Mediterranean Kitchen Revival by Kd. Designer Elisabeth Aiello
Posted on August 18, 2011 by jlamberski
KD designer Elisabeth Aiello got the exciting opportunity to be a part of a 1910 Mediterranean style home restoration in Denver’s beautiful Seventh Avenue Historic District. In reviving this early 20th century home, the owners wanted to honor the home’s history while adding 21st century functionality that would fit their lifestyle. The kitchen was the final space that needed remodeling in order to complete the home’s revival.
Through an intensive process of thoughtful decisions, Elisabeth came up with a design that would reflect the fine architecture of the home’s exterior and interior.
“Selecting various sizes of keystones, carved arched valances, tall fluted pilasters, large crown moldings, dentil moldings, and gracefully arched mullion glass doors echoed
the homes architectural past.”
To implement a cohesive look, Elisabeth chose a combination of paint, glaze and walnut stain finishes to tie together the colors of the kitchen with the home’s original woodworking.
The kitchen’s scale, balance and proportion were the real challenges. To counterbalance the massive space and to take advantage of the high ceilings, Elisabeth removed the large soffits and altered the heights of furniture. Elisabeth then had top of the line appliances installed to integrate the highest performance and convenience. The finished kitchen space was true masterpiece offering the best of both worlds, old and new.