The funny thing about Paul’s blog is that he doesn’t actually post a lot of his kitchen and residential design makeovers!! So I thought I’d take this opportunity as one of Paul’s guest posters to post a couple of kitchens — one real and one virtual.
My hubby and I recently finished our kitchen makeover (with some help from Paul). You can read all about it over on my blog, DesignTies. Here are a few pictures…
It was a long and at times frustrating job, but we love the results and we won’t be making any more changes to it any time soon. But the problem is that I have a great idea for a kitchen design and no kitchen to do it in. Know any kitchens looking for a makeover?? ;-)
This was actually an assignment for my Interior Finishes class. We had to design a kitchen for a single mom and her 14 year old daughter. Here’s a rendition of one wall I created in Paint:
The kitchen has white appliances, so that was my jumping off point for the design. The colour scheme came from a beautiful grey, silver, and blue paisley fabric and a blue chenille. The paint colours are Benjamin Moore: AF-570 Coastline for the walls, AF-575 Instinct for the inside of the glass cabinets, and OC-61 White Diamond for the cabinets.
The Shaker-style cabinet doors have glass knobs for some sparkle, and the drawers have stainless steel bin pulls (both from Amerock).
The backsplash is this awesome mosaic from Mirage Glass Tiles in NYC. The 1” x 1” tiles are a combination of glass, metal, and stone. They’re like jewelry for the kitchen :-)
The countertops are Hanstone in Sterling Grey. You can’t see them in the picture, but there are flecks of silver that give it a nice reflective quality.
The faucet is the Belo from Brizo. I love the sleek & sexy lines!!
There’s an island with two nickel lantern pendant lights from Union Lighting and Furnishings hanging above.
And three counter-height stools from BarStools.com along one side of the island. They’ll be covered in the blue chenille.
Dark hand-scraped hardwood floors to finish it all off:
If you’d like to see more of my room makeovers and designs — both virtual and real ;-) — check out my blog, DesignTies.
Thanks for the opportunity to guest-post for you, Paul :-) Hope you had a great time in Chicago!!