A Cozy Kitchen, Updated by Donna Livingston

Charlotte-based interior designer Donna Livingston is known for the fresh look, clean lines and classic style she brings to her interiors. This Maryland Avenue kitchen update resulted in a warm and inviting space that can enrich the clients’ lives.

The project called for a complete redesign of the outdated kitchen, breakfast room, and nook. Donna brought new modern finishes of warm white cabinetry, creamy marble, and butcher block counter tops, paired alongside the stainless steel appliances. By using soft tonal fabrics, a neutral wall color and canvas art, she was able to seamlessly transform the space.

Donna Livingston

Photo By Dustin Peck

The addition of the breakfast room’s cozy built-in window bench, with storage below and an inviting new wet bar, maximizes every inch of space. Donna tells us that the grasscloth here was mounted vertically to create a unique look and feel while also eliminating seams that would otherwise have competed with the custom floating shelves.


Grasscloth by Phillip Jeffries
Bar Stools by Charles Stewart Company (to the trade)
Accessories by Isabella, BD Jeffries and Target
Custom bench cushion & pillows by DLI