Viking Kitchen Design Competition    |    Featured Designer

Lauren Levant Bland

Lauren Levant Bland, an award winning designer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the February Designer of Distinction in the 2015 Viking Kitchen Design Competition.

As the principal designer of Lauren Levant Interior, Lauren’s work has garnered many accolades in the industry and is featured in Houzz, HGTV Remodels, Home & Design Magazine, and the Washington Post. HGTV named Lauren one of the top designers under 35 in 2014. The recent hardcover publication of The Kitchen Bible - Designing the Perfect Culinary Space features several of her designs.

The February winning kitchen design is located in historic Georgetown in Washington, DC at the Adler’s family home. The objective of the project included creating a beautiful and livable kitchen design that works within the narrow spaces of this older home while creating flow to the outdoor patio and pool area.

The design utilizes the latest Viking Professional appliances including a spectacular 48” gas range, 48” Side-by-Side Refrigerator/Freezer, a 24” Undercounter Wine Cellar and a 24” Dishwasher. The microwave and other conveniences are hidden away in a pantry cabinet solution. With ties to Mississippi, where Viking is manufactured, the Adler family was thrilled to design Viking appliances into their dream kitchen.

In addition to the Viking appliances, other special features of the design include custom maple cabinetry in white and grey painted finishes, natural Carerra marble and white Quartz countertops, porcelain tile mosaics and statement lighting fixtures. Other unique features include heartwood pine floor, polished nickel hardware, butcher block table, mirrored hutches, and a double-sided glass fireplace. Informal family tables are located at each end of the room and welcoming window seats contain a special pet area underneath.

“The Adler family now has a kitchen which is highly functional and family friendly, “said Lauren Levant Bland. “With this new design, the Adlers are able to meet the daily needs of their growing family while easily entertaining large groups of friends and family.”