A Kitchen Facelift at Belmont Bay

When my client came to me with her hopes of having a kitchen that reflected her style I knew right away how we would take on the project.  The existing cabinets were in very good condition with concealed hinges, a big plus.  We chose an off white chalk based paint to brighten the space.  The raised panel details on the doors were an invitation to create interest and depth with light distressing along the edges.  The nickel knobs were exchanged for a glass trefoil shaped knob with copper accents to pick up the flecks of copper in the Galaxy granite counter tops.    And to give a nod to my client's love of all things French we stenciled the overhead vent housing.  Oh, and that tres urban farmhouse chic sheep head? .... a purchase from VanEch Studio's store in Occoquan, from our Park Hill Collection.

Befores

The Afters

Photography:  Nicolas Otth

Counter Intuitive

When a client asked for my help in selecting a new tile for their kitchen back splash we had a few criteria to work with:  The existing Uba Tuba granite; her husband's desire to have a "subway" type layout; and her desire to go with something not so predictable.  We were delighted to land on a stone and metal linear mosaic from Mosaic Tile in Lorton, Va.  The "circle" element was just the right added feature to keep this strong graphic layout from going too static.  The final challenge was to convince her husband to agree to a vertical installation as opposed to the intuitive horizontal layout.  With the kitchen counter extending a stretch of 9 over feet, the vertical positioning of the tile leads the eye up placing more emphasis on this fabulous modern tile work.  Both were over the top pleased with the updated look.