Large Contemporary Chicago Kitchen Design Wins NKBA Best of Show Award for Drury Design

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Large Contemporary Chicago Kitchen Design Wins NKBA Best of Show Award for Drury Design

Looking for large contemporary kitchen design ideas? Check out this award-winning project from Drury Design that won Best of Show and First Place Large Kitchen in the 2015 National Kitchen and Bath Association [NKBA] KBIS Design Competition Awards.

By pairing contrasting textures with Moroccan-inspired colors and patterns, the design was able to reflect the homeowners’ global tastes while opening up the kitchen into a functional space in a historic brownstone in Chicago’s Lincoln Park.

Design Inspiration

Inspired by world travels, America’s most beautiful kitchen design lives in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. The Moorish Contemporary kitchen design was honored with two awards: Best of Show and first place in large kitchen category at the 2015 National Kitchen and Bath Association [NKBA] Design Competition Awards during the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show KBIS in Las Vegas.

Accented with antiques from Morocco, the design reflects the homeowners’ love of all things international. A stunning antique Moroccan door purchased on a past trip to Marrakesh provided inspiration, not only for styling but also for color, texture, and pattern that was repeated throughout the final design.

The NKBA describes the best of show winner, “This eclectic kitchen, housing many focal points and contrasting textures, serves as a functional, multifaceted space for the busy city family.” NKBA Best of Show Design Competition Kitchen Special Features Grabill Cabinets: Cabinetry, Wolf: Pro style range, warmer drawer, steamer microwave oven, Sub-Zero: Refrigerator & Freezer, Sheri Law Art Glass: Custom Art Glass – Refrigerator & freezer panels, table, appliance and pantry door Thinkglass: 2 1/2 inch crystal granular glass bar top Ceramic Tole Int’l: Flooring Mosaique Surface: Backsplash and wall tile.

Based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Drury Design is a full-service kitchen, bath, and interior design firm specializing in designer kitchen and baths with clients throughout the Chicago area. Collectively, Drury Design’s team members have won over 30 design industry awards.

Open only to NKBA members, the NKBA Design Competition recognizes the talent of kitchen and bath designers to plan functional and beautiful spaces. Each entry is judged based on visual appeal and creativity, as well as basic principles of design, presentation, safety, and ergonomics using the NKBA Kitchen and Bath Planning Guidelines.

We’re honored to have received recognition on behalf our client and our team from the NKBA at KBIS,” said Jim Drury, vice president of Drury Design. Brigitte says, “The homeowners wanted to change the space in several ways, mostly in conjunction with opening up the space for entertaining and freshening up a 20-year-old remodel in a historic Chicago home. I’d like to thank the NKBA for their recognition and I’d love to tell my clients how grateful I am for the opportunity to work with them on a project that became such an incredible journey for all of us at Drury Design. This is a once in a lifetime project for a really special and remarkable family.

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