This bachelor-owned Mill Valley home featured an outdated and cluttered kitchen that lacked light. the owner wanted to keep to a modest budget and initially envisioned modern appliances, cabinets and counter-tops, but had no idea where to start. he decided he needed
the help of a professional interior designer.
• Relocated the refrigerator to improve the traffic pattern.
• Replaced the upper cabinets with floating shelves that could display
the client’s collection of art and antiques.
• Installed a General Electric microwave combination oven.
• Put in a garden window to bring in more natural light.
• Replaced the recessed can lighting with new LED lighting cans and
pendants above the island.
Before the remodel, the kitchen was extremely outdated and cluttered
and in need of a general update. It had two ovens, which was unnecessary for a bachelor, and lacked enough light.
MOST PROUD OF The final look. “It is so well integrated into the
house that it looks like it was always there,” Bilgart says.
Turning a cluttered bachelor pad into a
modern oasis. BY SOPHIE SHULMAN
PAULET TE BILGART
Originally from Denmark,
where she launched several
clothing design businesses,
Paulette comes with more
than 30 years of design
industry experience. In 2007,
she started Bilgart Design, a
full-service (including construction documents) interior
design company specializing
in kitchen, bath and integrated
indoor/outdoor living space.