Thoroughly Modern Kitchen, Only Warmer
Rebekah Zaveloff fulfills the vision of a decisive client who wants minimalist design without the cold and is willing to take chances.
- By Rose Kennedy
Filed under: Kitchen Design, Kitchen Tile, Room Design, Kitchens, Modern, Ceramic Tiles, Design Style
E-mail This Page to Your Friendsx
A link to %this page% was e-mailed
"My advice for anyone embarking on a kitchen design is to be honest with yourself about your goals and your budget, not just look around at what you think you might want," she says. "You don't have to share it with anyone else at first, but you should really know what your spending comfort level is before it comes to making a lot of decisions."
If you're concerned with sticking to a strict budget, the surest way to save money is to get comfortable with your preferences before bringing in the professionals, says Rebekah. "If it's in your budget, though, you may want the enjoyment of going through and choosing together. And even the most decisive clients will benefit from a back and forth with the designer later in the process, to get the benefit of their resources and information."
Meet the designer
In what Rebekah Zaveloff calls her "designesque" career, she's worked in painting and sculpture, and as a set designer for films. She's also worked in the restaurant industry as a server and says that her seven-year stint as the principal designer for KitchenLab, a small firm she co-owns with her husband in Chicago, is a nice culmination of many of these jobs. "It's my passions for food, wine and design coming together," she says.
Architect Barney Maier designs a contemporary kitchen for a professional chef that's functional and has plenty of storage.Advertisement
HGTV Kitchen & Bath Newsletter