gold revival

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the softer side of kitchens

When designing a kitchen, most builders and homeowners choose the cabinetry, fixtures or countertops first. But in designing this kitchen, with its large quartz kitchen island, the white appliances from GE’s Café line were the inspiration, says Mackenzie Bishop, owner of Abrazo Homes. “We found the white appliances and fell in the love with the gold tones, and we found an opportunity to do something that we were looking to do for a while,” he says. Though the appliances anchored the design, the kitchen is meant to evoke a sophisticated, yet casual, mountainstyle vibe, with high-end finishes. Located in the Paa Ko new-home community in the East Mountains, it’s not hard to see why. The maple cabinetry, in its soft brown, and the distressed flooring softly complement the white appliances and gold fixtures. “We wanted to move away from colder colors, like cool grays, and we wanted to have warmer hues that make it feel more inviting,” says Bishop.

Builder: Abrazo Homes; Tile: Interior Specialists, Inc., Emser Tile, Daltile; Cabinets: RDS,
Gatewood; Appliances: Builders Source Appliance Gallery