July 2016 Designer of Distinction Awarded to Rebekah Zaveloff


Rebekah Zaveloff is named the July 2016 Designer of Distinction in the Viking Kitchen Design Competition.

Rebekah is Co-Founder + Director of Design of KitchenLab Design, a Chicago-based interiors firm specializing in kitchens and baths.

KitchenLab is a full-service design firm offering everything from space planning and drawings, to custom cabinetry, interior design, and project management. KitchenLab’s projects have been featured on HGTV and Houzz, as well as many publications including: Food + Wine, Chicago Tribune, House Beautiful, Renovation Style, Kitchen and Bath Ideas, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living, Chicago Home + Garden, and CS Interiors.

Rebekah is a certified kitchen designer, a contributor at Houzz, and mother of one. Her background in set design for film and television coupled with her passion for food, wine, art, and design inspires her to create spaces tailored to each client’s needs, tastes, and budget. Rebekah’s studies include University of California, Los Angeles, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Harrington Institute of Interior Design.

The July 2016 winning kitchen design is located in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago and is a brick bungalow designed for a couple with two children. Rebekah transformed the cramped space by removing a huge volume in the middle of the kitchen that housed the fridge, walk-pantry and hvac return vent.

“By stealing space from the front dining room and relocation the doorways to the front of the house, we created a spacious kitchen and family room with ample counter space, said Rebekah Zaveloff, “ We added a large island and designed in all Viking appliances including a 48” Viking range, 36” Viking refrigerator and 48” Viking hood. We added brass accents to the standard Viking hood in order to tie in the brass hardware and lighting.”

Custom brass plated icebox hinges on the pantry and a recessed tin tile ceiling add layers to the rich green/blue/gray cabinets with stained oak interiors. White princess quartzite countertops, and mix of Waterworks® backsplash tile goes to the ceiling. Kallista® faucets and Modernica® counter stools.

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