Aquatic Hues

“This is a beach house, so we were looking for something with a lighter, more whimsical feeling. We settled on an aquatic look, with a hand painted ocean mural that has an aquatic, blue-green background. There are starfish and shells, and the hardware on the base cabinets is fishes. The window that’s just to the left of the backsplash gives a clear view of the ocean,...

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Vibrant Saturated Colors

“These clients’ previous space was color-oriented as well, but smaller and very busy. They wanted to continue living with color, but he was less certain about using the vibrant shades that she loved. We reached a consensus by doing the kitchen and hall areas in tangelo and bright red, with the sink area and the rest of the walls throughout the space done in soft,...

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Light and Dark Neutrals

“The focal point of this space is the architectural vault. We didn’t want your focus to go to it and die there—we wanted to pull the eye to other things. We used color in burgundy stained cherry wood, stainless, granite and glass over Formica to cause your eye to continually travel throughout the space. The only sections that were entirely dark wood were the...

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Monochromatic Tones

“This kitchen’s creamy beige Durango Stone™ continues throughout the rest of the home’s main floor and onto outdoor deck areas to emphasize an open loft feel. The kitchen floor is laid with large diagonal tiles, mosaic inserts, and with tiles on the perimeter that line up parallel to the walls. The stone has been filled and sealed and is naturally mottled with...

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Iridescent Finishes

“This kitchen is contemporary, but it’s not a slick modern style. It can go with antiques or contemporary pieces, in bungalows and traditional homes. We wanted the cooking area to have a strong stainless steel feel. The backsplash above the range is a sheet of stainless steel ground into a swirl pattern. “The juperano granite slabs on the backsplash above the...

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A Bright White Kitchen

“This kitchen mixes a variety of styles. The client wanted to complement the English Tudor style of her house, yet she has an eclectic taste. She wanted a bright kitchen so she chose white cabinetry instead of the dark cabinetry that would have been more colonial. To add some contrast, she chose 12-inch-by-12-inch terra-cotta tiles for the floor and butcher block for...

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