I am so excited to share this recently completed kitchen remodel with you! Kitchens are my thing! I love designing them, all the planning and details make my heart sing. I have designed literally thousands of kitchens. I stopped keeping track after I hit the thousand mark 5 years ago. But out of the thousands of kitchens I have designed, I have my handful of favorites. This one is in my top 10, it was such an amazing transformation!
While the majority of this kitchen was designed via edesign or online design, I did have the opportunity to see it in person before the project started!
The kitchen was dark and uninviting and lacked any sort of interest. But that was about to change!
We started the planning phase of the project and hammered out the details of what they needed for their new kitchen. We knew the foot print had to change to provide max function for their family’s lifestyle.
Check out their before kitchen!
Their absolute must haves were:
-White cabinets and neutral finishes
-A large island to seat five for gathering/food/prep/meals
– A double oven
– A place to hide garbage can and small appliances
-More counter space
-Open up the kitchen to the backyard patio
-Easy to clean
-No ornate details
-Functional for two cooks as they like to cook together
-Functional for informal monthly entertaining
We hashed out a functional floorplan complete with a double oven, pullout garbage can cabinet. rollout trays for small appliances, and lazy susan. Part of the wall near the patio was opened up to allow access to the outdoors and the layout was functional for two cooks and monthly entertaining. Now, we were ready to move on to the selection of finishes.
Now that we had the function of the kitchen nailed down, we concentrated on the aesthetics. This was the hardest but most fun part for me! Anyone who has the pleasure (or displeasure for that matter)of knowing me, knows that I am OBSESSED with color and patterns. I’m the girl who has turquoise floors in her home, wants a hot pink velvet couch and layers crazy patterns. So, knowing that my clients were drawn to neutrals and wanted a subdued and simple look, I was a little out of my comfort zone.
My clients were certain they wanted white shaker style cabinets, but white is tricky. It could have blue undertones, yellow undertones, pink undertones, you get my point. So armed with a tentative white paint color from a quality cabinet line in their budget, we moved on.
We found a GORGEOUS 12×24 ceramic tile call Revolution Brun for the floor and paired it with a beautiful antique white hexagon mosaic tile for the backsplash. It looked fantastic with the chosen white cabinets !
So, my clients headed off to a local stone company and found THE PERFECT granite called Tidal White. The countertop really pulled everything together. It had the browns of the floor, the creams of the backsplash and the white of cabinets all blended beautifully together.
Brushed nickel was decided on for the cabinet hardware and faucet to create a more timeless and classic look. Paired with slate appliances, it the perfect choice to complete the neutral classic aesthetic they love!
The clients selected classic black valances for the window treatments and black chairs to complete the look. The chairs will be slightly distressed at a later date, but still look great in the space for the time being.
I absolutely loved working on this project. The clients were seriously the dream clients and it was wonderful to watch their vision come together so beautifully. It look months of planning and hard work but the result was a beautiful, functional kitchen that her guests now refer to as “gourmet”! So without further adeu…I present you the Devonshire Kitchen!
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