Cooper Pacific Kitchens
National Winner, Kitchen
We are excited to be selected as the National Winner for Best Kitchen 2018, Luxe Red Awards! To the esteemed panel of judges - thank you!
KITCHEN DESIGN: Steven Cooper INTERIOR DESIGN: Pauline Moghavem
Excited and honored to have been awarded Best Kitchen Design by CA Home & Design. Designed by Steven Cooper in collaboration with Pauline Moghavem Interiors - this Bel Air kitchen is a wonderful mix of materials and tones.
Special thanks to our team and everyone at California Home+Design Magazine for all the continued support!
Decked Out Deco
GOLD AWARD: STEVEN COOPER
Cooper Pacific Kitchens, West Hollywood, CA
Custom products, exquisite finishes and luxury details helped earn this kitchen by Steven Cooper of Cooper Pacific Kitchens in West Hollywood, CA the top honor in this highend category. The 550-sq.-ft. space in Bel Air, CA – which included a kitchen, butler’s pantry and food pantry – required a structural redesign as well as entirely new products and finishes in order to project the French Art Deco-inspired kitchen theme the clients desired.
Dividing walls at the islands were removed to give the space a more open, welcoming feel, and differing ceiling heights were adjusted to provide a more cohesive look. Since the ceiling in the adjoining breakfast nook could not be changed due to structural elements, Cooper created a tray ceiling to improve the transition from area to area.
In keeping with the formal and refined elements of the home, Cooper chose a variety of luxury materials for use throughout the space. Transitional custom cabinetry from Premier Custom Built is finished in white along the perimeter, with shagreen leather at the drawer heads and antique mirrored doors on the upper cabinets. Brass trim surrounds the drawers, coordinating with the Shearron custom antique brass knobs and pulls from Wilmette Hardware.
The brass trim continues on the island, providing a dramatic contrast with the cabinets’ rich black finish. Shagreen leather is showcased here at the island posts. The island also sports
a Franke sink and Miele Futura integrated dishwasher, with an integrated refrigerator and freezer from Miele located on the facing wall.
Brilliant Black with a custom brass trim was the choice for the La Cornue Chateau 165 range, which is backed by a pale stone backsplash that coordinates with the Cristallo natural
quartzite countertops featured throughout. A Wolf microwave oven and Sub-Zero undercounter refrigerator are also included in the design.
Tying the classic black and white design together is the diamond- pattern flooring, which features honed Avenza marble as well as polished Calacatta Pacifica marble.
When a Midwestern family design firm moved to Hollywood, it would’ve been easy to become star-struck; instead, the firm honed its luxury design skills, and 30 years later, business is booming with an average project cost of $175,000.
AUTHORS Ashley Lapin Olian
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA — For many designers, remodeling a celebrity’s kitchen would be the highlight of their career. For Steven Cooper, owner and principal designer at West Hollywood, CA-based Cooper Pacific Kitchens, designing a famous person’s kitchen is just another day at the office.
“There have been a lot of A-list Hollywood celebrities that we’ve worked with,” says Cooper, “as well as a lot of athletes and a few politicians along the way – certainly names that everyone out there would recognize. That’s kind of part and parcel with being located in Los Angeles.”
JOURNEY OUT WEST
While many people come to Hollywood to chase dreams of movie stardom, Steven Cooper’s father, Neil Cooper, came to California to realize his dreams of kitchen design. The Coopers were living in southern Minnesota, where Neil was a custom home builder. His favorite room in the house was always the kitchen, so he decided that Los Angeles was the place to start a business focusing on luxury high-end kitchen design. Neil, his wife Shirley, and their two sons packed up, went west in 1984, and established their business at the renowned Pacific Design Center in 1986.
The move was well worth it: Today, the cost of Cooper Pacific Kitchens’ average kitchen remodel is between $175,000 and $200,000.
“We operate in one of the best markets in the nation,” states Steven. “It’s a nice place for us to be in – Los Angeles. We have an abundance of amazing properties we’re able to work in.”
