconic style—'40s Hollywood glamour—and gave it a modernized, updated treatment.”

Who It's For: “I imagine this kitchen on the 22nd floor of a downtown condominium tower. The owner tends to be a little traditional, but is looking for a more modern edge for the décor, to match the contemporary architecture of the building.”

Designer's Tip: “Because it's finish-driven (and not so much about the particular layout), this style can work with just about any size kitchen.”

Products to create this look:
Wine Column by Gaggenau
Steam Oven by Gaggenau
Lift Oven by Gaggenau
Torq Faucet by Kohler
Wellington Pulls by Top Knobs
Etched Mirror Cabinetry by Hallmark for Thurston
Black Walnut Island Countertop by Thurston
Halo Bar Stools by Elite Furniture
Heath Tile Backsplash by Ann Sacks
Brindilles Chandelier by Ligne Roset
Poise Sink by Kohler
Induction Top by Diva
Under-cabinet Lighting by Design Lighting

All products are available through the designer's showroom.

 Chic Minimalist

Designer: Jed MacKenzie, CKD, bulthaup by Kitchen Distributors Inc., (303) 777-5409,

Inspiration: “I think Leonardo da Vinci said it best: ‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.'”

Who It's For: “This kitchen is for an active, professional couple with a passion for architecture, entertaining and fine cuisine.” 

Designer's Tip: “Minimalism is best achieved by choosing appliances that blend seamlessly with the cabinetry, thereby transforming the kitchen into a living space.”

Products to create this look:
Cabinetry by bulthaup
Wishbone Chair by Carl Hansen & Son
Blizzard Countertop by CaesarStone
Wide-plank Oak Floor by Edelweiss Flooring
Glass Backsplash by bulthaup
Built-in Coffee System (CVA4075) by Miele
Master Chef Series Wall Oven (H4881BP) by Miele
Modular Refrigerator (RB491700) by Gaggenau
Induction Cook Top (CT36IC0 by Wolf
Halogen Swivel Lights (23LS20W6) by bulthaup
Woven Wall by 3form

All products are available through the designer's showroom.


Designer: Phil Iwane, Kitchens by Wedgewood, (303) 664-1400,

Inspiration: “I wanted to create a kitchen that was not only beautiful in the traditional sense, but also environmentally friendly and energy-saving.”

Who It's For: “The people living here have traditional tastes, but are also forward-thinking. They want something that's aesthetically pleasing, but also up-to-date on the latest green technology.”

Designer's Tip: “You don't have to give up aesthetics to be environmentally conscious.”

Products to create this look:
Cabinets by Wedgewood
Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher by Asko
Discovery Single Wall Oven by Dacor
Avantium Speed-cook Microwave by GE Monogram
642 Side-by-Side Refrigerators by Sub-Zero
Induction Cook Top by Diva
Wall Mount Ventilating Liner by Vent-A-Hood
Cambria Quartz-based Countertop in Yorkshire by Paragon Granite and Marble
Rutile Ivy Vine and Crackle Backsplash by Terra Green Ceramics
Double Bowl and Single Bowl Under-mount Sinks by Blanco
Allegro E Single Handle Faucet by Hansgrohe
Soap Dispenser by Hansgrohe
On Demand Hot Water Dispenser and Filtration System by Everpure

All products are available through the designer's showroom.

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