Barbara Hafften Interior Design
Designed By: Barbara Hafften, ASID
1864 West Saunders Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55116
The challenge with this mid-century kitchen was being respectful of the charm and character of the home while adding more functional space for cooking and entertaining and creating a natural flow between rooms. The homeowner—who met the designer while on a previous ASID Designer Kitchen Tour—was impressed with Barbara’s seamless integration between old and new. By removing two walls between the kitchen, dining room and hallway, and by adding windows, cottage-style cabinets finished in an antique-looking glaze, fretted glass doors, a built-in plate rack, and a handmade tile medallion over the range, the homeowner’s dream of a new “old” kitchen, in complete harmony with the rest of the house, was fully realized.