In Napa Valley, California, two-time award winning and published interior designer Patti Cowger recently transformed an outdated kitchen to a fresh farmhouse space for longtime friends Jeff and Cathy. Patti completed a full kitchen renovation for the couple featuring soft, marble-colored quartz countertops, beautiful creamy-white cabinetry and a BLANCO SILGRANIT® sink in order to create a dream kitchen for her friends of over 50 years.
From the very beginning of the project, Patti began her remodel facing the challenge of finding enough space to accommodate all the features Jeff and Cathy wanted for their kitchen. High on the couple’s list was a table large enough to enjoy breakfast and spread out the morning paper. Another tough challenge – was creating a layout that is inviting for family functions and meetings.
Both Jeff and Cathy have busy social and professional lives, often holding meetings in their family room adjacent to the kitchen. They needed their kitchen to always look clean and tidy without having to spend too much time doing the work. Since their sink is located in the middle island, which is visible from the family room, Cathy worried about the sink appearing clean and tidy for her guests.
“BLANCO is my go-to source whenever I design a kitchen,” says Patti. “As we headed to the BLANCO display, Cathy spotted a SILGRANIT sink and its various dark color possibilities. She was immediately intrigued.”
BLANCO SILIGRANIT sinks are durable and heat, scratch, stain, and chip resistant – the perfect functional combination for Cathy and Jeff. From a design standpoint the selection was both sophisticated and novel, pairing perfectly with the quartz counter top.
Jeff and Cathy’s new modern-day farmhouse exudes a peaceful, yet welcoming ambiance. The white cabinetry, coastal gray quartz counters, cream walls and a warm gray island come together perfectly to create a warm neutral look. The Anthracite SILGRANIT sink from BLANCO and dark bronze faucet were the perfect finishing touch due to their warm, earthy tones.
Thanks to Patti, each of Cathy and Jeff’s ‘must haves’ were checked off their list and even with a few extras thrown in, like the island seating for their grandchildren. The couple is now ready to enjoy their new kitchen and host family and friends!