It was such a blast working on this kitchen renovation. This was one of those designs that COMPLETELY changed the space from a drab 1970’s eye sore to fresh and up to date modernized kitchen. Below are the after pics from today’s episode of House Hunters Renovation.
When I first walked into this space I knew right away that something with the layout needed to change. It was as if there were a huge block in the middle of the room stopping this kitchen from its full potential. And then it hit me…. Open up the entire kitchen by eliminating the peninsula and get double the space!!
So that’s exactly how I designed the kitchen. I also used the hallway closet space to recess the kitchen pantry and refrigerator. This was a huge factor in allowing all that open space to breath.
Next was the color palette and it truly started off by the amazing glass tile backsplash. It has so much variation in color, sparkle, metallic hues, and wow factor. In terms of the cabinetry, I already knew that the clients Ani and Allen really wanted a light color in their kitchen. So I chose a clean and crisp bright white to allow the other materials to shine! I even designed the countertops with a bright white quartz so that it didn’t chop up the kitchen.
One of the most exciting details in the kitchen is the use of the brushed bronze finish in the pendant light, wall sconces, and door handles. It’s an unexpected change to the basic nickel finish which so many people use, and it adds a very unique and elegant touch.
So after tons of hard work and energy Ani and Allen get to enjoy their wonderful new and contemporary kitchen.
Thanks again to all the HGTV crew! You all rock!!
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Just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH to West Elm for sharing the room I designed on there blog!! I use there products all the time and I’m thrilled that they have selected to feature my work!!
Check it out here. I’ve added a few more pictures of that room for you to check out below…
Thank you so much HGTV and the Kernell Family for letting me into your home to design a new family room for you!! What a fantastic experience! You are such a deserving family and I was thrilled to have designed a space for your family to grow in and enjoy for years to come!!
Below I’m sharing some of the details about the family room I designed on the show…I will be posting a follow up blog with images from the master bedroom shortly 🙂
There is so much that goes into the process of designing a space. Although on TV it seems to come together like magic (and we all love a little bit of TV magic) I wanted to share a few details of how I transformed this family room. I started with family as my inspiration!! They are young, vibrant, and full of positive energy and I wanted to capture that in the design. So COLOR was my main focus! You will see below the rendering I did along with a material board of all the furniture I selected. With three young children, it was so important to make sure the furniture was kid friendly and extremely durable.
Once I selected my furniture floor plan for the space, I then nailed down the color palette of burnt orange, charcoal grey, and a combination of deep green and blue tones. One of the jumping off points for this color palette was the 3 series art piece I placed on the wall above the sofa. Art is always a great jumping off point to find your color palette!! I quickly realized that lighting was an issue in the room and that’s why I decided to hang 2 contemporary pendant lights over the main portion of the furniture. I was able to to this because the room was tall enough to allow for the height of the light fixtures. I could have opted for recessed lighting, but I wanted to add something more visual from above!
Next it was decision time to figure out what to do with their old fireplace, which was looking out of date a really drab. Keep in mind I was on a budget and a time frame, so I needed to find a way to pull the colors together without breaking the bank! I chose to paint the accent “orange” in the fireplace niche to draw up the color orange which is present in the area rug. Then I painted the charcoal grey over the existing brick to make that part of the room feel more contemporary. Lastly, I sprinkles the room with wonderful family pictures, colorful accents, and furniture that’s multifunctional to serve this family and their daily needs.
Thanks again to HGTV and the Kernell Family for this great experience! You all rock!