Thanks a million for making BlueStar's restaurant quality available to home chefs."
Laurie Colton - Walnut Creek, CA
Owner of a Stainless Steel, BlueStar RCS 30" FreeStanding Gas Range
Name: Rebekah Zaveloff
Location: KitchenLab - Chicago, IL
BlueStar: 48" RNB Freestanding Range with a French Top
Rebekah Zaveloff is a certified kitchen designer and Houzz contributor. Rebekah began her career working in set design for film and television, but having worked in restaurants through her years in school, she feels that it's no coincidence that she found her niche in kitchen design. Her passion for food, wine, art and design, combined with the natural inclination for taking care of people, create a synergy that influences the work she does at KitchenLab.
John 'Nick' Nichols brings his extensive background in service related businesses to his work at KitchenLab, citing his passion for cooking and experience running restaurants as a natural starting point to help Rebekah launch KitchenLab and eventually co-founding Design in a Bag, which brings their servicers to a broader audience. This experience and a focus on his own endless hours with Rebekah cooking in their own kitchens round out the KitchenLab team, ensuring a top to bottom attention to detail, whatever the project may involve.
Rebekah and Nick actually met while Nick was working on a few different projects - as a partner in a restaurant while at the same time gutting a brownstone in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. It was no surprise that their mutual passion for food and houses is what led to the formation of KitchenLab. Each KitchenLab project draws on this formative time, creating spaces for clients which people want to hang out in without forgetting the most important part of the job - that kitchens are meant to be cooked in.
"Always keeping in mind the lifestyle and taste of clients, we encourage mixing of styles - antiques with new pieces, traditional with modern. This is why BlueStar fits so nicely into the mix of high-performance and high-caliber design. the colors are phenomenal - as a designer, what's not to love with all those choices, and the quality unsurpassed. For two designers who love to cook, it's a perfect appliance."
What is your favorite color?
Coneflower pink, especially when it's fading at the end of the season.
Who do you follow on Twitter?
Chef's like Jamie Oliver, David Chang and Anthony Bourdain, NPR, PBS, Houzz, Griege Design, Poppytalk, Coco+Kelly (Cassandra Lavalle), InteriorDesignChat, Paul Anater.
What is the 1st question you ask a client?
What don't you like about your current home or their last home if they've recently moved. Most people do better with being able to comment on what they don't like rather than what they do like.
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