Since the beginning, Cooper Pacific Kitchens has been a family enterprise. Steven’s mother worked in various managerial positions at the business and was the “glue that held everything together.” His father was owner and principal designer until 18 months ago when he retired. Steven began working for his dad at the age of 15, doing accounting and eventually moving on to design.
The rest of the family also currently works at the firm. Steven’s wife, Giselle, is the showroom concierge and brand curator; Steven’s oldest daughter, Brittanie, manages installations and logistics, while his daughter Natalie assists Steven with client management and showroom resources.
“The current family structure that’s involved is a very important part of our DNA,” adds Steven.
Although Cooper Pacific Kitchens left full home building behind in Minnesota, the firm still has its contractor’s license and provides its own installation services.
“At the end of the day, a kitchen’s not a kitchen until it is professionally installed,” says Steven. “Otherwise, it’s a pile of cabinets in someone’s garage and you’re left to hope that someone else executes your vision properly. I don’t like leaving things to hope.”
STAND OUT PROJECT
A project that stands out for Steven is a large property he is currently working on in Las Vegas. It is a project that has expanded in size: The scope has moved from one end of the house to the other over a four-year period.
In addition to the 500-sq.-ft kitchen, Cooper Pacific is also doing a 900-sq.-ft. parlor bar and the 2,500-sq.-ft. master suite. The part of the project that is most memorable for Steven is a handmade millwork piece he is fashioning for the parlor bar.
“It’s a combination of a very modern flat-panel island with a hand-carved piece that grows from the end of it,” he describes. “It’s this dysmorphic island piece that goes from French provincial to sleek, modern Italian – all within the same piece.”
Many firms tout a design specialty. However, Cooper Pacific prides itself on the fact that it offers a wide range of design styles.
“I think where we make a departure from other firms is we are not locked into a particular design scheme or school,” expounds Steven. “Our breadth and width are such that we are doing European modern, American traditional, modern farmhouse, French Deco – you name it, we’re doing it. We’re able to reach into our wheelhouse of resources here and execute any of those visions.”
Another fact that sets Cooper Pacific apart is that about 75% of the firm’s clients tend to be other design professionals who come in looking for collaborative work.
“A designer can come into us and may have a traditional project now, maybe a transitional one in six months, maybe a modern one next year, or all at the same time. They know they can come to us as a resource for any particular style and have consistency in terms of execution,” concludes Steven.
At a Glance
Cooper Pacific Kitchens
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Principals: Steven Cooper, principal designer & owner
Areas Served: Global
Hours of Operation: Pacific Design Center Showroom is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No. of Employees: 16
Major Product Lines Carried: Premier, Cottonwood, Neff, Artcraft, Wood-Mode, La Cornue, Sub-Zero, Wolf and Miele
Design Software: AutoCAD
Business Philosophy: “We are hardworking and family-oriented. Our team prides itself on being on the cutting edge of new products, technology and ideas related to the home. We always strive for the highest quality with regard to design and product options.”
We are excited to be headed to press with our new book. It's been a fun although lengthy process to put this together. It feels so good to have it wrapped and running through the presses. To the chagrin of my team, I'm already thinking about the next edition. Isn't that the life of design though? We are constantly moving from one project to the next and while the completion feels fantastic, I'm always excited for what's coming up next.
As we edit and assemble the various projects we wished to feature, I'm reminded of each client that we had the pleasure of working with. It's very rewarding to bring these concepts to life, to create solutions for their lives that make their time at home intrinsically more rewarding. Thank you to each of you for the trust and enthusiasm you brought to the project.
And to the team who tirelessly worked with me on this - you are the best. Love you guys.
Working on this beautiful kitchen with Pauline Moghavem and her amazing team at PMI Design was an absolute pleasure. We also want to send a special thank you to Erika Heet at Interiors as well as the wonderful and talented Meghan of Meghan Bob Photography for making this all possible. We look forward to many more beautiful projects in 2017.
