There’s an old saying about the cobbler’s children going barefoot. That’s how it felt to the owner of this home, an interior designer whose own house was in need of a makeover. There were structural issues with the outdoor hardscaping and there was her old, uninspiring kitchen to consider. She also realised that her collection of art and crafts had grown to the point where it wasn’t being seen to maximum advantage. There was nothing to do but start afresh.
She and the design team at Poggenpohl Georgetown started to exchange ideas, based around an expanded family room that would open out onto the garden. The aim was to create
a stimulating space that could incorporate cooking and dining without feeling cold or sterile. The choice of finish was all-important. The owner was delighted to find a wood finish in the Poggenpohl range that resembles driftwood, with some lovely variegated shades of brown and beige as well as subtle greys. Although she visited other kitchen showrooms, she found that no other brands had anything like it. The new kitchen was to be the first element in a complete home renovation. The owner, her architect and the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Poggenpohl Georgetown worked collaboratively on the space.