Greenfield dealer, Jaclyn Wike of Studio Swann in Chicago, Illinois shares her design inspirations for a transitional kitchen project.

“This client was living in a dark and very poorly designed kitchen space.  There were a lot of dark cherry cabinets with little purpose, as they were small in width and inadequate for storage.

“The goal was to lighten and brighten the space and open up the kitchen more to the adjacent living spaces.  They also needed a functional homework area for their two kids.  To create a more functional layout we got rid of the former U-shaped kitchen and elongated the cabinetry.

“The overall style and feel of the space was basically the opposite of what they had – the client wanted a warm gray and white palette that was very neutral and would easily allow for pops of color.  They love clean lines, but wanted some detailing to help create warmth and complement their more traditionally-styled home.


“The Nantucket door style from Greenfield was the first door that popped into my head and it perfectly fit the overall feel the client was going for.  It works really well with the bead board ceiling and is a lovely transitional style.

“Greenfield’s Pewter paint color is an incredibly soft gray that allowed the client to get away from an all-white kitchen.  We used Pewter on the perimeter and paired it with a Glacier White painted island to help brighten the space.

“Acrylic bar stools continue to play on the open and bright overall feel, and the gorgeous Baroque Calcutta glass tile backsplash allows light to dance on the walls while bringing in a touch of soft, neutral color and adds even more interest on the back wall.”

Principal, Jaclyn Wike has specialized in kitchen and bath design in Chicagoland since 2003.  Her vast knowledge of this segment of interior design paired with her creative design solutions enable her to create unique and livable environments for her clients.  To learn more about Studio Swann, visit their website.