Co-designer: SOLOWAY INTERIORS
Lori Carroll & Associates, Tucson, AZ
The change of scenery was a drastic one for the homeowners
of this custom kitchen, created by Lori Carroll of Lori Carroll
& Associates in Tucson, AZ, with design assistance from
Soloway Interiors. A move from a Chicago high-rise to Arizona
meant a change in design styles, but not needs. The home-
owners still wanted the elements they were leaving behind; in
particular a spacious, contemporary chef’s kitchen ideal for
cooking and entertaining.
The desert landscape was the inspiration for the 912-sq.-ft.
kitchen. Neutral color tones, including Desert Suede paint and
honed Napolina limestone ooring, were chosen to create a
sense of warmth.
Custom cabinetry provides organized storage, including
tall pantry cabinets. Custom White Smoked Oak with hori-
zontal grain cabinetry from Stone River Studio is featured on
the perimeter and second island, while stainless steel cabinets
grace the rst island. Contempo Living’s Twisted cabinet pulls
add a contemporary splash.
Polished Night Gold Granite highlights the perimeter of
the room, with polished Savanna Brown Quartzite nishing
the island bar. A Zero Radius Undermount Single Bowl sink
from Houzer teams with Hansgrohe’s Talis S 1-Handle Prep
Faucet in this island.
Contrasting with the stainless cabinets of the rst island
is leathered Bronzo Quartzite, paired with Iroko Endgrain
butcher block from Spekva. Finishing it o is the Precis Super
Single Undermount stainless sink matched with a Master
Gourmet faucet, both from Blanco. Above it, Hudson Valley
Massena Pendants provide an industrial vibe.
To meet the cooking needs of this couple, the back wall
features a BlueStar 48" cooktop paired with a custom hood
nished in polished Bronzo Quartzite that incorporates
the 52" Pro Hood Liner from Vent-A-Hood. A stainless
steel backsplash adds to the space’s contemporary aesthet-
ic, contrasting with Caesar’s Change Series rectangular
ceramic tile in Bronze Stave. Turning the corner, a 36" All
Refrigerator and 36" All Freezer, both from Sub-Zero, stand
side by side.