West Gray Traditional

Houston, Texas

KBC designer Mellissa Sharp received a 2018 ASID Ruby Ward, “Best Emerging Professional,” for the kitchen of this transitional home that was transformed into an open and inviting space with warm colors. Several custom storage and design solutions for the small space were incorporated, such as pull-outs, custom storage for appliances, and corner solutions.

The master bathroom utilizes cool, soothing, spa-like colors along with unique materials and specialty features, such as a makeup vanity with hidden charging stations, hairdryer and curling iron pull-outs with electrical outlets, a lap drawer with organized partitions, large his-and-her cabinetry towers, and a hidden hamper.


The use of color in this space along with unusual finishes and other custom touches make it stand out from standard kitchen designs. To remove appliances off of the countertops, we created unique custom storage solutions. The client’s love of cooking and entertaining influenced the design, and we were able to enhance the experience of both.

We made the space feel more open and brighter while adding abundant amounts of storage that had very specialized custom elements fit for the home owner’s taste and lifestyle.

Project Details:

  • Kitchen Designer—Melissa Sharp
  • Contractor—LBJ Construction
  • Brookhaven by Wood-Mode cabinetry with a square-edge Andover recessed square-panel door style on MDF with a glazed, opaque Vintage Split Pea finish.
  • Appliances—Wolf and Sub-Zero
  • Master bathroom cabinetry by Wood-Mode with a Whitney II recessed square-panel door style on MDF with a glazed, opaque Vintage Blue Toile finish.