Contemporary Kitchen & Dining

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This stunning kitchen & dining area transformation at the 2014 Project Design Ronald McDonald Show House was created by designers Vasi Ypsilantis  and Margreet Cevasco.  This is the second year the design duo poured their heart and soul into the Kitchen & Dining area renovations at the Ronald McDonald House Long Island.  Project Design is an effort led by Kravet Fabrics along with the interior design industry to provide a calm and restful healing environment for families experiencing the pain of having a child in area hospitals. 

The kitchen layout functions to support both cooking, storage and eating at any hour of the day or night and multiple integrated appliances complete the design. Additional shelves were built-in to the expanded pantry so each family can store grocery items.


 The adjacent dining area with cozy banquette seating offers a soothing home-like setting that helps guests unwind and offers a moment of relaxation. “If we can allow families caring for their children in the neighboring hospital some comforts of home and a living space that supports them, then we have achieved our goal,” said Margreet Cevasco.



Want to get the look:  1. Add a large piece of art to your dining room walls.  2.  I like the use of the banquet and several small tables and chairs, instead of the traditional long table, which can be difficult to move.  3. Consider chairs in white faux leather to brighten up the space.   They are easy to clean.  4.  Vary your lighting.  Task lighting and whimsical, contemporary light fixtures keep the space fun.


5. Don’t skimp on the appliances.  Buy the best you can afford.  6. For a transitional backsplash consider white mosaic glass tiles in a vertical pattern, instead of the traditional white subway tiles.


7. The ceiling is the fifth wall.  Paint and wallpaper are just two of the many choices to  personalize your kitchen ceiling.  8. Add a pop of color.  I love the clean lines of the cerulean sliding pantry doors alongside classic white European frameless cabinetry.

DSC00058What’s your kitchen design style:  contemporary or traditional?

Please consider the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island during this time of  holiday giving by volunteering, donating, or supporting their wish list and dinner program.

Thanks of stopping by.


About Ivy de Leon

From decorating and home staging to entertaining and gardening, I enjoy bringing traditional style to each project. I love to combine new and vintage market finds to create elevated and inviting spaces for today's modern lifestyle. CONTACT: IVY@IVYDELEON.COM
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