Final ready to reveal this gem of a kitchen Paul worked on with Parker West Interiors the end of last year! I know it may seem crazy that he completed the project in December and we are just now talking about it. As with all projects there are final touches that just take time to finish, such as a missing knob or paint touch up. Oh and then there's scheduling the photographer, which wasn't really an issue with the one and only Swiley Interior Photography.
The before kitchen was original to the house and like you would expect, it was not very efficient. Storage solutions have come a long way since 1950 when the house was built. Paul's client wanted to keep the Mid-century Modern design of her home, but with a fresh take. First thing was demo, they had to get rid of the walls and open the kitchen up to the sitting and dining area. There is always a time and place for open concept and this space was crying out for it.
After pulling design inspiration from the recently remodeled bathroom and updated furniture, they went with clear coated walnut for the main cabinets. The island is painted a bright white on three sides and the side facing the cook top is walnut for a little interest. The upper cabinet door fronts are back painted glass, which relate to the white of the island. The smooth and reflective surface is a nice contrast to the warmth of the wood.
The backsplash tile is from Saxum Tile Design Studio and we love it in this application! The tile came on mesh backing in a running bond pattern, but the design team wanted the tiles to be stacked to give it more of that midcentury feeling. Paul's client completed the arduous task of taking every tile off the mesh back! She was more than a team player! Don't worry, he doesn't make all his clients work so hard. (The design team thought the tile sub would do that but the client beat them to it!) Can we also comment on how organized her cabinets are! Jealous!
We're so happy with the way this kitchen turned out and can't wait to get started on the next one. Let us know if you are looking for that perfect kitchen remodel. Just head over to the contact form and drop us a line!