It’s pretty simple: Contemporary and clutter can’t coexist, which means for those with modern leanings, savvy storage is a must. And, of course, it must be stylish. Kay Christiansen Englert recently completed an Olympus Cove remodel for which she designed bold cabinetry that is as cutting-edge as it is hard-working.

Door panels open to reveal abundant storage.

Recessed halogens illuminate painted display insets.

A secondary wall of cabinets shapes the bar area.

Other key features:

Three shades of custom--stained Euro-pean Steamed Beech wood create the cabinetry’s grid.

Disguised door and drawer front sare separated by a contrasting ½-inch black reveal. 

Vertical wood grain matches perfectly from panel to panel. 

Touch latch hardware eliminates the need for unsightly handles and knobs. 

Juparana-Bordeaux Granite countertop repeats the adjoining fireplace material, complements the wood and provides an integrated work surface.

Hinges, outlets, cords and ventilation are concealed.

Customized insets house the TV and multiple speakers.

Floor-to-ceiling cabinetry visually elevates the room’s low 88-inch high ceiling. 

Designed by Kaye Christiansen Englert, ASID, Design Plus, Inc., Design Plus Inc, 801-531-0764. SLC.

Crafted by Calls Design, SLC

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