Kitchen of the Week: a Dining Nook for 16 and Turquoise Tile

Unhappy with their humdrum, builder-grade kitchen at Rancho Santa Fe, California, these homeowners needed something that would permit them and their four kids to do what they love most: amuse. Interior designer Kari Arendsen and her staff in Intimate Living Interiors responded by gutting the space, including more storage, installing an extra-large stove for whipping up massive dishes for numerous guests, and producing a customized island that could accommodate everything from prep work into serving. A mirrored wood plank, bold turquoise backsplash and custom dining room add character, while durable materials, such as bleached oak floors and marble counters, will suit this busy family for years to come.

The sink previous location determined the design of the area, as the homeowners needed to avoid moving any pipes. They also wanted to get a very clear view of the backyard when doing dishes.

A French armoire adds storage for mugs and cookware. “it is a refreshing departure from just doing all cupboards,” Arendsen states.

Range: 60-inch Wolf; faucet: Rohl; faucet fixtures: Jalco

Intimate Living Interiors

Turquoise arabesco tile is repeated in the backsplash and the custom made island’s built in pet dining area. The repeating pattern and color produce symmetry and stream without taking away from the clean appearance of the custom white paint walnut cabinetry and bleached oak floors.

The home is part of a development community, also Arendsen wanted to create this new kitchen stand out. The mix of textures — Calacatta marble, arabesco tile and the worn metal of this chandelier — give the kitchen character and depth.

Chandelier: Amarass, Joss and Main

The wooden plank over the stove was found at a reclaimed-wood lawn. Arendsen and her staff screwed a small, unique piece of metal hardware they found in San Francisco into the board.

The formerly tiny dining area that was connected to the kitchen is now a cozy corner and bar area that seats 16 people. The habit tables have removable glass tops so the family can rotate in various design patterns beneath.

The zinc and leather seats were added with the growing youngsters in your mind. Wear and tear over the years will add character to the materials.

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11 Pantry Doors Which Capture the Kitchen's Spirit

Even if you never receive a full tour of an individual’s home, a peek in the kitchen may tell you a good deal about the owner’s preferences and fashion. A pantry door may play a big role in that, encapsulating the spirit of the kitchen and offering an chance for creative expression. Let the 11 pantry doors that follow inspire your own design journey.

Home Systems , Wendi Zampino

Traditional

This pantry doorway, which looks as though it might just as easily lead out, catches the old-world essence of the kitchen designed by Wendi Zampino.

The custom-made door features classic bronze woven wire backed with seeded glass. Oil-rubbed-bronze hardware mirrors the rest of the area’s bronze finishes, for a look that blends seamlessly.

Murphy & Co.. Design

This home’s traditional-style cabinetry is a mix of solid wood and obscured-glass doors. The abundance of glass at the large pantries on the best generates a gorgeous wall of mild and pops of colour.

The remaining portion of the home continues this windowed motif as efficiently.

Ashley Anthony Studio

Farmhouse

This home wears its farmhouse style proudly, down into the screened pantry door painted vibrant yellow. Although its colour does not match other prominent characteristics in the area, the doorway vintage style blends in perfectly with all the home’s diverse, down-home vibe.

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This barn door is in keeping with the kitchen’s architecture without calling undue attention to itself. It blends in with the remaining white kitchen via its colour and through hardware that reproduces the cabinetry.

The doorway’s track is hidden behind a wood valance that was painted to match the wall.

2fORM Architecture

Modern

These imaginative sliding pantry doors were created by 2form Architecture. The Lumicor resin panels possess fine metal threads embedded within, developing a near-opaque surface that’s just as interesting as the adjoining metal and resin backsplash out of Alkemi.

SEE MATERIALS INC..

Watch Materials created this modern kitchen with Scavolini cabinets. Dark walnut frames the smoked-glass pantry doors, making a look that welcomes audiences into wanting to find out what’s beyond.

Mary Prince Photography

A series of tall built-in pantries fitted with slick Poggenpohl doorways is a quiet backdrop that does not distract from the dining experience here. The shortage of hardware to the doors echoes the clean lines that the rest of the home celebrates.

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RemodelWest

Transitional

This doorway plays off of the kitchen’s red birch cabinets and striking geometric motif. The glass panel is composed of an array of different-size rectangles that line up vertically, providing contrast to the backsplash’s flat arrangement.

