Amy Klosterman & Michelle Jefferson
AB Design Elements, Scottsdale, AZ
There were a seemingly endless number of elements to consider in this kitchen renovation. In addition to updating the style and functionality of the space, the client wanted tech-savvy luxury appliances, wine storage, a more open connection to the main living space and earthy tones to reflect the desert canyon setting. Amy Klosterman and co-designer Michelle Jefferson also wanted to respect the home’s original architecture by Taliesen-trained Bing Hu.
Rift cut white oak slab doors with a taupe stain from F1 Cabinets and White Macaubus satin quartzite from Arizona Tile set the tone for the space. Along the back wall, a bank of upper cabinets is broken up by illuminated glass-front cabinets and shelving, with an inset vent hood and Porcelanosa backsplash.
A Monogram induction cooktop complements the other appliances on the perpendicular wall, including Monogram wall ovens and a coffeemaker below a television screen. Also featured on the side wall are a Monogram refrigerator and freezer, hidden behind custom slatted panels.
The island features a waterfall edge on one side and wood table edge for seating at the other. A Franke sink combines with a Newport Brass faucet and Monogram dishwasher for prep and cleanup. Emtek Cabinet Edge pulls in a honey bronze finish add function, and a whimsical pendant from Hubbarton Forge that looks like a scribble – a nod to the client’s career as a graphic designer – finishes the space.
Of particular note is the wine wall pass-through to the living area, flanked by original stacked stone.