Category 3 Gold Winner TIE: Karr Bick Kitchen & Bath

Why the judges love it: The use of multiple colors in the space was very effective, and it was refreshing to see a non-white kitchen. The designer did a good job incorporating all the colors in this elegant, cozy space.

Photography by Photographie by Li.


What started as a builder-grade kitchen quickly became anything but basic after the client could see how designer Karr Bick Kitchen + Bath could transform the space with an entire remodel. The homeowner has a calm, understated style, so the space needed to be neutral without feeling boring. The designer achieved this by bringing in multiple textures and tones in neutral finishes. For the backsplash, the designer chose a tile in gradient white tones laid in an unexpected diamond shape, which complements the white plaster hood. Three finishes were used for the cabinets — a dark, warm gray for the base and tall cabinets, a taupe for the wall cabinets and a light gray stained alder for the island. The designer also used two different quartz countertops — a matte black design with mitered apron edge on the island and a simple white quartz on the perimeter. Mixing the subtle finishes gives the kitchen visual interest without overwhelming the space. Appliance panels were used on the fridge, fridge drawers and dishwasher to tie in with the cabinetry. Large gold pendants perfectly frame the hood, and bronze hardware and plumbing fixtures add another detail to the overall design. A dog station at the end of the island gave this busy family a space for their favorite furry family member.



Builder: Ted Brass 

Interior Designer: Karr Bick Kitchen + Bath 

Tile: Virginia Tile

Granite: Stone Fabricators 

Decorative Fixtures: Top Knobs 

Appliances: SubZero/Wolf 

Lighting: RH 

Cabinetry: Mouser Cabinetry