Photography by Eric Elberson

The Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier, Inc. (JLSB) is pleased to present the 2016 Kitchen Tour, a self-guided tour of eight new or remodeled kitchens in the Shreveport area on Saturday, October 29. Click here for more event information.


Jennifer and Wesley Thomas
1126 Waters Edge Drive

Jennifer and Wesley Thomas completed the construction of their home in June 2016. As the builder, Wesley was able to oversee every detail of the couple’s Lakeside on Long Lake home including magnificent views of the lake. Their home is the ultimate reflection of the craftsmanship of a custom Wesley Thomas home. The homeowners worked with Alison McKenzie of Medina Interiors and architect Scott Payne to create their magnificent kitchen. The 380-square-foot kitchen features inset Shaker-style cabinetry, provided by Texas Wood Mill, and stunning white oak floors, custom milled by Graham Smith. Sheppard’s Countertops sourced the Metropolis Grey honed quartz, seen on the perimeter counters, and the Calacatta quartzite, seen on the island. The limestone backsplash provided by Henson’s Carpets One, custom-ordered lights from Medina Interiors and the custom paint colors from Ernesto’s Painting complete the look of this very personalized kitchen. The homeowners used Kohler faucets and installed the functional and stylish Kohler Stages sink. Not only does this home have a chef’s dream kitchen inside, but the homeowners also designed an outdoor kitchen for entertaining and relaxing lakeside, which will also be on display.


Kelliwood Circle Home
2641 Kelliwood Circle

The Kelliwood Circle homeowners purchased their home in 2012, which was built in 1989 and in need of some updates. They attended the first JLSB Kitchen Tour in 2014 in search of kitchen renovation ideas. Catherine Smith helped the homeowners design and decorate their chic 525-square-foot kitchen in a style that could be described as classic with southern flare. The homeowners kept the old southern style of the home but updated the kitchen with modern finishings. They chose Shaker-style cabinets in White Dove from Benjamin Moore and adorned with hardware from Tommy’s Specialty Hardware.  Sheppard’s Countertops ordered and installed the beveled subway tile and the unique Sea Pearl quartzite counters. One of the personal touches and unforgettable elements in the kitchen is the Custom-Bilt mesquite bar, which complements the floors from Averitt’s Custom Wood Floors. For their lighting, they purchased lights from Restoration Hardware and had them installed by Davis Electric. This timeless southern kitchen has high-end appliances from Morrison Supply, including a Sub-Zero fridge and Kitchen-Aid cooktop. The homeowners hope that visitors are inspired by their renovation and come away from the Kitchen Tour with useful design ideas.


Meghan and Brad Wood
1026 Winterberry Lane

Meghan and Brad Wood completed the construction of their home in the Provenance community in late 2016. Vintage Construction Group collaborated with the homeowners and interior designer Catherine Smith on the aesthetics of their 360-square-foot kitchen.  The kitchen’s flawless design features Mont Blanc quartzite countertops and Walker Zanger Café Collection subway tiles supplied by Sheppard’s Countertops. Custom-Bilt Cabinet & Supply designed custom-made inset cabinets with cox bead and they supplied the antique heart of pine custom-milled planks for the flooring. The kitchen also was designed to be extremely functional with soft-close cabinet doors, spice racks within arm’s reach of the range and specific storage units designed to utilize every square inch of the space. Special features include an antique pantry door from Belgium, commercial-grade appliances, reclaimed wood beams and removable wine storage under island overhang.


Mike Morgan
9644 Railsback Ridge Drive

Mike Morgan’s newly completed home in the Railsback district of Esplanade features state-of-the-art appliances throughout the kitchen. The home, designed by Girouard + Hebert in Lafayette, captures the architectural styling of a New Orleans Garden District residence. The main kitchen was built as an extension of the spacious living and dining salon. The two areas achieve the design purpose of informally melding visiting, conversation and great food together. With more than 1,000 square feet, the two areas function seamlessly. The kitchen is supported by an 8×10 reserve pantry, complete with a Sub Zero Brand wine storage appliance. The room has floor to ceiling cabinetry. The thoughtfully planned compartment produced more than 300-cubic-feet of custom storage. Interior designer Laura Williamson worked with Morgan to select the very highest quality kitchen appliances, resulting in a dream kitchen for any home chef. Morgan, Patrick Larkin and Laura Williamson worked closely together adapting the installations to the custom cabinetry.


