Sunday, January 10, 2010

Spectacular Kitchen Design


Here are the first glimpses of the kitchen and family room remodel in the little blue cottage.  Compare to the before photo here.  The box beam ceiling turned out great!  The walls and ceilings are painted the same color and the cabinets and trim are Benjamin Moore Super White.



You get a good shot of the floors here.  They are 5" wide ebony stained oak, and the mahogany island is stained to match.  The cabinets are beaded face frame with inset doors and furniture-style (open) kicks at the sink and island.  They're hand painted on site to get the traditional brush stroke finish.  More details on the cabinets to come in future posts.


The backsplash tile comes from one of our Bay Area gems, Heath Ceramics.  These are from their Dimensional Collection, 3D designs from the 50s-60s that have been revived into production.  The color is called Pisces.  

Want to impress that dwelling-obsessed cutie you know?  The Heath factory right here in Sausalito, CA opens for tours Fridays at 12:30pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 3pm.

13 comments:

Tina said...

That is such a beautiful kitchen. I love the floor and the ceiling! Wonderful

Geno said...

Seeing commercial stoves in a house always makes me drool!
The rest of the kitchen is very nice looking. Roomy as well. Good Work!

Debbie said...

Beautiful! So fresh & clean looking!

Ryan said...

I really love the way the under cabinet lighting makes the tiles pop!!

Todd - Home Construction Improvement said...

Very nice! Under cabinet lighting always looks amazing. I love the ceiling!!

Molly said...

What a gorgeous kitchen, I love the back splash tile, thanks for naming the source. Reminds me of an updated subway tile look, which goes well with the craftsman feel.

Callie said...

I know this was posted awhile ago, but by any chance do you know what color tile this is? Heath has so many different greens! Thanks!

Shiloe said...

Hi Callie, The Heath tile color is Pisces. They have so many colors to choose from, I know!

plumbing supplies said...

I love white painted kitchens! Although, they may be a bit harder to maintain but the pure white looks really clean and tidy.

plumbing supplies said...

I love white painted kitchens! Although, they may be a bit harder to maintain but the pure white looks really clean and tidy.

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Anonymous said...

What material is the kitchen counter? I'm coveting Carrara marble (which this looks like), but fear the upkeep isn't a good fit for a family of little kids. If this is Carrara, do you have a recommendation for a more stain/etch resistant counter that will also work well in a white shaker kitchen remodel. Our peninsula will also border the dining room and I want it to work seamlessly with the rest of our 100 year old home. Thanks!

Shiloe said...

Thanks for your note. The kitchen counter here is Calacatta marble, which is similar to Carrara, but has more warm beige tones to it. If you don't mind the patina, marble can look great when it's a little "lived in." Otherwise, if you want something more durable, there are quartzite stones that immitate the look of marble, like Silestone Lagoon. I also like Absolute Black granite in a white shaker kitchen.