When interior designer Alison Haltom was asked by a client who “loves unique and dramatic design” to come up with a statement-making remodel plan for a home in Lincoln, she took it as a signal to go bold.
In the kitchen, that meant artichoke-green island cabinetry paired with a backsplash and countertops made from Gabana quartzite, which is treasured for its conspicuous white and gold veining. Haltom was intent on avoiding a tile backsplash for fear that it would compete with the quartzite. “Sometimes less is more if you’re using these really impactful elements,” she explains.
To prevent the room from looking too sterile, Haltom balanced out the green with warm white on the perimeter cabinets—“We tried out quite a few shades to make sure it didn’t register as yellow”—and adding metal accents to the subtle acrylic cabinet pulls. “Adding in the brass tones allowed us to make it a warmer space,” says Haltom. Overhead, geometric pendants add a “glam and feminine look” favored by the client.
Even the home’s laundry room has a wow factor thanks to the striking watercolor-like mural wallpaper. “The client fell in love with it immediately,” says Haltom. “This is the first room you enter from the garage, so it makes for a nice greeting.”