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As we begin to settle into winter months, the cheerfulness of summer colors doesn’t have to wait until warmer temperatures return. Kitchen Design Concepts helps find ways to tastefully bring color and cheer throughout homes during each season. 

 

The Kid’s Bathrooms 

Kitchen Design Concepts recommends a child’s bathroom as the perfect place to showcase the merriness of childhood. This Preston Hollow home utilized the upstairs, ensuite bathrooms to allow the homeowner’s grandkids a place of their own when visiting. Both bold bathrooms have a unique scheme and feature elements to recreate the joyfulness of childhood memories made at grandma and grandpa’s house. 

 

The first ensuite features floating cabinets from Ultracraft in Beach White paint, styled with Emtek Lida black knobs, and topped with Caesarstone Frosty Carrina quartz counters. The Schumacher Citrus Garden wallpaper features lively elements of butterflies, oranges, and flowers. 

 

In the second ensuite, Kitchen Design Concepts used elements to complement the mirror-image ensuite located down the hall. Implementing the same cabinetry and counter design, the second ensuite accents the design with locally-sourced pink florette knobs and botanical wallpaper from Caitlin Wilson’s Marseille collection. 

 

Kitchen Appliances

 

Upgrading your kitchen appliances to become the striking centerpiece of your home is a unique way to set apart design elements from the typical neutrals associated with stoves, ovens, and refrigerators. The home features a stunning range and hood combination to create a show stopping, yet sophisticated kitchen space. Kitchen Design Concepts utilized Dacor’s color match program to choose Sherwin Williams Julep as the striking color for the 48” Heritage Dual Fuel Range. The range is nestled below a custom hood that was locally made from resawn white oak planks with an oil finish to juxtapose bold colors with rustic accents. 

 

Dining with a Purpose

 

With wintertime dinner parties right around the corner, creating a distinctive dining experience for guests is an entertainer’s dream. By revamping your dining room to include inviting and cheerful shades, guests will be immersed in a dining experience that can be paralleled with dishes to reflect the ambiance. The home coordinates its striking kitchen with an equally inviting dining area. The pink chandelier, wallpaper from Eijffinger’s Pip Studio 3 collection, and original brick flooring that Kitchen Design Concepts stripped, washed, stained, and sealed to achieve a lively new color, make this dining room every dinner guest’s dream. 

 

Regardless of how readers decide to bring color into their home to create an invigorating and charming space, creating memories (and recipes) is the heart behind every Kitchen Design Concepts project. When welcoming friends and family into your colorful and cheery home this winter, try Kitchen Design Concepts’ recipe for Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Butternut Squash and Arugula to harmonize the bright colors of summer into a winter dish that your guests will be sure to love.

 

Ingredients

16-17.5-ounce package potato gnocchi

1 pound chopped and peeled butternut squash, cut into ¾-inch pieces (3 to 4 cups) 

1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes

1 red onion, halved and sliced ½ inch thick 

4 ounces diced pancetta 

4 cloves garlic, smashed 

1½ teaspoons finely chopped fresh sage 

1½ teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary 

? cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
4 cups baby arugula 

¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°. Line a baking sheet with heavy-duty foil. 

  2. Tossthegnocchi, squash, tomatoes, red onion, pancetta, garlic, sage, rosemary, olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and a few grinds of pepper in a large bowl and spread ingredients evenly on the baking sheet.

  3. Bake until the gnocchi, squash, and red onion are tender and lightly browned around the edges and the tomatoes are blistered in spots, 25 to 30 minutes. 

  4. Scatter the arugula over the gnocchi mixture and gently toss. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with the cheese.

Recipe by: Mary-Kathryn Reese

 

Mary-Kathryn Reese is the Co-Founder and CEO of Kitchen Design Concepts. Mary-Kathryn’s business acumen and love for cooking make an ideal recipe for helping clients discover the best possible use of their kitchen space. 


Kitchen Design Concepts provides turnkey remodeling services to Dallas clients through a defined and refined process that shapes partnerships with each client. Kitchen Design Concepts works closely with each client to learn their lifestyles, aesthetic taste, and needs for maximum satisfaction.

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