After seeing a kitchen that Alina Wolhardt designed in a new building nearby, the owner of this Bay Village condo hired Wolhardt to renovate her own kitchen. Rather than just redo the counters and cabinetry, Wolhardt opened things up. “The kitchen and dining area were behind a wall with a coat closet on one side and the washer and dryer on the other,” says the founder of Wolf in Sheep Design. “It blocked all the light and made the living space feel dark and enclosed.” Wolhardt took down the wall and relocated everything to the left of the dining area. “The open concept layout makes the space brighter and more efficient by bringing all the storage to one place, away from the windows,” she says.
1. Mid-century style dining chairs from West Elm surround the owner’s existing table, which sits on a durable cowhide rug. The Rejuvenation cone pendant has a brass interior that casts a warm glow.
2. A mixed-media piece on wood by Roxbury-based