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MAY 2018

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Sutton also chose to go bold in another kitchen design, where red accents create high drama against a white backdrop. "Red is this client's favorite color," she says. "We knew we were going to use it somewhere in the space, we just needed to find the right place." That right place ended up being a striking Apple Red Viking double oven and a vibrant backsplash comprised of Hirsch Glass Secret Garden Sun Goddess Rose mosaic from Hirsch Glass. FROM BUILDER-GRADE TO CAPTIVATING Fryman transformed this relatively petite California Craftsman kitchen from builder-grade – characterized with a nondescript and all-too-common white microwave hood – to captivating with a new focal-point hood crafted in the mission style and accented with a colorful tile backsplash (see photo at left). Both are highly visible via an arch that showcases the new view. "We pulled the hood forward and added a little fancy crown moulding action," she says. Fryman also transformed a standard-issue, all-white, U-shaped kitchen with a wall of tall appliances into a more functional space with a colorful focal-point island and wine bistro that better suits her clients (see photos, below). "The focal point is most definitely the island because of its dramatic blue color," she says, noting that removing the appli- ance wall gave her access to an adjacent sitting area. The designer added a second focal point based on her clients' love of wine. "They love to entertain when they're both home, so while they requested a nice kitchen remodel, I also knew I had to make a wine bistro a focal point," she says. "It's now front and center when you enter the home. I even included a bar-height cabinet in the island that is perfect for receiving cases of wine that are part of their wine club membership." ▪ The kitchen be- came much more functional when Ronni Fryman removed a wall, making way for the dramatic blue focal-point island. The designer also made the wine bistro a secondary focal point that fulfills her clients' love of wine and entertaining. Ronni Fryman transformed this California Craftsman kitchen with a new focal-point hood crafted in the mission style. A colorful tile backsplash adds visual drama. Photos: Upmarket Photo.com Photos: Upmarket Photo.com 62 Kitchen & Bath Design News • May 2018 FOCAL POINTS

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