Nikki Haramoglis saw the potential in this Danville, California home from the start. In fact, maintaining the home’s architectural and stylistic integrity was of utmost importance on this major remodel. Her clients—avid chefs and winery owners in Paso Robles—wanted to update their kitchen and butlers’ pantry to both modernize the look and maximize functionality. The footprint was great, but the age of the home was showing and the orange-y cabinetry darkened the space substantially.

“We established a new direction for color and texture in the home, landing on a mix of ivory, grey, taupe and a brighter selection of metals; nickel and brass,” she says. Her scope of work included cabinet design, appliance selection, dreaming up a custom hood and brass utility shelving. “We sourced all appliances, plumbing, hardware and lighting,” she explains. “We managed the project and timeline internally while partnering with trade professionals.” Her clients requested a high-utility work surface, so they landed on quartzite and butcher block for the island. “We broke up the use of both with a custom brass island strip, adding interest to the mix of materials,” Nikki says. 

It wasn’t ‘all new everything,’ though. “We spent extra time and care creating a space that fluidly merged new elements with original features to make the home feel as if the entire design had been there since inception,” she explains. It’s this thoughtful approach that is behind her new business, Westward Atelier. “Westward Atelier is a real estate and interior design firm formed in 2020 (DRE 02195944). We believe that real estate, interiors, and community are more interconnected than ever before. Our ability to leverage the synergy across those three pillars is the foundation for our team to see clients through their pursuit of home from start to finish.”

Westward Atelier will offer highly customized real estate services, interior design programs, and architectural guidance from their community of skilled agents, builders, high-end designers, architects, and artisans. Learn more here.