For the digital edition, please see: http://interiorsmagazine.com/
Steven Cooper worked with this talented team to bring the outside into this stunning Arizona home. Together, they created an ideal southwestern vibe complete with walnut Cottonwood cabinets and natural stone countertops. See the full story below:
For the digital edition, please see: https://issuu.com/sandow-media/docs/az_lx36_digital
Check out Cooper Pacific Kitchens’ cover and profile in the October 2016 issue of Kitchen & Bath Design News! In the profile Steven Cooper, CEO, talks where the company got its roots, designing for Hollywood’s A-list stars and athletes, operating a true family-run business, his most notable project, the scope of design styles the firm has done and more. Check out the issue for the full profile and images of some of Cooper Pacific Kitchens’ finished projects.
For the digital edition, please see: http://kitchenbathdesign.epubxp.com/i/735090-oct-2016
The Wattles Mansion is truly a one of a kind Los Angeles landmark. A luxurious reminder of a time that has long ago passed, this 1907 home is still situated on its original 47 acres, representing the largest intact, historic property within Los Angeles city limits. This year will be the first time the City of LA will open the Wattles Mansion to the public as a designer showcase, where the city’s top interior designers will come together to reimagine the property through the theme of, ‘Hollywood, The First 100 Years.’
Cooper Pacific Kitchens, premier kitchen design firm, is working with acclaimed Southern California interior designer Kathleen Beall, ASID, CID in providing access to premium kitchen appliances at her period specific kitchen as part of the City of Los Angeles Wattles Mansion Showcase. The firms of Cooper and Beall have a working relationship spanning over 20 years with Beall recognized for the international Gold Nugget Award of Merit for another vintage inspired kitchen project. CEO Steven Cooper, will loan a gorgeous La Cornue range and hood, for a breathtaking focal point of the room. La Cornue’s state of the art ranges and stoves have a rich history, spanning from 1908 Paris to present day, where they are still handmade to order with incredible amounts of detail and pride.
Each La Cornue is assembled by one single person, from the start of production all the way to finalizing the very last details, ensuring every product is top of the line. A favorite of cooking legend Julia Childs and movie stars Brad Pitt and George Clooney, there’s truly not a brand that can come close to rivaling the quality and rich history of La Cornue.
The City of Los Angeles has partnered with Reitzhaus and Modern Luxury Media to transform the Wattles Mansion into a designer showcase with the glamour and romance of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Each designer has chosen a famous star or movie from the era as inspiration. Beall, president of the Beall Design Group, Inc., has chosen the Oscar-winning “The Artist” in her design of the kitchen suite, which includes the butler’s pantry, dry pantry (now reimagined as a flower arranging room), and a staff dining room turned breakfast room. The preview event will be covered by the show house media sponsor Modern Luxury Media for INTERIORS California Magazine. The show house itself, each room, and each designer will be featured in Angeleno Magazine.
About the Wattles Mansion:
Built for the Wattles family as a vacation home in 1907, this mansion turned into the family’s permanent residence shortly after when Gurdon Wattles became a primary financier of early Hollywood movie studios. In its time, the mansion entertained, wined, and dined all that the early Hollywood movie era had to offer. It was built in Mission Revival style by architectural stalwarts Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey known for their extraordinary work around Los Angeles. The city of Los Angeles later purchased the home directly from the Wattles family.
The Wattles Mansion Showcase House takes place on March 25 – April 17th with tour hours between 10AM-4PM.
For tickets and more information, please see http://www.reitzhausproductions.com/
Proceeds will benefit the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks; Homes for Heroes, a foundation benefitting homeless veterans; and the American Society of Interior Designers Foundation.
True coffee connoisseurs know that the best coffee depends on three important factors: delicious beans, fresh, filtered water and an excellent coffee maker. Whether you’re a coffee purist or just need your two cups of joe to get your morning going, here’s the buzz you need before you make a decision on an in-home coffee machine.
Cooper Pacific Kitchens CEO, Steven Cooper, shares his favorite built-in coffee maker brands to help you get your java on in your new kitchen.
