In the kitchen, Harkovich orchestrated a top-to-bottom renovation. “My client is an avid home chef,” she says. “For her birthday, her husband gave her a blue La Cornue range with hood. She even traveled to France to take cooking lessons on how to use it. So the range became my starting point, and I designed the whole kitchen around it.” To allow the appliance’s custom blue color to really stand out, Harkovich created all-white surroundings. And in a nod to her client’s love of shimmering surfaces, she chose mother-of-pearl mosaic tiles for the backsplash.
As the homeowner loves to cook, the kitchen renovation was a top priority. An all-white space was in order to better showcase the custom blue La Cornue range, vent hood, and rotisserie oven. A wall of drawers and cabinets contains hidden appliances. Upper shelves offer display space. “My client collects cake plates, so we wanted a special place to showcase those,” says Harkovich. “We even matched the blue of the La Cornue and painted the back of one display area the same shade.” This nook was designed to be right above the rotisserie, so the eye travels up to the next pop of blue.