When you look at the kitchen in this Overland Park home, you’ll almost run out of marble. In fact, you’ll probably want to cover your kitchen in marble.
The space, which was nominated for the 2022 HGTV Designer of the Year Award in the Kitchen & Dining category, was designed by McCloskey Interiors, a local group led by Laura McCloskey.
HGTV’s annual awards feature world-class designs selected by the home and garden giant’s viewers and editors. Other categories in the annual contest include “Living Big in Small Spaces,” “Color and Pattern,” and “Waterside Hideaway.”
“[The client] She had one request. “She wanted a well-organized gathering place that would fit her family’s needs,” says McCloskey. She “incorporated a French modern aesthetic to guide the design of the rest of her kitchen.” Her passion for McCloskey’s cooking also greatly informs the design of her kitchen. “I always carry recipes with me in the kitchen to make sure the design follows the recipe.”
Although the dreamy OP kitchen didn’t win in that category, it and McCloskey Interiors have garnered national attention, and the company’s national footprint continues to grow, so stay tuned. I want it, says Mr. McCloskey.
That range is set to expand further thanks to McCloskey’s just-launched line of high-quality home artwork hand-picked, printed and framed by professional designers. “We realized there was a high demand for quality home art,” McCloskey says. “Access was limited, and prints from retail stores could not provide the level of sophistication needed to meet the standards of high-quality art.”
A hidden pantry is located at the back of the kitchen. Its cabinets have mirrored doors and recessed wood finishes, and a white and black checkered floor covers the ground. “[The pantry] Clients have plenty of leeway to disrupt behind the scenes when hosting,” says McCloskey.
Counter stools complement the waterfall kitchen island, which is the focal point of the room where the client’s children sit and do homework or arts and crafts. The island’s marble is an Italian greige-veined Calacatta Valli marble that adds warmth to the kitchen’s contemporary white cabinetry.
Sliding panels made from the same Calacatta Vagri marble as the island provide easy access to a treasure trove of spices and other cooking essentials. McCloskey discovered the idea for the panels, created by German kitchen manufacturer SieMatic, while traveling. It has become a staple in the kitchens she designs.
“The original architectural documents for this kitchen showed a 14-foot vaulted ceiling, but it was very difficult to design the kitchen around this ceiling,” McCloskey says. Masu. She decided to replace her original concept with a coffered ceiling. The result is a classic and timeless design, combined with the space’s French details.