When the owners of this Santa Barbara home grew weary of their worn and tired side yard they decided to consult a professional landscape designer. Ashley Farrell installed synthetic grass and flagstone pavers and framed it with Pennisetum and colorful daylilies.
This kitchen island has plenty of cupboard and drawer space, and it even incorporates basket storage. The light wood contrasts the white cabinetry making the island stand out beneath a stainless steel range hood. A bright red accent wall draws the eye to the far side of the room and makes the built-in cabinetry pop.
Family and friends are sure to gather and make memories in this dream kitchen. Details, from the high-end gas range to the wire-brushed flooring, set this cooking space apart.
Ashley Farrell created a low-maintenance mini oasis for this Santa Barbara couple and complemented the artificial turf with Dianella, asparagus fern, Phormium tenax and dwarf Bird of Paradise. Instead of using mulch she opted for tumbled black Mexican stones, which creates a nice contrast.
"You need to make sure that the contractor is right for you, because he's going to be in your home, and you want to make sure it's the right contractor," Jeff says. Stephen Drucker, former editor in chief of House Beautiful adds, "When you interview contractors and check references, the thing you want to find out is, how fast do they return phone calls? A contractor who returns phone calls fast has nothing to hide, and it's going to reduce your anxiety level."
This spacious, contemporary kitchen features commercial appliances for serious cooking. A white arched window and colorful subway backsplash add a feminine look.
This open-concept kitchen blends traditional finishes with modern convenience. The granite countertops and brick flooring lend warmth, while the Mediterranean chandelier and oceanside view add tons of eye candy.
Chef-grade appliances and plentiful countertops, including a butcher-block-topped island, make meal prep a breeze in this roomy eat-in kitchen.
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