A Bright Transformation

Illuminated and elevated are the two words that best describe this transitional San Diego kitchen transformation from Savvy Interiors designer, Susan Wintersteen. Keeping the original layout featuring a large center island and an in-kitchen dining area, Wintersteen gave this space an elegant makeover drenched in light and a palette of classic white and cool grey. Using fresh white cabinets, high-end appliances and polished metallic finishes, an outdated kitchen was converted into a dream kitchen for this California home.

PentalQuartz in Altea with a square mitered edge gives the countertops a clean and modern look. The warm grey and subtle stone flecking of Altea lets the backsplash become the focal point of the kitchen’s perimeter. A basketweave mosaic feature behind the stove accompanies marble-look subway tile similar to the Pental Surfaces Brick Atelier tile collection in Carrara. Even with an identical footprint, the kitchen feels larger with the addition of a shimmering chandelier illuminating the island, under-cabinet lighting and handsome crown molding that visually extends the height of the ceilings.

To see more from this kitchen by Savvy Interiors including before and after photos, visit their project on Houzz.

Photos by Dandelion Dreams Photography.