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Grand Entrance Kitchen

Colorful California Kitchen
Photo By: Rio Constantini

Danenberg Design
Palo Alto, CA
Kitchen by Dan Danenberg; Styling by Lanny Danenberg

Design Notes: Initially, this kitchen remodel was supposed to be just a touch-up and not a complete makeover--not that the client has any complaints about the end result. The playful, attention-grabbing wall colors were inspired by an orange TurboChef oven that the homeowner wanted to include in her kitchen. As the entire room got a facelift, it went from a U-shaped kitchen to a multi-zone kitchen, including the two-tiered island with 9-foot-long glass bartop. High-gloss cherry cabinets by Irpinia Kitchens add some extra glam, but the real star of the room is the archway. The columns are covered in custom-cut slate tile and topped off by bright blue stucco arcs. It's the perfect grand entranceway for making grand entrances.