Viking Range LLC, a leader in residential kitchen technology, has named Destin Barkley as the 2020 Designer of the Year. Barkley is the senior interior designer of D’Asign Source in Marathon and was also named as the Viking first quarterly winner in the 2020 Viking Kitchen Design Competition. Designers from around the United States vied for the honor to become the 2020 Viking Designer of the Year.
Barkley was recognized for her work on a kitchen project during an extensive remodel of the home on Bella Mare Key, a private island off of Marathon.
“Our clients sought a kitchen they could easily entertain in while enjoying their tropical surroundings,” Barkley said. “So, we designed an open-concept kitchen and dining space to take advantage of the expansive ocean views while providing plenty of space for family and friends to participate.”
Custom details were incorporated to reflect the homeowners’ personalities and history. A pizza wood storage enclosure was created from their original dock that was destroyed in Hurricane Irma, while the posts flanking the oven were fashioned out of broken speargun spears. A 300-year-old reclaimed door from Italy serves as the pantry entrance.
Ample seating pulls up to an 18-inch island topped