We recently wrapped up and photographed a gorgeous project. And last week we shared the details on the Entry and Living room of Project Revere. We shared the behind the scene details on how and why we made the selections we did, as well as the before and afters of the project. Did you miss it? Click here to see more!
This week we are sharing the before & after and a little bit of project insight behind the Kitchen and Eat-in areas of the home. The clients of our Revere project had a clear vision of wanting a fresh, clean kitchen with a modern twist. Carrying that same navy color throughout the rest of the rooms we were able to provide a space that is not only kid friendly, but a space that can also be cleaned up for any adult that wants to entertain. Continue reading to see more of the “behind the design” on this reveal!
Let’s start with the kitchen design. Our client loves the open concept that is so popular today. Their kitchen and eat in opens directly to the family or living room, so everything needed to coordinate.
Mapping this out before ensures that there is ample space in the room. This also shows the client what sort of shape table will work best in their room(s).
For the kitchen island seating, we matched the fabric on the back of the counter stool with fabric we used for pillows on the chairs in the adjoining family room (check it out HERE). We had the fabric treated to repel and resist stains so they are friendly for all family members to spill anything from kool aid to red wine. Who says you can’t have it all?
When the kitchen and adjoining areas are not oversized, we generally suggest some sort of “see through” pendant lighting, as to not obstruct the view. In this instance, a simple glass solution with a finish that coordinates the finish on the staircase opposite the kitchen.
A 3D rendering of what the kitchen will look like once the design was complete is a great tool to assist our clients “see” their space in advance. No funny glasses needed!
As you can tell, there is no having to try to envision what your space is going to look like. We draw it out to provide the view of the finished product! This way we can make changes BEFORE purchases are made or items are installed, giving clients (and us!) peace of mind.
(The before photos of the kitchen eat in are identical to the before photos of the kitchen itself.)
We outline the selections for our clients in as much detail as possible, showing them what they look like together. In this instance, we suggested blending leather seating with upholstered, but kept all of the seat backs low due to the size of the space.
And the kitchen table detail is gorgeous. Pairing wood, metal and concrete provides a modern, timeless piece of furniture that is also close to indestructible for our client’s family. Pair this with the leather chairs and stain-guarded, upholstered end chairs and it’s the best of livable and luxury.
You can see that we did not end up using the three round mirrors as suggested. Our clients did not love them and wanted to wait and search for something that was special to them. So we eliminated those from our list of items to order. And at the last minute, the client wanted to use an existing piece of furniture in the dining area. Sooooo we ended up using a smaller table and 2 leather chairs instead of 3. While blending existing + new furniture is not always easy, we do our best to ensure the best overall result. So if you ever wondered if working with a designer would allow for you to have an opinion or say in the matter…know that you do.