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Destin Barkley

Viking Range, LLC, the leader in residential kitchen technology, has named Destin Barkley as the 2020 First Quarter Designer of Distinction. Destin is Senior Interior Designer of D'Asign Source and is the first quarterly winner in the 2020 Viking Kitchen Design Competition. Designers from around the United States are vying for the coveted honor to become the 2020 Viking Designer of the Year.

Destin describes the Bella Mare Key – Kitchen project below:

"This home is located on Bella Mare Key, a private island off of Marathon," says Destin Barkley, interior designer with D'Asign Source." It was an extensive remodel that took the 1,613-square-foot home down to columns and beams and expanded it to a 6,000-square-foot estate."

Our clients sought a kitchen they could easily entertain in while enjoying their tropical surroundings. 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 that reflect our client's personalities and history. e.g. The 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 provides great texture and history as the pantry entrance.

Ample seating pulls up to an 18' island topped with book matched slabs of Celeste Mist leathered quartzite. A custom hood with hammered copper strapping atop floats above a 48" Viking dual-fuel range to create a stunning focal point. A 36" Viking refrigerator and 36" freezer flank the range and provide beautiful contrast to the cabinetry.

Each cabinet was designed with a focus on functionality to provide exceptional storage for all the latest kitchen gadgets and effortless access to appliances. Including Viking dishwashers in each island and a Viking undercounter drawer microwave.

Steps away, a Mugnaini Pizza Oven from Italy was installed and covered in a split face Nuvoloso marble. The countertops feature a chiseled edge Quartzite and the bar is a beautiful live edge Walnut.

The great room's grand proportions and spectacular views provide an ideal spot for entertaining. Large, glass bi-folding doors open fully to an outside kitchen for effortless indoor/outdoor access.

More about D'Asign Source:

In business for 60 years, D'Asign Source is a full service, design + build firm—offering architecture, construction, interior design, landscape architecture and a retail furniture and finishes showroom in the Florida Keys. Their projects range from one-of-a-kind custom homes and lush outdoor entertainment spaces to kitchen remodels and home theater installations.

Specializing in coastal homes and with over 1,600 major projects completed, D'Asign Source is known for their quality of design, construction, and timely delivery of projects. They know what it takes to design, build, finish and furnish your space. Inside and out. Their showroom is located in the Florida Keys at 11500 Overseas Highway in Marathon (MM 53). For more information, visit www.DAsignSource.com