Recently I had the honor of working with some of my design colleagues on a really cool design project from the gurus at They paired 4 designers ( of which, I am one!) with 4 iconic personalities in order to design their dream kitchen.  My icon, Miriam Kamin has the distinction of being one of Babble‘s inaugural top 50 mommy bloggers holding down a sweet number 6 place! She has a great blog called Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda that is now one of my “go to” blog reads.
It was great fun and I really liked my final design. Not all of it was able to be shown on the site because well, gee, I could not apparently hog the entire project. Sniff Sniff.
I am just kidding of course. Kim, Kevin and Mark did a fabulous job and I know it could not have been easy rounding us stray designers up and making sure they were interpreting our ideas correctly and adding the final details. I was honored to included in this project and am happy to show you some additional details of the “dream kitchen design” for Miriam and for!
my full floorplan showing the symmetry of design. One side is exterior garden courtyard for use as a retreat and garden and other side mirrors it with a combined pantry walk in and laundry space. At the top is a small but private office for Miriam and command central for the family.
This shows the sconces on the wall with loads of windows. Love windows in a kitchen! And illustrates the island seating as a family.

I love the shot of retro orange in the seating area by the garden windows. Relaxing! I was surprised too at how many people really liked the driftwood flooring selection!
This shot shows the doors that mimic on both sides but these are leading to the courtyard garden.'s Kevin rendered my sketches into this! Pretty cool!
This view of Kevin's is showing the walk in pantry, housing a second Jenn Air oven also and the laundry area. A mom of small kids needs everything close by!
My choice for backsplash. Soothing colorway yet fun design. Mosaic glass tiles called "Fiona" from New Ravenna
The countertop selection :Silestone Grey Expo
Ben Moore Sea Star paint color for cabinetry where noted
Ben Moore's Snowfall white for the tall cabinetry and trim. Note the mirror inserts on the tall cabinets!
One of my fave lights from Sonneman for over the island
Good neutral wall color. Northern Cliffs from Ben Moore
Softer version for the ceiling. Rodeo from Ben Moore

Please check out my colleague’s designs as well on the site! Here is a sneak preview!

Paul Anater of Kitchen and Residential Design
Ann Porter: Kitchen Ann
Kelly Morriseau of Kitchen Sync