Not only is the Miele coffee system sleek and beautiful, it comes with all of the features you’ll need for the perfect cup of joe. Whether you take your coffee black or insist on your morning latte, Miele’s built-in systems come with all of the best features, including an easy-click milk system. The milk is key for presentation, taste and body. Check out the milk frothing feature — each unit has a different solution, so be sure you try this out before you buy.
Do you like a large latte, but your spouse needs an extra strong Ristretto? Make sure your unit is programmable for individual users so you can save your favorite brew – or 2. This Miele unit has up to 10 user profiles, so everyone in your family gets their favorite drink on demand!
The best part of this built-in coffee maker are the many water features. Not only does this beautiful system have 4 different water hardness settings, it also has the option to select 12 different water levels.
Many of the higher-end makers have large reservoirs (including this Gaggenau, with its 1.9 quart water tank), so you can go longer between fill-ups, but our favorite feature is the plumbed-in water line, so you don’t have to add water as you go.
While you may think you need to go with a countertop model to save space, many of the built-ins fit the space of a full size microwave. If an impeccable latte is high on your must-have list, think about swapping out the micro. This Wolf unit doesn’t require any extra plumbing, which means it can really go anywhere in your kitchen.
Even if you couldn’t think of drinking anything other than a fully loaded cup of joe, you may well have a guest who prefers decaf. Be sure to check if you can switch out the beans or use pre-ground beans in your preferred brew to make everyone happy. This system has five different strength settings, so you know you’ll get the exact flavor you want.
Pro Tip: Try cleaning it BEFORE you buy it! With all the fancy bells and whistles, it’s easy to overlook maintenance. Make sure you fully understand the cleaning requirements of the unit. Do a test run!
About Cooper Pacific Kitchens
Continuing the tradition of the family-owned and operated company that spans three generations, Steven Cooper and a staff of highly-qualified kitchen designers and specialists at Cooper Pacific Kitchens are experts in the fields of kitchen remodeling, interior design, engineering, and installation. Based on the philosophy that the kitchen is the heart of the home, Cooper and his team always aim to bring each client’s unique vision and sense of expression to life through innovative design and premium craftsmanship.
What better way to celebrate with dad, this Father’s Day, than with a new outdoor kitchen from Cooper Pacific Kitchens!
All our cabinets from our Outdoor Cabinet Collection are built to last and include a weather tight gasket door seal, which protects the cabinet interior from water and moisture. Ball socket, stainless steel leveling legs accommodate irregular surfaces and can be adjusted in height. Outdoor cabinets can also include interior lights and electronic locks that are controlled by a single remote key. We’ve thought of EVERYTHING!
Dad can add all his favorite interior accessories too!
Along with a professional grade island grill, dad can add a top-of-the-line SubZero outdoor dishwasher, ice maker and refrigerator! Stainless steel cutlery inserts are available along with your choice of integrated trash containers. A beer tap and an audio visual cabinet can also be added. The possibilities are endless!
All our outdoor kitchens are completely custom, available in countless finishes, and are all made with superior craftsmanship in the USA.
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Cooper Pacific Kitchens, Suite G273 Steven Cooper will lead a discussion on some of the latest trends in kitchen designs and finishes and how to utilize them in way to make your project truly unique.
Pacific Design Center’s WESTWEEK Spring Market is the West Coast’s definitive showcase for global design. Debuting an array of luxury furnishings and interiors resources crafted by today’s foremost design innovators, the two-day event introduces the
latest offerings from among 2,200 product lines presented by 100 boutique to internationally revered showroom manufacturers. A comprehensive series of programs and events featuring the nation’s leading shelter publications, editors and tastemakers provide information and education to 3,000-plus WESTWEEK trade professional attending from across the west and around the globe.
Thank you, Houzz! We do our utmost to keep our clients satisfied!
Best of Houzz 2012 – Client Satisfaction
"You were rated at the highest level for client satisfaction by the Houzz community."
Awarded on April 30, 2012