Designer Olivia Botrie of Dart Studio eschews fleeting trends for timeless appeal in this contemporary kitchen. Discover what finishes she used, and get her tips on how to keep your kitchen design current.

Olivia’s clients were a young couple who wanted their space to feel fun and youthful, while being able to stand the test of time. A subway tile backsplash that goes up to the ceiling, warm wood open shelves and dove grey cabinets create a timeless envelope. To change up the look, Olivia recommends swapping out the pendant lights, backsplash, hardware and accessories. Smart storage solutions, like a pantry that doubles as a mudroom and a two-piece lazy Susan, keep items neatly tucked away for a clean design aesthetic. Textiles, drapery and rugs create softness in the adjoining living room, while eclectic pieces add interest to the mid-century modern space.