This Mediterranean style home was transformed from the original dark “Old World” finishes and details into a bright and open home for entertaining family and friends. The kitchen and bar spaces were completely reconfigured to create openings to the great room and breakfast room while also increasing the functionality of the space. Custom millwork display cabinets with feature lighting were added to the dining room entrance to showcase the client’s art glass collection. The oversized cast stone columns were replaced with pared down fluted millwork, and the floors were changed from rustic travertine stone tiles to dark-stained hickory wood flooring throughout to ground the new lighter neutral color palette and to provide contrast. As the former owner of a catering business, the client loves to cook for large groups in her new kitchen with a full cadre of professional appliances. The 48” workstation sink with all the accessories makes preparing meals a breeze. The master bath was also updated and improved to create a brightly lit space with customized storage.