Bright kitchen remodel brings new life to original features

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The brief for this San Francisco kitchen remodel sounded relatively simple. Create a light and spacious new look that remained in keeping with the overall feel and original features of the 1913 Spanish-colonial style home. So far, so simple. However, the key kitchen ideas for the remodel also had to blend the […]

The brief for this San Francisco kitchen remodel sounded relatively simple. Create a light and spacious new look that remained in keeping with the overall feel and original features of the 1913 Spanish-colonial style home. So far, so simple. However, the key kitchen ideas for the remodel also had to blend the wife and husband owners’ different design preferences. She likes colorful, bohemian looks while he prefers mid-century modern styling. 

The interior designer tasked with this careful balancing act was Adrian Dagli, founder of Interior Wanderer (opens in new tab). Adrian worked with the couple to ensure all their priorities for the new kitchen were addressed. 

1. Keeping the kitchen light and bright 

kitchen with long narrow island pale blue cabinets wooden floor and bar stools

(Image credit: Margaret Austin )

One of the owners’ major concerns was that in enclosing a central atrium to increase the kitchen square footage they would lose some of the natural light to the room. With this in mind, says Adrian, ‘keeping everything feeling light and bright with all finish selections was an absolute must’.

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