The remodel of this particular kitchen located in Newport Beach began with "Water" as its theme. The built-in 150 gallon aquarium is displayed in both the kitchen and the living room, where it is actually framed as art. The granite floor tile was selected because it has the effect of a black sand "beach." There is a custom, hand laid mosiac above the stove in a wave pattern (which cannot be seen in this picture). The walls are painted with a metallic green paint to mimic the infused glass tiles on the backsplash. Finally, the glass "sculpture" on display was originally conceived as a lighted piece, but adds just the right touch of whimsy to the room with just the use of natural light.
Entertaining by Design Event November of 2005, published February, 2006 in Coast Magazine