We've seen penny tiles in the kitchen before, but in this case it's literal. One industrious kitchen owner glued a whole lot of pennies to a board, which was then installed as a backsplash. See more photos below:
This opulent Hollywood kitchen is full of luxe colors, patterns, and materials. Love the look? Want to emulate some of it in your own kitchen? Here are sources to help you get the look. Fill in the blanks in the comments! (And see another photo below.)
Opulent Eclectic Kitchen Sources
Artwork: ______________ Cabinet Hardware:The Golden Lion and Marjorie Skouras Design Countertops: ______________ Dishware:Le Verrerie de Biot for glasses Flooring: Solar Antique Tile in New York Island: ______________ Lighting: Chandelier is from Marjorie Skouras Design Paint – Walls & Ceiling: Sydney Harbour Ultra Flat Acrylic in White Pots and Pans: ______________ Sink: ______________ Stove: 1945 O'Keefe and Merritt six burner, double oven, double broiler Towels: ______________
At some point, when planning a kitchen renovation, you need to lift your head out of the daze of scrolling Pinterest, and the stacks of ELLE Decor UK and Dwell and actually, you know, plan your kitchen. I've told you all about buying a house, plunging into renovations, and tearing down plaster by the bucketful. Now, back to the kitchen itself — how in the world does one go about planning a kitchen renovation? How do you actually make decisions? What to put where, how many drawers and cabinets, where to install the sink? Well, I don't know how other people make these sorts of rather scary decisions — I can only tell you how we did.
Prior to its renovation, the kitchen in this 1,200-square-foot Austin fixer-upper suffered from poor design and a lot of wasted space. The boxy cabinets fit awkwardly on the wall, and the muddy grays were tired. The owners knew they'd need to "put the walls to work" when they overhauled it, and did they ever! Check out the stunning 'After' photo below:
Yesterday I showed you the first stages of my home renovation and kitchen plans. Today I am going to take a step back and show you some of the inspiration I had filed away for my someday-future-kitchen, the pictures and thoughts that led us to the kitchen we built. Why have an open kitchen? What were the non-negotiables in the design? Read on for the scoop!
I've been thinking a lot about how to tell you about my kitchen renovation. If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you've probably seen glimpses of the full home renovation that engulfed me and my husband for most of 2012. In the process of dragging an old, problematic house into the 21st century we lived through the very real clichés of remodeling: Cost overruns, shocking surprises, electricians giggling at the state of our wiring, differences of opinion (ahem) between our contractor and architect. We sledgehammered walls and dragged out construction debris; we navigated the torturous halls of IKEA, and spent long nights assembling cabinets.
But, in the end, I have my dream kitchen — and I feel like the luckiest girl on the earth. It's been hard to know where to start, but today I will just plunge in and explain the beginnings of the project. Over the next week or two I will show you how it all went and what it looks like now. Want to come along?
When we first saw this dramatic kitchen transformation in Portland, we knew we needed to share it! As you'll see below, the designer did a modern tweak on the classic English scullery. The kitchen has an English flavor to it, while the materials are very local (and American-made) where possible. If the thought of Heath Ceramics tile and lighting and hardware from Rejuvenation gets you all excited, then jump below to see the 'After' photos!
This charming kitchen is all about the accessories. Love the look? Want to emulate some of it in your own kitchen? Here are sources to help you get the look. Fill in the blanks in the comments!
Urban Eclectic Kitchen Sources
Artwork: ______________ Cabinet Hardware: ______________ Countertops: ______________ Dishware: Vintage copper pot from Porte de Clignancourt Flea Market, Paris, France; rice bowls from Pearl River Market; cutting board from La Petite Cuisine, Versailles, France; vintage US Navy Dishes from Fish's Eddy. Espresso Machine: Williams-Sonoma Island: Vintage found on eBay. Lighting: Restoration Hardware Paint – Walls & Ceiling: Behr Premium Plus in Silver Hill Refrigerator: ______________ Seating: Ghost Chair and Tolix stool from Design Within Reach; Counter stools from Crate & Barrel. Sink: ______________ Stove: ______________
This kitchen has a rich, sophisticated city vibe that blends elements you might find in a 1920's mansion with a few modern touches. Love the look? Want to emulate some of it in your own kitchen? Here are sources to help you get the look. Fill in the blanks in the comments!
Sophisticated City Kitchen Sources
Artwork: ______________ Cabinet Hardware: Ice box handles from Koontz in West Hollywood with a custom stain finish. "Find a piece of furniture whose finish you like and show it to a floor guy and tell him 'this is what I want.'" Backsplash + Countertops: Custom made 1 1/2 inch solid mahogany stained and treated with a bar top finish, much like you'd find in a Boston pub. "They will age and patina and get banged up and vary in color with heat and water stains." Dishwasher: Viking Dishware: Patterned Italian plates and serving dishes are a pattern from Deruta, Italy Faucet: ______________ Island: Made by Alpine Steel (a commercial restaurant supply) on Venice near Western, in Los Angeles. "Give them the dimensions you want, and they'll make it - very inexpensive high quality stuff." Covered with a marble slab. Lighting: ______________ Microwave: Viking Paint – Walls & Ceiling: ______________ Range: Viking Refrigerator: Sub-Zero Sink: Kohler