Kitchen and Dining Room~Linen, Gray and Turquoise

Hi there.  The other day, I posted the first part of a whole house on-line design plan we recently created for Bernadette's beautiful home.  I shared the plan we designed for her Living Room and Family Room.  Today, it's all about the Kitchen and Dining Room.  
Before we get into the details, here is what all four rooms look like side by side...

If you missed the post on the Living Room and Family Room, please click here. 
This project begin as a one room design plan, as we started to work together the client, Bernadette, decided to expand the project to include the entire main level of her home.  This allowed us design the spaces together which resulted in each room having it's own personality and purpose with perfect flow from one room to the next. 

In the Kitchen…

We began with the same custom color palette that we used for the rest of her home.  

Our recommendations included a cabinet makeover with creamy white paint and a distressed dark gray paint treatment on the center island.  

For a timeless and clean look, we suggested classic creamy white subway tiles for the new backsplash.  These finishes are the perfect compliment to the new countertop we recommended, 
Cambria Quartz…

For contrast and warmth, we brought in a gorgeous dark wood dining set and rattan bar stools for texture. 

Kitchens have a lot of hard surfaces, to soften the space and to bring in a little pattern and color, we added full length drapery to the windows next to the table…

…and a beautiful tailored valance to the window over the sink…

A rug runner, 

pretty kitchen accessories and new dishes complete the new kitchen design we created for Bernadette.  

In the Dining Room…

We started with a beautiful hutch and round dining table, already in the space.  

To give the room character and architectural interest, we suggested adding panel style wainscoting. 

This set of four prints was used to flank the opening to the dining room from the foyer. 

A simple, geometric rug lends softness and pattern.  We suggested new upholstered dining chairs to give her existing dining set a fresh new look.

We finished off this design with a collage of four wall mirrors and a grouping of candle holders as a dramatic centerpiece.  

Here is another look at all four rooms together...

This four room online design plan included true-to-scale floorplans for each space, a custom paint color palette, product source list and step by step instructions on how to implement the new design. 
Thank you, Bernadette for this opportunity. 

For information on my affordable online design consultation service, please click here
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  1. I love these colors together! My Mom and Dad have blue counters and I have been trying to get her to paint the kitchen gray and maybe add in some pops of yellow. I think it would look awesome!

  2. I love these colors! If I could aford to redecorate it would be this palette. Are you able to share the source for the kitchen curtains?

    1. Thanks Marilee, the drapes in the kitchen are from Potterybarn. Best, Sarah

  3. Great job Sara! Are you able to share where you found the turquoise candlesticks and the living room lamps?

    1. Hi there, thank you. The candlesticks are ZGallerie and the lamps from Home Decorators Collection. Best, Sarah

    2. Absolutely gorgeous! Are you able to share the color of the upper cabinets? Thank you

    3. Hi, a similar color to what is shown here is "Martha Stewart Tailors Chalk". A glaze/stain top coat would give it a warmer, more antiqued look. Sarah

  4. Great design! Where did you find the rug for the dining room?

  5. Hi, I love your work! My choice is option 1, the Navy/ Gray Medallion Rug.

  6. Sarah, I love your style and the way you pull it all together in a beautiful package. I stumbled onto your site a while back and look forward to visiting daily now. The colors in this design are so relaxed and long term livable!

  7. I'm so in love with the tailored valance, can you please tell me where that is from??

  8. I just love your blog and tell everyone about it! Can you tell me where the tailored valance is from? THANKS :-).

  9. I just love your blog and tell everyone about it! I recently did your drape tutorial and your whitewash fireplace tutorial! Do you mind telling me where the tailored valance is from?! I love it! Thanks!!!

    1. Thanks, Dana. The valance is from Smith+Noble. Best, Sarah


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