2024 Platinum Winner, 400-475 Square Feet - Stephanie Pohlman Designs

Photography by Photographie by Li


This custom new-build kitchen was designed to be the heart of the home. Designer Stephanie Pohlman Designs blended old and new styles to create a cozy, welcoming feel. Arched openings flank the statement plaster range hood. The space behind each arched opening serves as an additional prep space. On the right is a walk-in pantry with white oak cabinetry, and on the left is a butler’s pantry. The plaster hood along with the white oak beams and custom aged-brass fixtures are just a few of the Old World touches the designer incorporated. For a modern feel, the designer included a fluted, apron front on the island, drywall window returns and sleek plumbing fixtures. The custom arched built-in hutch serves as a separation for the breakfast room nook. The designer incorporated inset shelves for cooking essentials next to the range, a built-in bench for young children to perch and storage throughout. The new design is functional for the growing family.

Why the judges love it: This kitchen showcases so much craftsmanship in the design. With a comfortable, casual feel, we want to kick off our shoes and relax in the warm, welcoming space. We love the repetition of the arches. They’re subtle but a great touch.