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AUG 2019

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Outdoor Kitchen JAMES ATHANASIOU S&W Kitchens, Longwood, FL An outdoor kitchen was a natural addition for this Florida home, which features beautiful lakeside views that offer a perfect backdrop for outdoor entertaining. Designer James Athanasiou of S&W Kitchens was tasked with what he called a straightforward project to design an outdoor kitchen on the home's deep porch. However, the space needed to integrate seamlessly into the pool design while also providing all the needed elements for a wonderful spot for entertaining in the great outdoors. To help visually connect the kitchen to the pool area, Athanasiou took the tile that trimmed the pool and spa and used it on the kitchen from countertop to ceiling, setting the beachy tone for the space. The pool blue upholstered bench and chairs and brightly patterned green and blue chair cushions add colorful touches that also continue the beachy theme. Shaker Super White cabinets from NatureKast imbue the space with a light and bright feeling, while meeting the clients' need for plenty of storage. Atlas Homewares brushed nickel hardware adds a touch of warmth, while Peacock Granite countertops provide aesthetic appeal and visual contrast, along with space for food prep. The Alfresco grill and ventilation unit allow for high-pow- ered cooking, while the bar refrigerator keeps cold drinks and condiments close by. A Pelican single-bowl sink and Brizo faucet complete the space. Eastern Flair SARAH KRAUS S&W Kitchens, Longwood, FL Inconsistent angles created challenges for design- er Sarah Kraus of S&W Kitchens when she was charged with designing an Asian-inspired living/ dining room for a penthouse condo in downtown Orlando. The client also wanted Kraus to include display space and incorporate Asian-inspired products and materials to complement collect- ibles and furnishings from previous travels. Kraus began by removing the arch at the foyer, building a column to the left of the entertainment center to mirror the right side, creating a more intimate and symmetrical entertain- ment space. Here, a new Asian-inspired built-in and stacked stone wall was placed to showcase collectibles. The entertain- ment wall was designed around the client's furniture, television and collectibles, and a recessed corner built-in was added to provide more display storage, which required changing the footprint of the adjacent half bath. The designer notes that there was an existing recessed unit in the dining room, which she took advantage of to design a new display. Since highlighting the client's collectibles was a priority, lighting was designed to accent the white, textured Inspiration stone wall behind the wood shelves hung on black metal pipes, which creates a backdrop for the client's art. Red oak wood- toned built-ins provide contrast to the lighter wood elements in the space. Photos: Rickie Agapito Photos: Rickie Agapito SILVER BRONZE August 2019 • 73

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