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Schager had a wall removed between the kitchen and dining room, creating space for a large island. She also changed the position of the refrigerator and microwave oven, and introduced a new double oven and a spacious pantry. “The kitchen features Holiday Kitchen cabinetry provided by Kitchen Design Partners, and two different Cambria countertops. The perimeter countertop resembles marble, while the island top has a more lively granite look, with a touch of blue to complement the cabinetry.” Other features include an ocean-blue herringbone glass mosaic backsplash. Catherine Schager Designs specializes in kitchen and bath design that is focused on the client’s needs and desires. For details, contact Catherine Schager Designs, phone (847) 361 4358. Email: [email protected]. Web: save & share 45059 at Facing page: Smoky blue cabinetry makes the island a focal point in this new kitchen designed by Catherine Schager. The granite-look Cambria countertop on the island has flecks of blue that match the paint color. The designer also introduced blue to the backsplash above the cooktop, which features ocean-blue herringbone glass mosaic tiles. Above: The off-white perimeter cabinetry and matching subway tiles impart a serene look. The lighting is also a key feature of the kitchen, providing decorative track and pendant lights. search | save | share at 63