Archive for November, 2011

a simplified kitchen

November 29th, 2011

Being in the midst of holiday preparations has many of us using our kitchens more fully than at most other times of the year. To have clear work surfaces, organized cupboards and  ample lighting adds to the enjoyment of using this hub of the home.

This is a kitchen I recently updated with simplicity, order and light in mind. The home owner and I took our cues from Sweden and purged the clutter, expanded the white color pallet and added simple user-friendly details.

before…

 

after…

 The soffits were removed which allowed the cabinets to extend to the ceiling. New doors and drawer fronts in a Shaker style were fitted to existing frames which were then enameled. New contemporary hardware adds a streamlined feel to the space. Using subway tile is always a timeless option and quartz composite countertops offer a very durable and low maintenance option. Color is brought into the room with bright accessories from travels abroad including the Swedish light fitting above the sink.

fun details…

a cozy corner…

Hope you enjoyed this sneak peek…