I guess 9 times out of 10 Anisa and I are bringing more light into a space instead of the opposite (We went really dark in our new home, though…in some rooms. I’ll post soon!).
We love new, larger windows, white tongue-and-groove ceilings, sconces & table lamps & chandeliers galore, and, at times, a new coat of lighter paint on kitchen cabinets and exterior siding.
Such was the case with our clients in New Jersey. We have tackled their home, room-by-room, over the years. Recently, the kitchen and the exterior got a face-lift:
Their neighborhood is fairly traditional, so they wanted to keep it classic. What we went with? Well, a good cream of course.
New simple sconces flanking the door…and the paint colors are BM Swiss coffee (body), BM Iron Mountain (shutters & garage door), and Farrow & Ball light blue for the door (respectively below)
The choices for the kitchen? gray cabinets (BM Fieldstone–thank you, Sally Wheat , antique brass 8″ pulls for hardware, Carrera marble tops, polished nickel Rohl faucets and a fireclay farmhouse sink. They both declared the hood had to go, so we replaced it altogether with a clean-lined, industrial one. The walls and ceiling were all given a bath in Swiss coffee like the exterior, and oyster gray grout proved to be a perfect contrast to the subway tile. Oh, and don’t forget the honkin’ brass pendant!
new shade for texture:
New breakfast nook….
I have never met this family, but I feel I know them so well!
Want to share another family’s home with you. My grad school friend is selling their suburban Atlanta home (in Marietta). I think you’ll like it. I wish them the best on their new adventures in Colorado!
Her home has a website below:
Here’s a peek:
There are more pictures as well as Mandy’s contact info on the site if you like!