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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Room Rx: Timeless Kitchen peek

Today I am excited to share a few photos of the finished dining room of my "Timeless Kitchen" project.  There are still a few details getting wrapped up in the kitchen so it may be a week or two before we are photo ready there.

To refresh your memory, here is where we began.... with a small, enclosed dining room.

One of the goals of this project was to open things up between the kitchen, dining room and living room. You can see we accomplished that, the space is now wide open and light filled...

Let me introduce, (drum roll please).... a light, bright, shiny new dining room.....

The banquette, complete with lift tops and lots of storage.

The kitchen cabinets are a dark stained clear Alder with a white painted island. In order to differentiate the dining area from the rest of the kitchen we chose to play up the creamy white cabinetry.  To add to that, my client painted all of her dining chairs the same creamy white.

The re-vamped cornice boards (read more about them here) work beautifully to tie the space together by pulling in the browns, creams and sea glass blue.

I love my client's idea and selection of the three pendants over the table.  The look is casual and fun and suits not only the space, but their style.


A crowd was entertained here for Thanksgiving this past week. The space feels spacious, bright and welcoming and I'm told that it met with rave reviews from the guests. I know my clients are pleased and so am I.

This project has been a wonderful collaboration of ideas and expertise and the results truly reflect the initial goals. Read more about the process here and here and stay tuned for the final reveal of the kitchen itself, I can't wait to show you!

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10 comments:

Meg said...

Hey Cathy, just curious, is this the only dining space in the home? We are thinking about doing a similar open concept space for our dining room, with a built-in banquette area. We live pretty casually too. I was just wondering if the homeowners missed having a formal or separate dining space?
It looks great, by the way!

Brigid Skoog said...

I love, love, love this transformation! Can't wait to see the kitchen. The way you opened up the space, those pendant lights, those ah-dorable cabinets with the window seat... I just want to go hang out there. D'ya think that'd be creepy, since I don't know these people? (We'll talk about the groovy countertops when you show us the rest of the kitchen.)

Cathy Wall said...

Meg, in answer to your question, yes, this is the only dining space in the home and NO they do not miss having a formal DR. For many meals they use the breakfast bar and then eat together for family dinners at the table. My guess is that if you are a casual family, this sort of arrangement would work well for you. Keep us posted!!!!

And Brigid, I could introduce you, you'd love hanging with these folks!!!
Cathy

A Vintage Vine said...

WOW, you really opened that up, taking out the walls was a big job but well worth it!

Orange it Lovely said...

AH-MAZING! love it.

Jenn said...

Oh, wow! This is AMAZING! I LOVE the window seat and the whole room is just so light and bright. Great job! :)

Holly said...

I would spend all of my time in this light-filled space - it's AMAZING Cathy!! I knew I was going to love that fabric on the cornice boards and I do!! I can't wait to see the kitchen now. Your hard work and collaboration with your client really paid off. Great great work.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Oh WOW! That truly is a transformation! I love how casual it looks now, definitely a spot that will get a lot of use. The built ins were a great idea.

pam {simple details} said...

So cheerful and inviting! Great attention to all the details,
I'm sure it will be a much loved space in their home!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Wow, Cathy! This is quite a transformation...it is bright and airy and looks perfect for entertaining. I do love the pendants and the colors when the light hits them. Everything ties in beautifully.

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