Colorful Artwork Kitchen

The colorful custom artwork kitchen was a major change from the original 1960s contemporary home with a cave-like kitchen that had dark cabinets and countertops, and olive-green kitchen carpeting. The remodeled kitchen was inspired by the owners’ collection of Red Skelton paintings and plates. A rainbow-color Brunschwig fabric was made into custom window treatments, and the pattern was repeated in custom-painted tiles for the magnetic induction cooktop and the backsplash behind the cooktops. This kitchen was featured in Kitchen & Bath Business magazine for the first West-coast Kitchen Business Industry Show.

Before: A cave, with dark cabinets and countertops, and olive-green kitchen carpet. NOT colorful!

Before: A cave, with dark cabinets and countertops, and olive-green kitchen carpet. Definitely NOT colorful!

Before: Uninspiring, depressing. Everything was dark, with poor lighting.

Before: Uninspiring, depressing. Everything was dark, with poor lighting.

Before: The kitchen and eating area was an unpleasant environment, no matter what time of day it was.

Before: The kitchen and eating area was an unpleasant environment, no matter what time of day it was.

Colorful Custom Artwork Kitchen: Everything about the remodeled kitchen was improved: light colors, natural rift-oak cabinets, cream-colored countertops, and a carnival of bright colors. Custom magnetic-induction cooktop

This is now a colorful custom artwork kitchen with everything improved: a carnival of pastel and bright colors, natural rift-oak cabinets, cream-colored countertops. Custom magnetic-induction cooktop was handpainted with the pattern of the Brunschwig fabirc used for the window treatments.

Colorful Custom Artwork Kitchen has custom details including custom cabinets with stained-glass inserts, a custom magnetic-induction cooktop, handpainted wall mural backsplash

The colorful custom artwork kitchen includes custom details: cabinets with lit  stained-glass inserts, a handpainted  magnetic-induction cooktop and wall mural backsplash. Carnival lights around the skylight opening add sparkle.

Colorful Custom Artwork Kitchen - Detail: The dish pantry and every wall cabinet in the remodeled kitchen had leaded glass with custom stained-glass inserts, back-lit to show the colors.

Colorful Custom Artwork Kitchen – Detail: The dish pantry and every wall cabinet in the remodeled kitchen had leaded glass with custom stained-glass inserts, back-lit to show the colors. Many pieces of stained glass were as small as a “pinky” fingernail.

Colorful Custom Artwork Kitchen- Detail: Leaded chip glass with custom stained-glass insert hummingbird and flowers. Interior of cabinet is lit with low-voltage custom fixtures.

Detail: Leaded chip glass with custom stained-glass insert. Interior of cabinet is lit with low-voltage custom fixtures.

Colorful Custom Artwork Kitchen - Detail: The trompe l'oeil painting on the water heater door shows a barefoot pregnant woman with a frying pan in one hand and a golf club in the other hand. The quote on the bottom of her apron reads, "I'd rather be golfing".

Colorful Custom Artwork Kitchen – Detail: The trompe l’oeil painting on the water heater door in the butler’s pantry shows a barefoot pregnant woman with a frying pan in one hand and a golf club in the other hand. The quote on the bottom of her apron reads, “I’d rather be golfing”.

The new kitchen features custom rift-oak cabinets. All of the upper doors have leaded-glass panels with stained-glass inserts, and the cabinets have custom interior low-voltage lighting. The focal point of this kitchen is the repetition of brightly-colored flowers and hummingbirds, inspired by the Brunschwig fabric, that was incorporated into the tile backsplash mural, the “Fasar” magnetic-induction cooktop tiles, and the stained glass inserts. A whimsical touch is the trompe l’oeil portrait of the wife on the water heater door in the butler’s pantry. She’s barefoot and pregnant, has a frying pan in one hand and a golf club in the other hand. The bottom of her apron says, “I’d rather be golfing.” It’s custom features like this that emphasizes your uniqueness – something that Diane Plesset believes in strongly, and includes in every design.