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California Ranch Style Kitchen

California ranch-style kitchen designed by Shannon Ggem of Los Angeles-based Ggem Design Co. (

Sink: Shaws Original; Country Kitchen Faucet: Rohl; pendant light: Pottery Barn; range: 60-inch gas, Wolf; stools: Uwharrie Chair Company

Ggem made it a priority to help her client display her silver and glass collections in an uncluttered way. Open shelves and glass cabinet doors provide display space for silver collections in the kitchen.

“The muted palette helped us calm down the busy-ness of all the collections and show them off in a beautiful way,” Ggem says. The smoked mirror in some of the cabinets — like the ones shown here — conceals without exactly reflecting what’s across from it. “I think smoked mirror is really coming back,” Ggem says.

Wall paint: Palladian Blue; cabinet paint: Pewter, both by Benjamin Moore
The countertops are oiled soapstone.

The completed display hangs on the rear wall. The antique crystal chandelier is a beloved possession of the homeowner, who hung it in right about the same spot when this was the dining room. Because Ggem has balanced new and antique items, it fits right in.

The custom island has a hickory butcher block top and its own sink.


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