Lighter cabinets and countertop choices helped designers Angelique Baez and Sonny Hires give this transitional kitchen a much-needed update.
The owners were looking to lighten up the space and give it a fresh look without replacing the cabinets or basic layout, which works very well for this family of five.
We really wanted to change the wall color in the kitchen, breakfast and family room, but all the walls from the front of the house also linked to these spaces. We had to carefully choose which walls to paint the new color, called Lotus Pond, to create flow with the remainder of the first floor. In the end, the couple chose to also paint the two-story foyer and main hall that lead into the family spaces but leave the formal spaces in the original color palette.
This project came together as planned. Selecting the specific Calacatta Gold slabs from Construction Resources, Inc. set the tone for the overall color palette of the entire project.
This project was a definite collaboration with the homeowners. I was stretched to work with furnishings and upholstery fabrics, which are not my specialty, but had the most fun assisting with those details. I will definitely feel comfortable working with those elements in the future if called upon to do so.
We really wanted to incorporate the newest finishes not only in the color of the cabinetry and the countertop materials but also in the lighting. We focused immediately on incorporating antique brass. The owners found this awesome island fixture at Circa Lighting and we used it as a jumping-off point. We also incorporated the antique brass with the cabinet pulls and a vintage-inspired breakfast room light.