Meet Kami of Kami Gray Interior Design! This woman is one of the kindest, most talented and loving humans I know. She's a stylist turned interior designer, and an absolute joy to create with. Her work is consistently fresh, innovative, and the spaces that she creates truly *feel* like the clients that she works with. This stunning SE Portland kitchen is an example of a full re-model/re-design projects done this year.
To peek into her brain a bit, I asked Kami to elaborate on the question: "What brings you joy when creating spaces for people?"
"When I sit down with my clients for the first time to discuss their project, I begin by asking them a truckload of questions. For a kitchen remodel, I might ask, "who does the cooking?" and "where's your favorite spot to sit and drink coffee?" This gets my clients to elaborate on their personal use of the space and what they want to do to improve it. I get them to share their vision without talking about tile, lighting, and countertop materials. If we started with those items, we'd be staring at a computer screen soon thereafter, and I can't realize their vision without hearing who they are and seeing in my mind what they want. Design is mainly listening. So the joy for me comes from the connection to people and making a contribution to my client's lives by giving them a home they love. The Golden Rule says, "What I want for myself, I want for others." I want, and thankfully have, a beautiful home environment for myself and through my craft, I'm able to give that to others. Plus, I really love gold. :-)" -Kami
Ah.. this marble tile inlay on the wood flooring *insert googly eyes* one of my favorite parts of the entire kitchen!
YUM!!! Dream kitchen. Connect with Kami here! www.kamigrayinteriors.com
Kitchen Island Countertops: Pental Quartz Avenza
Drawer Pulls: Amerock Highland Ridge in Oil-Rubbed Bronze, 96mm
Cabinet Knobs: Hickory Hardware 128MM Skylight Cabinet Pull
Kitchen Peninsula Lighting: Kichler Armstrong 10-Light Chandelier in Brass