Ah, the kitchen area: The so-named “coronary heart of the home” is often the household hub, a useful area that needs supreme utility. But, as the finest designers know, there are many techniques to deftly marry functionality and beauty. Nowhere does this thought ring extra legitimate than in the new Palm Seaside showroom of kitchen area designer Jim Dove. Here, Dove delivers attractive elements like steel shelving, upholstered seating, and styled bookshelves appropriate into the kitchen.

a room filled with furniture and vase of flowers on a table: Master kitchen designer Jim Dove brings decorative elements like metal shelving, upholstered seating, and wallpaper right into the kitchen.

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Master kitchen designer Jim Dove provides ornamental aspects like steel shelving, upholstered seating, and wallpaper appropriate into the kitchen area.

Our beloved design second? Dove’s use of handpainted De Gournay wallpaper as a backsplash. Of course, you study that ideal: Dove employed the L’Eden sample from the beloved wallpaper purveyor on on the wall driving a stove in his showroom, continuing it correct down to the vary top. The important? To deal with the paper in a layer of glass to defend it from splatter and grease.

a stove top oven sitting inside of a kitchen: De Gournay’s L’Eden wallpaper behind a L’Atelier Paris stove.

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De Gournay’s L’Eden wallpaper powering a L’Atelier Paris stove.

“Why suggest a DeGournay wallpaper for a kitchen? To start with, mainly because it’s wonderful, and due to the fact, with the good installation, it’s possible,” states the designer. Dove uses museum glass, which has no coloration, so that the panels behind the glass seem no distinct than if they had been bare.

This decision, Dove details out, is a terrific way to tie in a kitchen to the encompassing residence design. “I am performing with a shopper appropriate now whose kitchen and dining space are open to just about every other, and that’s just what we are undertaking,” suggests the designer. “The De Gournay that was chosen for the eating space will proceed into the kitchen area seamlessly.”

a living room filled with furniture and a fire place: The backsplash fits in seamlessly with the rest of the kitchen wall.

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The backsplash suits in seamlessly with the rest of the kitchen area wall.

“Just for the reason that you are dealing with an open up concept strategy doesn’t indicate that you simply cannot be exuberant,” he argues. And, when Dove’s certain solution (De Gournay paper and museum glass) could fall at the significant stop of a budget, you can reach a similar effect with the wallpaper—handpainted or not—of your choice and a piece of tempered glass reduce to match more than it.

“Extra than everything, I preferred to produce an setting that would not only persuade each designers and conclusion users to imagine of kitchens as someplace remarkable, but also open their minds to sudden choices,” states Dove of his new space. Wonderful and functional—now we can get guiding that.

Want to visit in particular person? Jim Dove’s showroom is now open up at 3414 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Seashore, FL.

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