Euro-style cabinetry, and a clean black and white color scheme
give the kitchen an ultra-modern look.
In the whole
house remodel of a Fox Point 1960s contemporary, curves are used
sparingly. "A strong emphasis on line and form — two essentials
of good contemporary design — gives this particular style its
energy," says Terri Schmidt, owner and director of design at
DreamHouse/DreamKitchens, who headed up the project.
space and natural light make the interior of this Fox Point
contemporary feel airy and expansive after a remodel by
remodel was the homeowners’ desire to open up segmented rooms into
one functional space. That included the kitchen, laundry room, office
and back hallway. "I was able to incorporate curves into the
design, but they had to be thought out carefully and create
balance," Schmidt says.
built-in desk and shelving are the essentials for the new home
An abundance of
built-ins aids in functionality and plays into the clean design.
"Because there isn’t any clutter, every piece has to
count," Schmidt says. "In contemporary design, less is more:
smooth profiles instead of ornamentation, a black-and-white color
palette, lines, planes and angles."
included nearly all of the rooms on the first floor, plus an upstairs
family room and the bathrooms.
working with a professional designer to coordinate the overall
furniture and color schemes for a home project such as this one.
"While you want your update to feel brand new, you want to be
sure it ties in with the existing style of the home and creates a
continuous aesthetic flow throughout," she says.