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Charla Ray

Charla Ray Interior Design

Portland, OR

Maple Circle

This kitchen is the heart of a lakefront home which was a total rebuild. My approach to a whole home design is to begin with the kitchen, which in turn will inform the design throughout. Having landed on a neutral palette of black, white, natural oak, and copper, we started talking about an awesome range feature wall. The Blue Star range was the first selection made, not only for its performance, but we loved the ability to bring in the black and copper accents. Wanting the range to really be the focal point of the space, I paneled all other appliances. I designed an oak range alcove accent as well as a stone leg accent (within the base cabinets flanking the range) to further develop the focal point. I also designed the custom hood with copper band to play off of the accents in the range. Copper is repeated in the prep sink and as an accent on the faucets. One of our main goals was for the kitchen to have a unique look and feel since the client had requested “not just another white kitchen.” With the customization opportunities of Blue Star, we were able to personalize the space to their tastes in a unique way.

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