Kitchen design ideas create perfect harmony

Contractor - George Cleary , Designer - Laura Watson

Written by: Jaron M. Terry

Vibrant color and bold brush strokes characterize the landscape paintings of Westerville artist Laurie Clements. In contrast are the soft gray and cool wood tones she and her husband chose for the finishes in the renovation of their open concept kitchen and great room. But the nature-inspired, neutral palette is more than just a perfect backdrop for Laurie’s colorful artwork that punctuates the space with pops of color and motion.

“Nothing can compete with the outdoors—my first love—and so I wanted the interior of our home to be in harmony with the beautiful views all around us,” Laurie explains.

When she and her husband Tom moved into the late 1960s-era home that overlooks the 18th fairway of the The Lakes Golf & Country Club, they were delighted with their location, but immediately saw the need to remove a wall between the then galley-style kitchen and great room.

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