PLATINUM Less than 240 square feet: Castle Design

Why the judges love it: We love the balance and symmetry the designer achieved in this space. The wood touches bring such warmth to the kitchen, and we love the interesting color palette she chose.

Photography by Alise O’Brien


This local interior designer with Castle Design remodeled her own kitchen into a colorful space that is a bright spot in her 100-year-old Webster Groves home. The striking blue hand-glazed backsplash tile was the inspiration for the rest of the design. Blue reminded the designer of her hometown in California with vivid coastal ocean views. She relocated the kitchen to the dining room, which had a larger footprint with casement windows that are now a focal point in the new kitchen. The details in the kitchen are a mix of the past and present. The custom white hood is finished with century-old reclaimed barn wood.  Contemporary wood counter stools and oversized brass light fixtures balance out the transitional design. Now the cheerful heart of her home, this designer brought a modern eclectic flair to her Midwest kitchen.



Interior Design: Castle Design 

Tile: Boardwalk Floors, Tiles of Distinction 

Plumbing Fixtures: Premier Plumbing 

Granite: SFI 

Appliances: Authorized Appliances 

Lighting: Metro Lighting 

Window: Webster Windows & Doors 

Woodworking/Cabinetry: Midwest Kitchen & Bath