JOANIE WYLL IMBUES SOPHISTICATED FUNCTIONALITY INTO A MODERN KITCHEN.
he last time I saw Joanie Wyll, the seven Design Ovation awards
she’d won practically engulfed her diminutive and stylish
frame. The awards come as no surprise to clients and industry
professionals. Those polled all tell the same story when it comes to
Wyll’s interior design firm: “Working with her is simply seamless;
she lives and breathes design,” says Olavo Faria, co-founder of
ORNARE, a Brazilian brand that offers custom kitchen, closet and
Wyll recently collaborated with ORNARE and Olavio Faria to
completely gut and redesign a kitchen for a client of hers. “The
design concept of the remodel was to put in a sleek, minimalist-
style kitchen that was both beautiful and functional,” Wyll tells me.
She added: “The client fell in love with the look and finishes of the
Ornare cabinets. The quality of cabinet construction was excellent
and the finishes are durable for a family with two small children.”
Functional design elements are also included like great storage
Tspace well-organized by inserts in drawers—that open like a knife through warm butter—and cabinets. With her widely praised contemporary aesthetic, Wyll selected a kitchen from the Satyrium
collection featuring modern, clean, rectilinear shapes. “The
futuristic tone is in cabinets and drawers, which feature hidden
handles and unique options for organization,” says Faria of the
world-class technology, handcrafted details, intuitive sophistication
and style of ORNARE furnishings. A white finish with textured
wood completes the modern look while maintaining a warm feeling.
The River Jade marble on the countertop is from Aria Stone
Gallery also in the Decorative Center Dallas. Wyll says the marble
was honed and sealed, and the pattern was bookmatched. “We
value her appreciation of high-quality materials, impeccable style,
unique take on design and exceptional service. She always strives for
modern, clean and chic looks,” Faria extols. wyllinteriordesign.com –P
Sophisticated functionality defines a modern kitchen designed by Joanie Wyll. Photography by Michael Hunter.