Hi! I hope everyone is having a good fall. Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving? I wanted to pop in to share some pics of a recent client project that’s now completed. I just ran over to the project site yesterday and snapped these photos so keep in mind, they aren’t staged or styled, but I was too eager to share them to wait.
First a little background: This house is in my neighborhood and is over 100 years old. It’s a brown shingle craftsman very typical of homes in this area and the owners are bringing it back to life little by little. They have done a lot of work on the upstairs and have big plans for other parts in the future. They are both wonderful cooks (she’s French so of course!) and spend a lot of time in their well-used kitchen. We think it was updated sometime in the 80s and was ready for a serious facelift. We couldn’t play too much with the footprint as the guest room and bathroom are on one side and some beautiful original built-ins back up to it on the other, but we did change things around a little.
Here is the before.
Notice that the kitchen is really a pass-through here. When you opened the front door of the house, you saw straight through the kitchen to the back guest room. The only access to the guest room was through the kitchen as well. We shifted the doorway a bit and changed a closet and hallway layout so you now see the stove and backsplash. And here is the after:
Here is the before of the sink area:
And here is the after:
This was such a fun and rewarding project for me and the clients were fantastic to work with. And I learned SO much. I loved figuring out how to combine French (the cement Moroccan tiles reminded her of Paris cafes) and Craftsman (cabinetry, architectural details, color scheme). I don’t know if my favorite part is the tile, the soapstone counters, or the lower cabs in white oak.
Please be sure to sign up to follow me in Instagram if you aren’t already. I have been so slammed lately that Instagram has become my quick and easy way to share project updates. I’ll try to post some Instagram photos soon to update everyone on some other projects.
Thanks for checking in!