Owner of Huntington Beach-Based LL Design Co. Shares Vision For Custom Aliso Viejo Kitchen

Lisa Rossman turned this family’s dated kitchen into an elevated, coastal-modern design.
Photograph by Michael Radford

Pulling inspiration from the renovated backyard, Rossman brought the outdoors in with a pop of green. “It’s a pretty neutral home, so I thought it was a nice opportunity to bring in some color,” Rossman says. “It has a gray tone to it, so it’s not one of those in-your-face greens; it’s definitely more muted down and powdery.”

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This was definitely the wow factor when you walk in. I actually laid out all of the white oak sticks for that hood and came up with that pattern.”

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“The terra cotta brought in that touch of something that feels unique and handmade. I think when you have pieces that feel found rather than cookie-cutter light fixtures, it warms it up and makes it feel unique to the family.”

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“The cabinetry feels timeless; the door styles are a micro shaker, which keeps it really sleek and modern, but you still get that detail around the doors.”

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“It’s a long, skinny kitchen and their main dining area is in the front of the house; they really didn’t have a casual space to sit as a family and eat. It’s a twist on an island, having it more of a table mixed with storage, so it was a really nice mixed-use space.”

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“We wanted to bring in something that had leather so you get more natural elements. On top of the barstools is a wrapped leather, and it just brought in a touch of softness.”

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