I consulted with my client Kay at the end of 2012 and this is the beautiful result!
"I had been thinking about a kitchen remodel for a couple of years before actually doing it. I was considering different options, including gray-blue cabinets, until I started reading your posts about white kitchens and realized that if I wanted a serene backdrop for all my stuff, I needed to follow your advice about keeping things white and avoiding busy surfaces. Frankly, if you had not written so much about white subway tile, there's no telling what I would have done for backsplashes!
Your posts about kitchen floors–and your advice during the consult about the importance of refinishing our connecting wood floors despite the appalling prospect of moving all our furniture–really pushed me in the right direction. My kitchen would not look the way it does without all your advice, both generally in your blog and personally during our consultations. Thank you, thank you!!" Kay F.
Kitchen design by Cindy Cifaratta, Contractor George Oley
Here are the details: The cabinets, island, and hood are BM Chantilly Lace, and the painted walls are the same color.
The subway tile is gloss white from Heritage Tile, and the paint for the shelves, window and door casings, and baseboards was mixed to match the tile.
The ceiling is BM Soleil. Counters are Carrara marble, from a really great, authentic local place called Vallars. The veining does not have that muddy look, and I just love it.
Cabinet hardware is polished chrome, to match the polished chrome Rohl faucet. Floor is red oak finished in Rubio Monocoat Castle Brown (a European hard oil finish). The Lacanche stove is Portuguese blue, with stainless steel and polished brass, which will develop a nice patina.
What a stunning transformation! I love the charming way she styled the kitchen too! Thanks Kay for sharing it with all of us!
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