Designer and BLANCO Design Council Member, Marilyn Russell was recently asked to create a new kitchen for her clients based upon their love for European travel and fine wine. Marilyn welcomed this exciting challenge and with a little help from BLANCO she was able to put together a stunning space for her travel-enthusiasts. Check out BLANCO’s interview with Marilyn below.
Q: What was your inspiration for your kitchen design?
Marilyn: I drew my inspiration directly from my clients and their love for wine and European travel destinations. My clients were quite forthcoming and honest in what they wanted in their new kitchen. Crafting a kitchen based on their needs while incorporating aesthetics balanced with function was not overtly complex.
Q: What would you say was your biggest design challenge?
Marilyn: Like technology along with our daily needs, I think the use of kitchens have evolved from being cooks only to becoming a central pod for family members. From reading to paying bills to family meetings, the kitchen is the primary destination in many households. Challenges may surface when a designer considers all those activities into a small to medium sized space. One such design challenge occurred with transforming an area within the kitchen that once housed a washer and dryer. The clients wanted the washer and dryer relocated to another desired location in the condominium and now we were faced with an empty space. We decided to transform this new space into a coffee/beverage station with a second sink, appliance garage and additional cabinet storage. The clients are quite happy with this transformation.
Q: How did BLANCO help bring your vision to life?
Marilyn: BLANCO has been and continues to be my go-to kitchen accessory when it comes to kitchen sinks. The durability and function alone makes it very attractive. However, in the case of the coffee/beverage center, space was a challenge and installing a BLANCORONDO™ Bar Sink seemed like the opportune solution. I’m of the belief that when spacing is a challenge, round is better and it worked out perfectly.