An ordering mix-up from the contractor resulted in the wrong color choice for
some of the cabinets, so Georgia brought home a store sample for experimenta-tion.
She spent a few days rubbing paint and adding metallic, then finally using
a metal file to rub off the edges. After the contractor told her he could not trust
his crew to produce the same effect, she ended up filing and sanding 33 cabinet
She also had a hand in creating the fixtures that illuminate the center island.
“These are just industrial high bay reflectors I found at Grainger, but they were
too shiny, so I spray painted them and added some basic pendant inserts,” she says.
“The light over the dining table was a basket we also converted to a pendant lamp.”
With many hours spent in the design as well as bringing the finished product
to perfection, the kitchen was a labor of love.
“We really use our kitchen,” Savas says. “Function definitely comes before
form, but I can’t let form suffer. We both come from Greek families where real
food is paramount, and we basically cook every meal at home.”
Left: Pendant lights made of industrial reflectors light the Savases’ stainless-steel
island. Above: Wide-plank hickory flooring creates warmth in contrast to the neutral
tones of the backsplash and cabinetry.
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