Holy Green!! This apartment was GREEN from head to toe when we got in there ( I mean the color, not environmentally!) Green wallpaper, green carpet throughout the entire space, and even green lighting, OY VEY! After we got all the green out, we ripped down the wall between the kitchen into the living room to open up the apartment, however, we needed more cabinets. After designing the the layout of the kitchen cabinetry, we added two custom column cabinets in Brazilian Cherry wood to match the existing cabinets with glass doors on both sides that opened up from either side of the room. We also added new appliances, in black (dishwasher) and stainless steel (refrigerator) , new lighting, sink, faucet (on an angle) beautiful 4 x 4 cream tumbled marble (on an angel) and stunning rose quartz granite to seal the deal.
What a difference 30 years makes!!! Oh boy, it was definitely time to renovate, and we did not use an “Ikea Kitchen”!! The snow white cabinets, crown molding, car-era back splash and marble looking quartz counter top, make this country kitchen look bright, white and sunny.
We used hard wood floor tile, all white GE appliances, and a gorgeous ceiling fan, stainless steal light combination to add some fresh air to this kitchen as well as some be-dazzle!
Shabby Chic is a STYLE ,that balances elegant furniture with old worn furniture that is all blended together perfectly. An example of this, are beautiful shiny silver accessories with painted wooden furniture. Nothing says “Shabby Chic” more than this distressed Dining Table in this large country kitchen sounded by bay windows. This oval table fills the space beautifully, along with contrast of the Honey Maple Hardwood floors, and are a perfect example of this fabulous Shabby Chic Country Kitchen! All things beautiful and divine that inspire us to be more creative can help us enjoy the deliciousness of life!
Beautiful Lighting is the key to success. It adds a special ambiance that can be unforgettable. Lighting is one of the most important elements of your homes design. It serves many functions, such as providing safety, assisting in performing household tasks, creating an atmosphere for entertaining, and pulling together the overall design a homeowner is trying to achieve. Above all else, lighting is beautiful, and great lighting will bring your house to life.
When showcasing a Dining Room, you only want to use 4 chairs, clean out the china cabinet, and have a beautiful focal point like the fruit bowl or candle sticks or a bouquet of flowers in the center of your table.
Less is more!!
Everyone needs a Wine Fridge in their kitchen, regardless of the size. A Wine fridges does not have to be regulated to the kitchen so if you have always wanted one but didn’t think you had the space, take a second look at your home; the perfect space is probably right under your nose! Most wine fridges have two temperature zones so you can store white wine on top, and red on the bottom. White wine is best stored between 40-45 degrees, while red is at 50-55 degrees.Whether wine is your hobby to collect exotic or rare vintages, or you just enjoy having plenty of wine on hand for impromptu guests, proper wine storage is a smart investment for you.
Explore your options in beautiful kitchen back splashes with materials like ceramic tile, tumbled marble, stainless steel, glass and slate. Adding a kitchen back splash is a quick and easy way to update your cooking space, and add pizzas to your existing space. One of the top recommendations for adding value to your house is a kitchen upgrade, but you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money on it. If you want to refresh your kitchen but can’t afford a full-scale remodel, a smart place to start is with a beautiful backsplash,
Wainscoting is a classic way to add texture and interest to the walls in any room. It also helps enhance the structure and design of the room as well as adding height and depth. A taller Wainscot treatment brings up the eye and makes the room feel bigger. Shown here, we added wainscot decor to the kitchen and a little girls room. It is as simple as pie, and it adds incredible beauty to a room. Go to your local Home depot or Lowes and purchase 1 inch thick crown molding. Measuring is key here, make sure you use a level, and hammer in the molding accordingly. You can do squares or rectangles on a wall, or just use the molding as a chair rail to separate the wall ( 30″ from the floor for chair rail). It is always fun to use color to pop the molding and define the wainscot more. In the Kitchen photographed above, we use Oakwood Maner, from Benjamin Moore and on top of the wainscot, and used Super White for the wainscot and the bottom half of the wall. This look is beautiful and affordable.
This was my first project. I had purchased this pre-war 550 sq ft 1 bedroom apartment, and it was in desperate need of a complete renovation. I turned this tired old space into a beautiful Country French Chalet in the middle of Manhattan! I ripped off the wall that led from the kitchen into the Living room, and added all new cabinetry and basically started over! I purchased all new appliances, with a hooded vent that had a circular ventilation system to re-distribute. For those kitchens that do not have a window in your kitchen, a circular ventilation system is the best way to keep the smell out, and utilize your kitchen daily. I also tiled the counter top to really give the country french feeling, and used Yellow paint on the walls and white furniture to create a soft, cozy, warm feeling.