thanks to the classic christmas flick, 'miracle on the 34th street', the holiday season is a time of year when miracles seem extra astonishing; and today’s renovated kitchen takes that concept to a whole new level. originally boxed off by cumbersome walls, my favorite idaho designer, judith balis of nest interiors, opened up the cookery and let the light shine in. by removing the walls that separated the kitchen from the living room AND the dining room an open floor plan was born. new windows and a skylight were also added allowing the area to be flooded with natural light. plyboo cabinetry, a mosaic backsplash and jazzy barstools also contribute to this miraculous renovation. we might as well rename judith, santa claus.