This homeowner wanted their kitchen to be the center of family life. They visited the Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly showroom requesting a kitchen that could integrate modern functionality with their Chinese culture. Working with designer Shan Chang, they created a very unique kitchen that incorporates a perfect fusion of their Chinese culture in an exquisite design that maximizes the space and comfortably accommodate a minimum of four people.
Shan incorporated “Feng Shui” — a spiritual vibe that gives a balanced flow of good energy. Knowing that her client was open to the interpretation, she included circular and curved elements in her design. These elements represent family, success, and fulfillment in the cultural aspect of “Feng-Shui”.
The kitchen is the heart of a house. It embodies togetherness and family. Three integral elements of Shan’s designs are the functionality of the space, good traffic flow, and ease of maintenance. To accomplish the vision for this space, she began to mold and customize every corner of the room, allowing it to reveal its very own authenticity in her design. The center backsplash and Thassos marble frame, as well as the custom fabricated Brittanica from Cambria surfaces, enhance the design. The marbling in the backsplash replicates the ancient art of “Chinese Water Mountain Calligraphy.” The effect created a beautiful focal point. The pattern of the screen that frames the entryway was inspired by the ancient Chinese coin.
This classic kitchen uses the Sonoma door style in satin white along the perimeter in our Ken Kelly Signature Collection of custom cabinetry. The island is comprised of the Pasadena door style with a finish in shadow grey. The color combinations used display a western perspective and bright kitchen while embracing many elements from the ancient Chinese culture, thus creating “Eastern and Western Harmony.”