Regional Winner: Steve Cooper, Cooper Pacific Kitchens West Hollywood, CA
BlueStar® is so excited to share more than ever about our 2021 Regional Design Contest Winners. “Successful kitchen design is a delicate balance of beauty and craftsmanship, excitement and efficiency,” said Designer Steve Cooper. “It’s both a working space and an entertainment space and it needs to make sense with the overall flow of the home.”
Coopers winning kitchen is in the heart of Bel Air. This home is a highly functional kitchen for a homeowner that is a great cook. The entire kitchen was designed around the Bluestar® range. “It was an easy decision that drew the client to BlueStar®, not just aesthetically, but for its superior restaurant-style functionality. It became the focal point of the kitchen,” said Cooper.
The client wanted a grand gathering space for family functions and entertaining. Cooper found inspiration for his work in the interior’s hand-painted Portuguese tiles in dusty blue tones. “They were central to the home’s look, so we began there,” he says, “Then we considered the appliances because they define the space.” A 60-inch BlueStar range commands the cooking area. “We chose it because it comes out of the commercial world and wanted a very specific color,” says Cooper.
The designer created several work zones to accomplish many tasks at once and allowed for plenty of movement in between. The large butcher block islands allowed for space to really spread out. The double islands housed multiple hidden undercounter appliances like a mini refrigerator, freezer, and dishwashers. Ultimately, the double islands gave the homeowners a chance to invite friends and family to join in the kitchen.
The soft tones of the cabinetry’s bleached cherry with hand-applied stain finish echoes those found in the courtyard just beyond the room’s large windows. Organic touches, including hand-forged iron bands encircling the islands, a backsplash crafted from a marble-etched ink tile discovered at Creative Environments and durable gold-flecked Taj Mahal quartzite counters, complement the modern elements.
About Cooper Pacific Kitchens
Cooper Pacific Kitchens is a third-generation, award-wining, design firm specializing in luxury kitchen design and installations to Southern California, and others around the world, for over 35 years.
As a leading resource for clients and interior designers, who value the highest quality construction and design talent, Cooper Pacific Kitchens is the premier leader in fine kitchen furniture specializing in traditional, transitional, and contemporary cabinetry.
Cooper Pacific Kitchens service is highly personalized to your project: With its unwillingness to compromise on quality, they create the next generation of kitchens, customized wardrobes and wine storage solutions for industry leading architects, interior designers, and private residences.
Photos by Meghan Beierle-O’Brien