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Kitchen Design

The kitchen is a space we spend more time in than most in our home... from cooking, to entertaining, it is the heart of the home. Most of the time, those looking to invest in a new home or renovation have the kitchen on the top of their list. Remodeling magazine has found that the ROI for a kitchen remodel can range anywhere from 50% - 80% depending on the level of your renovation. Today, Mitzi Maynard and Lori Paranjape are sharing some of their favorite kitchen designs. 

Design: Mitzi Maynard & Photography: Kristen Mayfield

mitzimaynardinteriors.com

This project was a large renovation.  The client had planned to build, but found a great property that had an existing home and our goal was to redesign it to meet my clients needs and wants.  The home owners wanted to make a kitchen where they could have large family gatherings, parties, and space for their growing family (dreams of having several more children). This family lives a healthy life style so we designed it with a smoothie station as part of the beverage center, and pantry away from the cooking space.  It was a large space and mixing different materials became an important part of the over all design. Scroll through to see the before & after!

Design: Lori Paranjape & Photography: Kristen Mayfield

mrsparanjape.com

This kitchen was an exercise in contrast... we went dark on the cabinets (cerused black oak), and in order to keep the space feeling light, use thick white quartz countertops. The result is fresh and clean, which feels surprising for a black kitchen!

#WestEndClassicCaliFresh :: Before + After ::

MITZI MAYNARD: Interior Designer & Owner of Redo Home + Design

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Tell us a little about your client, and what they were looking for in their home renovation.

The home had been partially renovated, but my client was moving from California to Nashville and wanted a fresh start!  She wanted the house to reflect her style.  We began to add design elements that were more modern. Trying not to offend the original architecture, yet adding her personal style and aesthetic . 

Was this home a total renovation, or did it start with great bones?

The bones are beautiful! I love this house...especially the windows! 

That master bathroom is a favorite by many, and we’re dying over the vanity... tell us more!

So in this room it was about introducing elements! The brick wall looks original, but we added that, along with the classic black honed marble floor.  I have an amazing local custom cabinet maker that I work with!  Choosing the right wood and designing something that she had never seen before was exactly what she wanted. 

What part of the home did you get to design?

Everything except the kitchen. 

So many great pieces of art in this home - how did you incorporate all of it into each space? 

The art grew organically. She was collecting, and I was shopping for her on my buying trips and visiting local galleries. Then we just let each piece find its home!

Take a peek inside:

Photography by Aimee Mazzenga & design by Mitzi Maynard

master bathroom: after

master bathroom: after

master bathroom: before

master bathroom: before

living room: after

living room: after

living room: before

living room: before

living room

living room

dining room

dining room

wet bar

wet bar

home office

home office

home office

home office

hallway (upstairs)

hallway (upstairs)

mudroom

mudroom