Drama Season

1st place Karen Swanson, New England Design Works, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.


Custom details characterize Karen Swanson’s 120-sq.-ft. kitchen design. Leaded-glass inserts for upper wall cabinets relate to windows in the adjacent dining room, while vertically oriented picket tiles convey a cottage-style charm. The custom riveted hood is a focal point, and the soothing palette lends a sense of calm to the design.

BlueStar kitchen in the 2020 NKBA Design Competition