Warm Post-Modern

Westport, Connecticut

The clients, a known photographer and his loving wife, bought their first home together nearly 50 years ago and finally made the decision to renovate it. While keeping the contemporary, post-modern style of house, designer and architect Peggy Rubens-Duhl, created space for a sitting area and large living room by opening up the kitchen and adding on to the footprint of the first floor. In collaboration with designer Mary-Beth Oliver, the kitchen details were well thought out with simple clean lines, a durable Taj Mahal slab backsplash and countertops, state of the art Monogram appliances, and warm, walnut stained cabinets housing lots of functional inserts, appliance lifts, and rollout shelves.

To break up the palette we added a splash of color with blue glass tile on the refrigerator wall which coordinates with other accents in the room. The beautiful pendant lights, by Chloe Winston Lighting, adds a more architectural look, while the sculptural light fixture over the main eating area creates drama in the vaulted ceiling.

Needless to say the clients were very pleased with the fresh new look of their forever home; they covered the walls with their own art and filled their shelves with fun knickknacks they’ve brought back from their many travels together.

Kitchen Designer & Architect: Peggy Rubens-Duhl, AIA – Fresh Architect, LLC
In collaboration with designer Mary-Beth Oliver
Photos by Emily Sidoti