The new finishes include a sleek quartz counter with a simple, eased edge set against some high contrast ceramic tile. We also did something a bit unusual in this small kitchen and added a four-inch stone backsplash.
I love this detail because it’s exactly enough to keep things interesting without cluttering up the small area with extra decoration. It really expands the feeling of the space.
What would you love to pull out of your kitchen if you could?
Just before the holiday break I shared a sneak peak of a project I completed a while ago, but finally had photographed. I promised a few more shots in the new year and today I was able to get them ready to go up on the blog.
The homeowner prefers a traditional look and wanted to update her space to suit her family. We looked at creating a furniture arrangement for her living room that offers better traffic flow and access to the adjacent kitchen. We also worked with many of her existing pieces, like the sofa and tables. She had a pair of wingback chairs that were originally covered in different fabrics and used in other spaces in the home. We recovered them as a matched pair and brought them together in the living room.
An oversize, upholstered ottoman was designed for stashing toys and to function as a place to put up your feel and relax. It’s soft, so no hard corners for the children to get hurt on. It becomes a coffee table by placing a large tray on top when guests come to visit.
One of the challenges we needed to solve with the design of the entryway was how to create a contained landing zone in an open area. This beautiful burled wood console provides a place to set keys, change and paperwork. Inside, it is working hard housing a collection of mittens, scarves, tiny shoes and other accessories for her children.
What I like about the approach here is that the homeowner was not afraid to maintain her style, but she did think creatively about using the furniture to meet her families needs. She now has a home with a cohesive look that functions for her family.
What do you like best in the space?