Design by Kelly Morisseau
Professional Photographer; Vice President and Executive Director of Rock for Reading.
Paul Natkin's career in photography has led to some interesting situations, like playing billiards with Keith Richards, David Bowie and Eric Clapton. Besides photogrpahing rockstars, Natkin arranges charity events for the non-profit organization Rock for Reading.
Kitchen, bath and interior designer; design blogger.
Kelly Morisseau has been in the design business for over 25 years, and she currently works in Northern California as designer for Main Street Kitchens. She's also the author of the cleverly titled blog "Kitchen Sync."
Kitchen Sketch and Products of Note
Kelly designed Paul's kitchen so that it could open up and extend outside. You can see how the indoor kitchen island and bar seats continue outdoors when the patio doors are opened (so no, that is not a reflection). Kelly also designed this kitchen to maximize natural light, which is evident by the clerestory windows on either side of the range hood, as well as the twin sets of patio doors and massive window between them. The gray, framed squares above the doors and window are picture frames for Paul's favorite photos. For more products placed in this kitchen, read below.
Jenn-Air Perimetric Vent Hood
A black high-gloss angled glass panel with stainless steel trim gives this hood its distinctive look as well as its nameâ€”2-inch vertical ventilation openings are located around the panelâ€™s perimeter. The hood features a 600 cfm blower, three fan speed settings, concealed side-mounted controls and two halogen lights.
First Impressions Custom Guitar Pulls
Available in multiple sizes, 50 finishes and 100 colors, these guitar pulls can be used for cabinets, appliances, or entry or interior doors. Shown in sketch: 18-inch stainless steel pulls with engraved strings and chrome tuners.
Jenn-Air Cabinet-Depth French Door Refrigerator
This Energy-Star-qualified refrigerator has a custom overlay design so that custom panels and handles can be applied to it, allowing the fridge to blend with the cabinetry. At 72 inches high, it is three inches taller than most cabinet-depth fridges, providing extra room inside and more of a built-in-look. An internal water dispenser with filter keeps the exterior looking sleek.
Crystal Cabinets GreenQuest Bamboo Cabinetry
The GreenQuest cabinetry line is made from GreenCore plywood and particleboard, which contains renewable wood fiber with no added urea-formaldehyde resins. GreenQuest uses wood from Forest Stewardship Council-certified forests, and features a low-VOC, water-based finish.Shown in Staten Island, a Âľ-inch thick horizontal grain three-ply bamboo door. Kelly chose a Honeytone finish with Raisin trim.