French Quarter-Inspired Kitchen

Wrought-iron, faux brick and fleur de lis accents bring the French Quarter to a plain, white kitchen.

  • When they first moved in, the Zunigas decorated most of their home with bold colors in the modern, rustic style of the French Quarter. Their shockingly white 1940s kitchen, however, is a real blast from the past.
  • Interior designer Lee Snijders and design coordinators Summer Baltzer and Charles Burbridge bring New Orleans architecture and design into the room using wooden appliques and wrought-iron accents.
  • The cabinets are painted with an oil-based glossy paint, which means they are first cleaned and de-glossed with TSP (trisodium phosphate) and liquid sandpaper so that they can accept an acrylic-based paint.
  • Arranged with similar dessert plates, the collection makes a statement.
  • This suspended light box covers the existing fluorescent light but doesn't involve any rewiring.
  • The shelving is removed from this cabinet by the window, and the interior of the cubbyhole is covered with faux brick masonite board, which looks like French Quarter-style exposed brick.
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