Spring Lake Home
541 Rives Place

After residing in their Spring Lake home for nearly a decade, the homeowners were ready for an update to their 300-square-foot kitchen. They collaborated with Ed Jackson of Jackson Construction, Inc. and Catherine Smith on a six-month-long renovation process. They built a cook’s dream kitchen with two stainless steel sinks, dishwasher and original cooktop. Custom cabinets created by Dupont Custom Cabinets line the kitchen for optimum space and display areas. Sheppard’s Countertops supplied the Taj Mahal quartzite countertops and the Walker Zanger Café Latte Crackle backsplash tile laid in a brick lay pattern. A built in coffee bar makes for easy entertaining and can be closed off when not in use. G & S Electric supplied the recessed lighting throughout the kitchen. Under cabinet lighting provides ambience and highlights display cabinet areas throughout the kitchen.


Grady and Greg Morrison
846 Erie Street

JEB Design/Build worked with Greg and Grady to renovate their 1940s South Highlands home.  Their kitchen remodel only took nine weeks from start to finish and it maximized the 250-square-feet of kitchen space by adding a custom island and cabinetry. Classic Stone installed the St. Cecilia granite 3cm demi-bullnose edge countertops. Arctic White Rittenhouse square backsplash tiles add a modern flair to the classic design. The homeowners overhauled their appliances to include GE warming drawer, icemaker and refrigerator. 


Lesa and Bart McDonald
206 Gladstone Boulevard

The McDonalds collaborated with Ben Vaughan Builders and Jenny Johnston Interiors to renovate their kitchen. The homeowners retained the 1940s style of the home while updating the kitchen with modern features. The design of the kitchen perfectly marries the homeowners’ style by incorporating pieces that they have collected during their time living and traveling abroad — including four years in Singapore. The kitchen incorporates artwork, antique furniture pieces, an oriental carpet and blue and white porcelains collected from their time overseas. Highlights include an antique marble and teak table and chairs collected in Singapore. These features blend seamlessly with the new design elements of the Jet Mist granite countertops installed by Mark Johnson, ceramic hexagon mosaic backsplash from United Tile and custom cabinetry from Dustin Weeks. This kitchen remodel perfectly balances a vintage-style with modern comforts resulting in a charming and truly custom kitchen.


7211 Gilbert Drive

The Gilbert Drive homeowners worked with Ryan Smith Builders to renovate their entire home over a 9-month period which was completed in 2015. Architect, Gene Hodgson and kitchen designer Kori Shurley helped design a kitchen that is functional and durable which was important with two young boys. Superior Stone Works installed Danby Marble countertops with a honed finish and they are complemented by marble backsplash tiles from Kitchen & Bath Cottage.  The large central island is covered with a 5cm honed Danby countertop and is juxtaposed with a handmade walnut butcher block bar extension.  Custom-Bilt Cabinet & Supply crafted the kitchen cabinets as well as the walnut bar and custom walnut kitchen table. The flooring is antique salvaged brick original to the 1989-built home.  The Sub-Zero refrigerator, freezer, and wine cooler from Kitchen & Bath Cottage complement the custom cabinetry.  Kitchen & Bath also supplied Wolf range, dishwasher, and microwave.  Lighting was from House of Carpet and Lighting and plumbing fixtures from Coburn’s. The design elements and updated appliances mix vintage and modern finishes resulting in a kitchen that retains a classic southern flair.  Homeowners also worked with designers Richard Clements and the late Cindy Miciotto to blend the perfect mix of old and new. Please make use of the complimentary valet parking for this home.