Transitional Kitchen Remodel in Bethesda, MD.
Design by Meghan Browne. Photography by Keiana Photography.
This well-appointed Bethesda home had an original kitchen that felt dated, heavy and no longer fit the
style of the homeowners. The focus of the new kitchen design was to comingle contemporary clean
lines with layers of texture, materials, and color.
The creamy white wall cabinets with a clean flat door style were brought up to the ceiling which allows
your eye to be drawn up to the generous 10’ ceiling height. The showpiece of the main cooking wall is
the hot-rolled steel hood, backsplash, and open shelves. The raw industrial feel of the steel is paired with
warm materials throughout the rest of the kitchen. The island is wrapped in a waterfall Peruvian Walnut
end table. The tall cabinets that house the pantry, refrigeration, and oven are clad in textured leather.
The taupe-y leather shimmers from the natural light that floods into the kitchen. Finally, the eat-in
kitchen table includes a bench seat allowing for pillows and warm materials to be included in the
kitchen. Orange accents in the pendant lights, window treatments, and accessories throughout the
space provide a fun pop of color.
Beyond the material selection, the kitchen also features bi-folding cabinet doors for countertop
appliance storage, a drawer outfitted specifically for water bottle storage as well as cabinet doors hiding
a TV and charging station.
The bar area includes a built-in coffee machine, wine cooler, and refrigerator drawers. The full height
backsplash shows off the beautiful green, grey veining of the Tahiti quartzite stone that is also used on