Open, Contemporary Kitchen

Designer Lauren Levant Bland redesigns a childhood kitchen into a modern space for a dynamic, globe-trotting family.

Photo By: Photography by Bob Narod for Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath

Photo By: Photography by Bob Narod for Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath

Photo By: Photography by Bob Narod for Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath

Photo By: Photography by Bob Narod for Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath

Photo By: Photography by Bob Narod for Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath

Photo By: Photography by Bob Narod for Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath

Functional and Stylish

The room was outfitted so each wall serves a distinct purpose: clean-up, cooking and refrigeration.

From: Jennifer Gilmer and Lauren Levant

Architectural Details

The large range hood fits the white scheme and becomes one of the room's main focal points, in scale with other dimensions.

From: Jennifer Gilmer and Lauren Levant

Practical Island

All parts of the island serve functions, including the ends for housing extra secondary equipment.

From: Jennifer Gilmer and Lauren Levant

Simplicity is Key

The backsplash is another detail that adds elegance without overpowering the room's quiet atmosphere.

From: Jennifer Gilmer and Lauren Levant

Use Vertical Space

Cabinetry goes to the ceiling for extra room and a classic finished look.

From: Jennifer Gilmer and Lauren Levant

Balanced Lighting

Two chandeliers balance the length of the island and raise the eye upward, along with the hood and column effect of cabinets.

From: Jennifer Gilmer and Lauren Levant