Highland Park, Illinois

This 60-year-old bachelor and physician commissioned me to completely renovate his Highland Park, Illinois, kitchen with eating area and master bath in a clean, transitional style that has more sharp angles and edges that curves. But the design had to be as appealing to women as men. He enjoys entertaining  and craved a luxurious feeling consistent with his lifestyle. I wanted to encourage this busy 60-year-old bachelor to cook and entertain more and eat a healthier diet, so I focused on creating a kitchen and eating area that is functional, attractive and equipped with the best in appliances and organizational solutions.  For the master bath transformation, safety was as important as aesthetics and performance to my client and me. As a 60-year-old looking to the future, he wanted me to minimize slip-and-falls and make the shower easily accessible because he has difficulty with steps.  I opted for a gray, cream and taupe color palette and updated-transitional styling for the gender-neutral, modern feeling he craved.