October 31, 2012

Black Rooms

In honor of Halloween, I wanted to post some photos of black rooms.  Take a look and be as inspired as I am... using black is definitely bold, but it isn't as scary as you might think!
by Atmosphere Interior Design via decoist.com

by Kelly Wearstler via Elle Decor

By Christian May of Maison21

Home of Andrew Corrie and Harriet Maxwell via remodelista

Work of designer Carrie Hayden of Great Jones Home based in Seattle

Happy Halloween!

October 12, 2012

A Modern Midwest Kitchen

photo credit: renee j. photography

Last year I designed and supplied the cabinetry for the kitchen (and other rooms) in a new lake-front home in Michigan.  A clean contemporary home, with crisp lines and bold contrast, yet just enough warmth to keep it cozy during those cold, grey Michigan winters that I grew up with.

There are some incredible photos here taken by renee j. photography, filled in with some of my own not-quite-so-incredible photos to show more viewpoints.

(my photo)

We used cherry cabinetry with an espresso finish, white quartz countertops, white glass tile, and aluminum with white glass accents in the upper cabinet doors.

(my photo)

photo credit: renee j. photography

I think many kitchen designers will agree with me that microwave drawers are a lifesaver when it comes to kitchen design aesthetics.
photo credit: renee j. photography

Here's a close-up (though not high quality) photo of the bar area, where we created a custom wine rack with a 3-form tip-up door above.
(my photo)

photo credit: renee j. photography

Architect:  Visbeen Associates
Cabinetry:  RiverWoods Mill