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Moroccan Kitchen Transformation

By: Jen Jafarzadeh L'Italien
November 25, 2014
Designer Laura Umansky transforms a French-country kitchen into a colorful Moroccan-inspired space.
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Patterned Fireplace

A chevron pattern on the fireplace runs from floor to ceiling. The patterned hearth makes an eye-catching focal point that feels very Moroccan in style and color.

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Arches and Colors

The soffit over the stool seating area was inspired by the arched doorways of Morocco. Designer Laura Umansky decided on a bold blue color for the doorways and cabinets.

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What's New and Old

The furniture piece in the center of the kitchen replaced the old island — it looks like an antique even though it was custom-built for this kitchen. The tiled backsplash has a unique design that feels distinctly Moroccan.

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Fireplace Before

It's hard to believe this dark, closed-in family room is the open family space it is now. The traditional fireplace underwent an extreme makeover from traditional country to a modern, chevron hearth.

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