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Green and Lean Kitchen

Santa Monica Kitchen with Green Cabinets by Bruce Bolander
Photo By: Bruce Bolander Architects

Bruce Bolander Architects
Malibu, CA
Kitchen by Bruce Bolander

Design Notes: The clients who commissioned this kitchen wanted to make sure it allowed for a spectacular view of the verdant Santa Monica mountain range. At the same time they didn't want it to have a color scheme that shirked from the vibrant colors outside. The result is this vivid green kitchen with massive windows that look out to the mountainside. The room features high-pressure laminate cabinets, a solid surface countertop and a stained concrete floor. This kitchen is set in a modest-size California home-about 1,500 square feet-and according to designer Bruce Bolander "[the kitchen] really anchors the space." Even though it's somewhat small in stature, by having a wall of windows and a sliding door to the outside, the kitchen feels larger than it is.