Moroccan Kitchen Transformation

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Original Foundation

Designer Laura Umansky removed the old island, but she did work with the existing appliances, floors and cabinets, which were painted blue to tie in with the Moroccan style of the remodeled space.

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