Long Islander Ken Kelly of Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly in Williston Park wins a National Award for his “French Elegance” Design in the 2010 NKBA Design Competition
(Long Island, NY.) From among hundreds of entries received, the judges selected the best designs in the nation for the 2010 NKBA Design Competition. Ken Kelly, of Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly, a highly intuitive and skilled designer, stood out in his creation of “French Elegance” – a luxurious master bath. Design winners are judged on beauty and functionality, while applying insight, advanced technical skill, comprehensive knowledge of the latest products, and contributions to a higher quality of living.
Inspired by the serenity of George V Hotel’s spa in Paris and wanting to recreate that romantic sense of luxury into daily life, Ken Kelly created this master bedroom bath with spa-style amenities for a French Normandy home in Oyster Bay. The stunning result rests on a foundation of Turkish marble and furniture-style cabinets that are a replication of French country cabinetry prevalent in the south of France during the 18th century. Three door styles were combined to create this exquisite design. A stunning wall of candle niches offers pockets of glowing light against a backdrop of Oasis Blue and Blue Lagos marble. The entire wall is operated off a remote control. A night light switch turns on a 1/8-inch high blue LED tape light under the overhang of the tub deck.
The therapeutic benefits of chromotherapy have been incorporated through lighting in the tub and shower areas. The inviting shower with a clear, frameless glass door and operating transom offers a 16-inch rain head, champagne showerhead, handheld shower, 10 body jets, a pulsating waterfall, steam, and chromotherapy lighting. A built-in bench, four shampoo cubbies, two grab bars, and piped-in music complete the setting for this ultimate private retreat.
(Video tour of this award-winning bath at www.kitchendesigns.com). To see the 2010 new products from the National Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, visit Kitchen Designs blog at www.kitchendesigns.com/blog.