Kitchens of the Year 2021

These nine killer kitchens are packed with originality and design details.

Edited by Melissa Mauzy


William D. Cover, AIA. Owner of William D. Cover, Architect LLC: William D. Cover, also known as Bill, has designed new custom homes, additions and remodeling projects in the St. Louis area since 1976. He was awarded Excellence in Masonry by the Masonry Institute of St. Louis in 2006, and he continues to wow the architectural community with his precise and imaginative designs. In 2019, he was inducted into the St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles Design Hall of Fame.

Deirdre Fratt (Dede) principal at Fratt Bush Home Design: Together, Deirdre Fratt and business partner Lindsay Bush bring an east meets west vibe to Fratt Bush Home. It is their intent and goal to help clients fall in love with their home again. They consider themselves fortunate for St. Louis’s vibrant and active design and decor community, and they have access to great design and fabric houses, along with talented artisans who help them implement their vision.

Kim Taylor West, owner and principal designer of K Taylor Design Group: Kim is the owner and principal designer of K Taylor Design Group. Kim’s passion for design is fueled by her desire to help improve the lifestyles of her clients. Kim has a bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly San Louis Obispo and has been a interior designer for over 27 years. Kim specializes in construction related residential and commercial projects.


Platinum Winners 

Greater than 390 square feet: C&M Interiors 

300-390 square feet: Chelsea Design Company 

240-299 square feet: Le Coeur Design 

Less than 240 square feet: Castle Design 


Gold Winners

Greater than 390 square feet: ADJ Interiors 

300-390 square feet: Karr Bick Kitchen + Bath 

240-299 square feet: Stephanie Pohlman Designs 

Less than 240 square feet: TIE Youtopia Design and Hamtil Construction 

Less than 240 square feet: TIE Karr Bick Kitchen + Bath