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Antonio Martins Interior Design

Eclectic

Antonio Martins needed a pantry door as abrupt and fascinating as the rest of the home he designed. This one-of-a-kind barn doorway has about $300 worth of Plexiglas from TAP Plastics, matched with $100 worth of basic barn-door hardware in The Home Depot.

Berkeley Mills

Asian

Shoji screens made by Berkeley Mills conceal the cleaning pantry that flanks the kitchen’s laundry centers. The doors slide on aluminum hardware hidden behind a wood valance, to get a clean appearance that resonates with the rest of the home.

Sunscape Homes, Inc

Country French

This custom doorway was created to follow the kitchen’s endings into a T. It was painted and distressed to match the island, and fitted using fabric from the exact same manufacturer that made the fabric used for the window treatments. The wrought iron detailing and dark wood frame remain true to the kitchen’s material palette, which in turn matches the entire home’s resounding style.

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Kitchen Design: A Picture Frame For The Backsplash

If you’re looking for ideas for a traditional kitchen backsplash, look at creating a picture-frame feature above your stove or cooktop. All these are square or rectangular tile layouts bordered by molding, similar to a photo frame. Consider it as wall art for your backsplash. Here are some fantastic examples of picture-frame backsplashes plus some strategies for doing so.

The Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn

Frame a panel of remarkably shaped tile. These multi-colored cent rounds add interest and style to a mostly-white kitchen. The blend of contrasting colours generates visual movement, and a dark inner lining adds definition. Doesn’t it look like bubbles are coming out of the tea pot? Another fun thing to note: The round cupboard knobs echo the shameful penny rounds.

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Select a design and color that relates to the remainder of your kitchen. I really like this panel created from pillowed metallic tile set on the diagonal. It has the look of a quilt, brings out the silver gray tones from the granite, and softens the stainless steel stove. If you look carefully, you can see small square accent tiles (called “dots” in vinyl lingo). The thin coordinating bar liner is the perfect finishing touch within this French Country kitchen.

Robin Rigby Fisher CMKBD/CAPS

Consider readymade decorative tile attributes. Within an English Tudor kitchen, a carved medallion is bordered by a round beaded lining, four coordinating corners and a easy molding. This olive set is from Sonoma Tilemakers. The earthy tone works well with the mild mocha subway tile, cream cabinets, forged aluminum hood and terracotta walls.

Pay attention to placement. Center your picture frame feature over the range or cooktop. To ascertain how high to put it, make a paper mockup of this feature, tape it up and fix it until it seems right. This one is centered between the base of the hood and the top of this blue tile base.

Here, the backsplash feature is completed in a pleasing palette of blue, olive and light gray ceramic tile with white accents. The counter complements it well in Volga Blue, a black granite with gray tones and metallic blue flecks.

Venegas and Company

Mat your decorative feature. Much like framing a bit of art, add a coordinating mat inside the outer edge to put off your design. The brown edge in this feature makes the three diagonal squares stick out.

Frame a hand-painted mural. A lemon tree has been painted on mild tumbled travertine tile for a magical appearance within this Old-World kitchen. You can commission a custom tile mural or find a readymade one.

Frame a mosaic mural or pattern. This grapevine design was made from intricate parts of stone mosaic tile. New Ravenna is the Tiffany of this tile flooring world.

Turan Designs, Inc..

Length a decorative wall plaque. Tile plaques make an eye catching feature. Add coordinating accent liner bars and tiles in the rest of the backsplash for a pulled-together appearance.

Divine Design+Build

Use one tile but change the pattern. Square tile put in a right pattern covers the majority of this backsplash. A simple feature was made with the identical tile turned on the diagonal.

Mahoney Architects & Interiors

One of my favourite layouts is subway paired with a framed herringbone feature. The result is subtle and refined.

Dresser Homes

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Your Kitchen: Where to Stash the Dish Towels

Towels are usually an afterthought in regards to kitchen accessories. We use them every day, but where to place them appears to be a question that is continuous. They are both overly wet, in the manner, somehow never where you require them, or rolling up in damp and filthy stacks. This may especially turn into an issue for those who possess plenty of dishtowels (I nearly gather them), or a big kitchen. Nevertheless, fixing the dishtowel conundrum does not take significantly — as can be observed by these illustrations that are nifty. Continue Reading