If you’ve ever embarked on a massive kitchen remodel, you understand that taking a design from imagination to reality is a process. Before becoming a modern haven of simplicity, style and comfort, there are blueprints, drywall, and a lot of experimentation.
This design process is a thing of wonder and beauty to me, and one of the most fun parts of my job is watching a designer bring a kitchen design project to life. My friend, renowned designer Christopher Kennedy, is passionate about the collaborative design process, as can be seen in his namesake project, The Christopher Kennedy Compound.
Although the designers involved in creating the Compound varied greatly in aesthetic and point of view, a commitment to modern, functional design was the unifying force behind this project. Each designer was charged with creating one room in the home – ranging from the kitchen to the master bedroom, the laundry room and more. The result? A truly breathtaking home that attracted thousands of modern design enthusiasts during Modernism Week this past February.
Take for example the closet in the master bedroom. In addition to the vibrant atmosphere, I love how the designer incorporated functional elements, like a laundry nook, in an unexpected way. Featuring a Bosch compact washer and dryer pair, this design choice provides the homeowners with a striking, integrated and convenient living space.
Christopher Kennedy himself designed the stunning kitchen, showcasing Bosch home appliances, bright pops of color, and plenty of natural light to bring the look together. When I sat down to ask him about his process, he emphasized that each design decision came back to the homeowner. Every homeowner’s personal needs and unique sense of style should help shape the design equation, which is one of the reasons he selected Bosch custom panel dishwashers, horizontally-installed wall ovens, and a sleek induction cooktop. The clean and crisp aesthetic of these appliances really helped bring the space to life, resulting in a space equal parts functional and gorgeous.
For a deeper look at Christopher’s design process, check out the below video. Let us know your favorite part of the design process in the comments!