On the Job with C: French Blue Cabinets

“I love a white kitchen, but a soft blue is a very close second, ” I told my client asking for a tiny bit of color.  I love the calmness it brings to a space.  French blue or a cloudy muted hue, goes great on cabinets throughout and if you aren’t quite ready for that, try is as a base to island.  Here’s some inspiration to get you started….

{1} Pinterest {2} House Beautiful {3} BHG.com {4} At Home in Arkansas

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On the Job with C: Walker Zanger Tile

I have a love hate relationship with Walker Zanger.  I absolutely LOVE their tile, hands down. On the flip side, many of my clients almost faint when they see the price tag.  That’s where I come in, the middlewoman, suggesting ways we can use “at least a little bit of it somewhere”.  Last week we did just that, figuring out how to showcase it behind a range, but using simpler tile for the rest of the kitchen backslash and later on the shower floor but not the walls.  Here are some of my favorite tiles….

{1} Walker Zanger Paramount in Ecru {2} Veranda Walker Zanger Hollywood Grand in Calacata  {3} Walker Zanger Tangent Astral Nights Calacata {4} Walker Zanger Tangent Zephyr

Friday Happy Hour: Gray & Brass in the Kitchen

We all know gray and brass have been on trend, but how about mixing them together seamlessly?  Take a look at this beautiful blue-gray kitchen featured in Traditional Home.   Gray stain mutes down the elegant cabinets, while the brass shines like jewelry as an accent.  Very well done.

All photos from Traditional Home.

Portfolio Peek: Kitchen

For a family of seven and lots of friends and family to boot, a large kitchen was a necessity at the lakehouse.  We started with two side-by-side subzeros to store all the endless food, two dishwashers to clean it all up and a beautiful wolf range with the perfect place to make pancakes.  We added a farmhouse sink, kid-friendly bar stools, a reclaimed brick backsplash, beautiful iron sconces from Bevolo and a large island with Cambria Torquay to add the marble flair while keeping things durable….

All photos from Michael Hunter Photography.

On the Job with C: Grosvenor by Visual Comfort

I can’t get enough of this fixture.  Visual Comfort’s E.F. Chapman Grosvenor.   I’ve recommended it to several clients now and it never fails to be the star of the show.  It’s classic yet adds so much sparkle to a kitchen.  Plus it comes in a variety of sizes and finishes.  Love.

{1} Luxe {2}La Dolce Vita {3}Decor Pad {4} House Beautiful

On the Job with C: Range Hood

A classic wolf range with signature red knobs is arriving soon for our kitchen remodel.  While we are reworking the upper and base cabinetry, we really want to make a statement with a range hood.  There are so many options from stainless to copper, but we decided to do a custom wood one with corbels beneath.    Here are some of our inspiration photos….

Portfolio Peek: Hawks Wood Kitchen

My clients wanted a white kitchen with durable marble.  Those two words often don’t go hand in hand, see post.  So we requested Cambria countertops, installed a beautiful a warm gray backsplash and highlighted the area with some Savoy Penrose pendants that fit the bill perfectly.  The client’s existing corner cabinet was joined with a new farm table and Pottery Barn Wynn Chairs in the eating area.  The butler area got a kick of Ann Sacks metallic bronze subway..and before you knew it, we had the kitchen….

Photos by my photographer Michael Hunter.

On the Job with C: Walker Zanger Contessa

We are loving this Walker Zanger Contessa tile for an upcoming remodel.  It comes in a variety of color options, including a silver leaf that is absolutely stunning.  Here are some installs that have utilized it….

{1} Style Saloniste {2} Walker Zanger {3} Walker Zanger blog {4} Pinterest

On the Job with C: Waterfall Island

I’m working with a fun client who is doing a kitchen remodel.  We have been visiting slab yards looking at a variety of interesting countertops.  During this inspiration process, we discussed the idea of a waterfall island.  Recently on trend, this involved taking the countertop to the floor. Yes, it involves much more materials and will be a bit more expensive, but can truly be stunning. Take a look….

{1}Architectural Digest {2} Houzz {3} Melissa Miranda Interior Design {4} Decorpad Linda McDougald Design

Friday Happy Hour: Banana Leaves

Banana Leaves are back on the scene. Popular in the 1960s, this motif can be seen from everything from wallpaper and fabrics to candles and table accessories.  Are you bananas about it? Here’s some inspiration to get you going….

{1} House Beautiful {2} Celebrations at Home {3} Pinterest {4} Pinterest