If you get it right the first time, is there any reason to make big changes the second time around? Linda Levinson and Bill Friend answer that with a resounding NO.
And kitchen designer Mick De Giulio doesn’t disagree. In fact, he proved the point in Linda and Bill’s new Chicago kitchen.
When the couple purchased a 1970s townhouse, without hesitation they hired De Giulio to remodel the kitchen. He had already remodeled one kitchen for Linda and Bill, so they were well acquainted with his work. In fact, they wanted to repeat a number of favorite features of the previous kitchen in their new one, so who better to ask than De Giulio?
“They had white painted cabinets—which they loved—marble countertops, and a touch of green,” recalls the designer. And that’s what they asked for in their new kitchen, right down to the same jade green color in the accents.
“I never get tired of the palette,” says Linda. “It’s very tranquil.” It is also reminiscent of a butler’s pantry, which is a look she wanted to capture in this kitchen. “It’s a bit of ’20s and ’30s classic style,” adds De Giulio. “There’s a minimalist kind of feeling, combining the simplicity of white and the dark wood of the floors, and there is nothing overdone.”