Designer Pat Larin brightens up this space by adding a skylight. For a sleek sense of style, he adds stainless steel appliances and a backsplash, while the tile floor warms up the room and ties it all together.
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Four months ago Chuck Cartier moved into his Spanish-style Palm Springs home. The house affords him just the right amount of space while the overall layout suits his needs well. Unfortunately, the house was built in the 1970s and has not been updated since; therefore several of the rooms, and the kitchen in particular, are a bit outdated for Cartier's taste. Since he loves to entertain, he thinks that the original kitchen is not conducive to his current lifestyle so he hopes a professional designer can help him create a more contemporary kitchen that is both efficient and aesthetically pleasing.
After careful consideration, Cartier decides that Pat Larin's design, with its openness and brightness, would work best for him. What was once a nearly empty wall is now utilized for cabinetry and appliances while an adjacent wall boasts a built-in desk and overhead cupboards for additional work and storage space. By raising the ceiling and adding a skylight, Larin brightened up the space. The stainless steel appliances and backsplash add a sleek sense of style to the kitchen while slate-like floor tiles add rich elegance. Finally, the window treatments tie in with the fabric on the banquette and barstools and work with the faux-finished walls to warm everything up and tie it together.
ceramic tile floor, backsplash - Tileshop
appliances (GE: Monogram) - University Appliances
sink, faucet, soap dispenser - Moen
decorative lighting - The Light House
wall and ceiling paint finishes - Faux Real Finishes
cabinet hardware - Top Knobs
garbage disposal, instant hot water - In-Sink-Erator
custom drapery hardware - Anvil Furniture Co.
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