Lisa Wilson-Wirth, CKD
Interior Designers & Decorators
Recipe for Living contemporary-kitchen

Recipe for Living

WINNER: FIRST PLACE, Kitchen Design / ASID SAN DIEGO / “2008 Design Excellence Awards”

Photo credit: Arclinea San Diego / Gail Owens Photography

Design by Lisa Wilson-Wirth, CKD, featuring custom cabinetry from The Arclinea Collection (Source: Arclinea San Diego).

PROJECT GOALS: With a passion for the delicious moments family gatherings bring, this oceanfront hi-rise vacation condo was extensively remodeled to meet the needs of a vibrant extended family. Fundamental to the Clients’ recipe for family harmony: an open, contemporary living plan to connect the kitchen, dinning and living areas with the condo’s exquisite views.

PROJECT FEATURES: To satisfy the culinary requirements of multiple cooks within a small kitchen footprint, every Arclinea cabinet incorporates unique solutions for maximizing storage and enhancing culinary work functions in ergonomically sensitive ways. Highlights include

Highlights include
+ A corner tall pantry solution (sleekly enclosing storage equivalent to 12 wall units)
+ Extensive use of drawer-systems, with accessories like pull-out cutlery trays and dish organizers
+ A small appliances garage which houses a “breakfast bar”
+ “Hidden” drawers in the toe-kick for table linens and oversized cookware

GREEN DESIGN: Materials specified are ecologically sensitive and cutting-edge. Arclinea cabinets feature sustainably-sourced stained oak veneers in medium grey, paired with our water-based white matte lacquer, and recyclable acid-etched glass. (The finishes complement the coastal setting and offer easy-care maintenance in a household with children.) Cabinets feature Arclinea's recessed “Italia” handle-grips in stainless steel and stainless steel plinths.

The resulting award-winning kitchen design is a true recipe for modern living — a sophisticated but accessible design that is integral to all the household activities.

©Lisa Wilson-Wirth, CKD / ©Arclinea San Diego. All Rights Reserved.

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August 6, 2013
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Lisa Wilson-Wirth, CKD
This is an exclusive design element available from Arclinea. The Arclinea Collection of custom cabinetry offers a number of appliance garage solutions including this tambour style door, shown here in aluminum finish. This unit is also available in lacquer finish and wood.
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May 31, 2013
pierreti wrote:
Where did you get the handles for freezer doors? - I have the same fridge and i'm looking for recessed handles like that.

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Lisa Wilson-Wirth, CKD
The handles featured are recessed "Italia" handles by Arclinea. The are an exclusive feature of this custom cabinetry line, available as part of a total kitchen design.
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Wow.. thanks. I guess I'll have to look elsewhere for those types of handles! They are beautiful and thanks for answering! that's what I love about this site, and how interactive people choose to be...
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October 30, 2011
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Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab
Arclinea, which is noted in the bottom left corner, is the cabinet manufacturer that makes this system.
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Lisa Wilson-Wirth, CKD
The small appliance within the garage is actually a toaster oven. I do not have manufacturer or model information.
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December 16, 2012
declady wrote:
beautiful cabinets! What wood are they made of? Thanks
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