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In Perfect Form

Classic good looks and tailored detailing reign in this Cherry Hills kitchen, thanks to a thoughtful overhaul.

Pre-renovation, this Cherry Hills Farmhouse had the familiar, cringe-worthy “elegance” of 1990s suburbia: upholstered walls, bad faux finishes, an overabundance of crystal chandeliers. So the New York City transplants who bought it—a couple with three young children—hired designers Jennifer Pruett and Eric Mandil of Denver’s Mandil Inc. to peel away the gaudy layers and entirely reimagine the space using classic finishes with staying power. Phase one: the kitchen. “[The homeowners] are very refined and have an eye for sophistication,” says Pruett, the lead designer. “Their New York sensibilities translated into a very clean, polished-but-not-stuffy design.”

Timeless white and gray William Ohs cabinets embody this directive, Pruett says: “That small double bevel in the panel—versus a standard Shaker door—was the level of detail they were looking for.” Plus, you can’t get more classic than white—made more elegant with high-contrast black perimeter counters and oversize black-and-bronze pendant lights. An Ann Sacks mosaic above the range and a custom steel hood with traditional lines give the space wow points—and hardworking granite on the island ensures it withstands chefs of all ages. “The overall feel is timeless and casual for a growing family,” the designer says—with nary a ’90s style trope to be found.

Design Pros

Interior design: Jennifer Pruett and Eric Mandil

Cabinet design: Angela Otten, William Ohs (now of Inspire KDS)

The kitchen has a glam moment in the adjacent bar, where indigo William Ohs cabinets pair with an antique-mirror-inspired backsplash (Ann Sacks’ Versailles in Silver Flake Rustic). Photo by Emily Minton Redfield. Styling by Natalie Warady.

On the backsplash, crackle-glazed field tiles get elevated with a statement-making mosaic inset above the range. Photo by Emily Minton Redfield. Styling by Natalie Warady.

The kitchen has a glam moment in the adjacent bar, where indigo William Ohs cabinets pair with an antique-mirror-inspired backsplash (Ann Sacks’ Versailles in Silver Flake Rustic). Photo by Emily Minton Redfield. Styling by Natalie Warady.

On the backsplash, crackle-glazed field tiles get elevated with a statement-making mosaic inset above the range. Photo by Emily Minton Redfield. Styling by Natalie Warady.

Source: https://www.5280.com/2019/01/how-to-create-the-perfect-denver-kitchen/

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