So I fell behind on the project updates in a big way, the project finished in July 2011 and it is now April 2012. Whoops!
The last month of construction was a big push to finish up the tiling, counter tops, refinishing the existing floors and all the other miscellaneous work. When the project was complete we did a walk through to look for any deficiencies and handed back the keys for client move in. After several months they were more then ready to move back into their new home. We came back a week or two later to take pictures.
** Keep in mind the client hasn’t moved or purchased all the furniture that will be going into the living area in the kitchen or the lighting in the new dining room that is in front of the stairs. The light in front of the stairs was wired but no fixture which is why it looks dark. They wanted to wait for these items and live in the space for a while to get the feel for what they needed/wanted.
Here are a few images of the new space……
Hope you enjoy!
Today’s design inspiration comes from the very talented set decorator of the show Gossip girls, Christina Tonkin. Prior to the gossip girl set she worked under production designer Jeremy Conway for 5 years on the set of Sex and City. There are so many talented set designer and decorators out there I was excited to come across her work on her website. I love her use of colour specifically her incorporation of orange and blues.
The Humphrey residence…
and the set/home of Chuck Bass…
If your in the process of renovating or have recently decided to take the next step and start planning process PLEASE don’t forget about your back splash. I lot of people are so concerned about getting their granite counter tops they forget all about the back splash and end up putting in a cheap tile as quick budget friendly fix.
Walk backwards out of your kitchen as far as you can go. What are the two main things that stand out the most? Yup, the cabinets of course and the back splash. So to make a true impact you really need to carefully concider your options and make sure you put in the same quality product as you did for the counters. This is also beneficial for resale of your home.
Below are some beautiful options I was considering for a kitchen. These are great options because they are full of pattern and texture but still soft in colour way.
Types of back splashes:
Marble, limestone, glass, slate, travertine, granite, porcelain, stainless steel, ceramic
Glossy, matte, honed, antiqued, sandblasted, brushed, glazed
Stacked, ashlar, brick, chevron, mosaic floral, roundels, basket weave, and so many more! (if you are going mosaic just note, install is easier when it’s on a mesh back, typically 12″x12″ or similar)