Starting with the floor plans... the clients initially were interested in a "pull & replace" scenario (pulling existing items out and putting new back in the same spot). But because walk-in pantries are often not the best use of space, we convinced them to consider an alternative layout that reduced the pantry closet size. The outcome: a larger kitchen with more organized pantry storage and a bigger island.
Here's the Before:
And the After:
Aside from the layout change, we also updated the look. After exploring several different styles, the clients settled a sort of french bistro theme with white cabinetry accented by pale yellow and a provincial blue.
Here's the kitchen before:
And here's the kitchen now:
We integrated antique / matte brass finishes, fireclay sinks, glass tile backsplash, and the new Pental Calacatta quartz countertops to complete the look.
We incorporated these tiles into the backsplash - they tell a personal story about the client and their pharmacy background.
And the final finishing touch was the new upholstery fabric for their dining set. We found the perfect fabric from Robert Allen that coordinated with the colors and perfectly accentuated the lines of the dining chairs.
This is the last post in my series about the Fabric & Design Trends from Norwalk Furniture (see original post for Utah Style here)... There were 5 trends presented and I'm elaborating on each one separately on my blog, with images of furniture examples produced by Norwalk. I've already posted about the "Black is Back", "Luxury Neutrals", "Drum Beat", and "Tongue-in-Cheek Chic" trends. The 5th trend presented was "Greenbrier."
The Alleghany Mountains of West Virginia are home to one of
American's grandest traditional resorts, The Greenbrier at White Sulpher
Springs. Founded over 150 years ago and renowned for its exuberant
Dorothy Draper decorated interiors, this relaxed and elegant playground
welcomes both kings and commoners to its legendary 10,000 acres. Norwalk
takes on this preppy aesthetic with its homage to this grand resort. With
greens ranging from moss to emerald, blues with a decidedly turquoise hue, and
purples in shades of violet, these upbeat color combinations are equally at
home in your living room, sunroom, or upbeat bedroom."
Continuing my series of posts about the Fabric & Design Trends from Norwalk Furniture (see original post for Utah Style here)... There were 5 trends presented and I'm elaborating on each one separately on my blog, with images of furniture examples produced by Norwalk. I've already posted about the "Black is Back", "Luxury Neutrals", and "Drum Beat" trends. The 4th trend presented was "Tongue-In-Cheek Chic."
"With a slightly naughty-but-nice edginess, this
couture-inspired theme celebrates the forward thinking work of Alexander
McQueen, Christian Louboutin, Robert Cavalli, and Kean Etro. The fashion
runways from New York to Milan were full of studs, grommets, rivets, and metal
accents this season. Shades of blue/green from jade to mint provide the
perfect soothing complement to the ashen toned base cloths. While
cosmopolitan images of skulls, Buddha, and dolled-up dogs provide the whimsy
and swank that energize this restful palette." Examples:
I recently did a guest post on Utah Style & Design about upcoming fabric & design trends from Norwalk Furniture, presented by Caroline Hipple and Dixon Bartlett of HB2. There were 5 trends presented. I highlighted them in my guest post (see it here), and I'm elaborating on each one separately on my blog, with images of furniture examples produced by Norwalk.
"From the great American southwest to the plains of central
Africa, the echo of ethnic tribal patterns and themes has never been more
prominent. Animal skin layouts remain at an all-time high in popularity,
while mud and kuba clothes, indigenous rug designs, sophisticated quilting and
matelasse texturing with dense natural fibers all add a rich touch to this
motif. Deep chocolates and mineral greys ground this decidedly earth
toned palette, while native clay and dusty Prussian blue add a restful complement
to this timely decorative theme."