Shortlisted: Marie Burgos Design for the Kitchen Over £25,000 Award

design et al are pleased to announce that Marie Burgos Design have been successfully shortlisted in the ‘Kitchen over £25,000’ category in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014.


The 1,230 square foot home is full of Scandinavian modern style with hints of vintage elements near and dear to the homeowner’s heart. Tired of her 80’s style pad, the homeowner requested a full update to modernize and revitalize her living space.


The walls and ceiling are covered in Benjamin Moore Decorators white paint creating the perfect complement to the refurbished original oak tiled floor, which was updated with a darker stain and satin finish. The inviting neutral-tone sectional sofa has clean lines and a bit of shine with textured upholstery. The walls are adorned with gorgeous modern artwork from private artists. The three pieces are hung in white frames with white mats to balance the sectional sofa and add a gorgeous pop of colour.


The kitchen was created with the feel of a modern Italian kitchen in mind. The space mixes warm walnut wood with white glossy lacquered cabinets and frosted glass doors. The glass backsplash tiles add a bit of a whimsy with a fun bubble mosaic pattern. The rules of Yin and Yang were used to balance the straight and curvy lines, as well as the cold surfaces with warm ones. The walls are a butter yellow which makes the kitchen sunny and bright, this colour also aids as a smooth transition into the gold wall featured in the library.


Several structural changes were made implemented to open up the floor plan including replacing saloon-style doors to the kitchen with an open arch way and extending the steps from the living space into the dining area from wall to wall. The space is very relaxing with the use of modern and vintage pieces. Plus, the colour palette is very calming.