AMHERST KITCHEN BEFORE & AFTER
This kitchen renovation belongs to a long-time client whose house we've already decorated nearly from top to bottom- see link at the bottom of the post. One of the best parts of collaborating on multiple projects with a client is that we learn their like and dislikes and can quickly begin to anticipate their taste and priorities. This client in particular loves color and pattern, which is really fun from a designer's perspective! We fully gutted and renovated the existing kitchen, which allowed us to make it a much happier and more functional space. Because we had worked with this client before, the design process was relatively easy. We knew exactly what the room needed to be.
In order to get the most out of our layout, we relocated the majority of the fixtures. By moving the cook-top from the island to the back wall created we nice focal point with the addition of a custom hood. We closed off an unnecessary doorway therefore enabling the fridge and pantry to move to a less conspicuous wall. We also increased the size of the island - NEVER a bad thing.
The blue in the base cabinets (Benjamin Moore – New York State of Mind) is a bold bright timeless blue. We balanced the pop of color out with a neutral background - white walls, counter-tops and back-splash.
Design Manifest tip:
Don't be afraid of going colorful or dark in your base cabinets - as long as top cabinetry and walls are a lighter color the eye will not read the space as dark.
Our client trusted us to include some really special details in this project. The marble hues in the chevron tile back splash make us giddy!
One of the many great details is the island leg, which has just enough detail without being fussy. Another little bonus is the built-in bench featuring a custom radiator cover, which added cozy seating to a previously underutilized nook.
The design left us with one wall that had no cabinetry on it, and both designer and client were excited to make a statement with this delightful birds and butterfly wallpaper. The colors and design in the wallpaper compliment the base cabinet color without overwhelming the space yet adding a whimsical unexpected element that is just dreamy!
We rarely repeat products on our projects, but these are the same stools we used in our Edgehill Road Rustic Chic project, we love their versatility and what they add to each unique space!
Our Amherst Road Global is a long-time client, who we have worked closely with for many years - and many rooms! Click to see the entire home gallery.