As designers we know how important it is to design FOR the client.  Incorporating their interests, likes and wishes in the project are what we do best. 

When I first saw this kitchen, my eye went directly to the contrast of the light perimeter cabinets and dark island cabinets.  In my humble opinion, the hood seems heavy and out of place. The refrigerator should have panel doors matching the perimeter cabinet fronts and be camouflaged, not accentuated in the design. This overall design seems too busy having crown molding, island legs, grooved paneling, glass cabinets and a wood applique. Remember that saying, “Less is more”?

I thought the kitchen was somewhat attractive, has lots of natural light, counter space and storage.  But, wait!  Why are those carved horses holding up the counter top?  Does the homeowner love merry-go-rounds, or is this the the home of the owners of the Kentucky Derby winner? 

One more thing!  Not to be too critical, but that TV is way out of line in this setting.  It looks like a highway billboard. 

As a reader of Designers Circle, I am sure you have figured out that I am quite transparent with my opinions, so I feel it is my “design duty” to point out the elements that don’t quite make this  a “wow” kitchen.  

What do you think?