Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Cottage Makeover: Part 2 Kitchen & Dining Room

Alright here we go, for the second part of our Cottage Makeover we're showing the kitchen and dining room.

Close up of the adorable table centerpiece.
We kept our cheery cottage theme in these spaces by continuing the buttery-tan hue on the walls and adding in pops of blue and green. We brought in a brand new farm styled parawood dining table and mixed in french country style side chairs. I selected a gorgeous brown glaze for the table top and a distressed antique white paint for the apron, legs, and side chairs.  With the durability and hardness of parawood it was the perfect choice of wood for this family of five's dining table.  To complete the cottage style I specified new white wood casings for the dining windows and installed dark woven wood shades.

For the kitchen we rearranged her old accessories and added in new ones to the top of her cabinets and wall shelf in her dining room.  I made her a beautiful table centerpiece by mixing fun cottage treasures into a long basket; allowing for easy removal when mealtime arrives. We finished it off with a dainty lemon tree, which I think always adds a touch of class.

All of the rooms were cohesive and created a beautiful harmony within the home.  Our client was ecstatic with the results and couldn't believe the transformation.  And we're happy that she's happy!

Kitchen - Before

Kitchen - After
Dining - Before

Mixing two different finishes on one piece of furniture adds interest and longevity to the piece. 

Kitchen Upper Accessories. Here's one of the few ways to tastefully use a word sign.  It works because it's one: not in your face, and two: it's not labeling the room, but it's something you would say to your guests: Bon Appetit!

New accessories to adorn our clients shelf,
 complete with a great little gardening basket.

Tell a story by gathering fun little items like this.
Don't you feel like grabbing that cute wire basket going out to harvest from your garden.

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