What a wonderful world it is that we are now opening up living spaces; knocking down walls and inviting our guests to spread out, making themselves comfortable. The before of this kitchen was in it’s complete 1980 glory days with dark, dark oak cabinets, heavy soffits, a pony wall and dark lighting. For this remodel the layout of the kitchen was not only changed, but completely opened up to allow for a large family room, dining room, and lounge/wine bar. The fridge was moved to the other side of the kitchen and then masked with cabinetry for a built-in look. Double ovens replaced the slide-in stove top oven, and the microwave was conveniently hidden in the oversized kitchen island. New lighting in antique bronze compliments the matte black cabinet pulls and the piece de resistance is the quartz waterfall island that provides a perfect contrast to the wide white oak plank floor and the nude alder cabinets.
Kitchen Remodel view from Family Room
In this alternate view of the kitchen remodel you get a better look at the built-in, counter depth Monogram refrigerator, an antique library table is mixed with the modern kitchen island to soften the edges. The daylight LED bulbs provide just the right shade of warmth to the rich wood tones found in the flooring, cabinetry, and those amazing 150 year old barn beams.
A Client's Living Room from Dark Traditional to Warm Casual
A busy mother of three wanted more from her dark living room. She happily accepted my recommendation of adding built-in storage for kids toys and shelves for displaying her favorite pieces of decor. She loved the existing brick, but it need the facelift it got with the contrasting shiplap and a cedar mantle. New chairs were added to each side of the large picture window; a place where she could hold the baby or the older children could watch television. A designers dream, she loved Sherwin Williams Revere Pewter and it worked beautifully with her existing leather sofa and the new linen draperies.
Client Living Room Alt View
From this alternate view of the living room, you can see that the client opted to remove the large coffee table and instead use end tables where needed. Now she and her children can complete relax in their new room with the extra amount of floor space. The tv is perfectly blended in above the beautiful hand built cabinets. Thanks to the floating shelves, the client has a place to display her childrens artwork, pictures of family, and other favorite house hold sentiments.