I’ve been working on a home that I’m calling the “Spring Valley House” for a former client that recently moved to a new home. I say new, but its actually an older home, built in the 1950s. While the home had been remodeled in the past, it still felt pretty dark in some places and needed some remodeling to the kitchen as well as some paint updates. Here you can see some before pictures.
Even with that wall of beautiful windows, the kitchen still felt dark and somewhat closed off from everything else. To really make it light and bright, the contractors had their work cut out for them- there was a bit of wall knocking down to do and then everything went white. We decided on Benjamin Moore’s Abalone at 50% for the walls everywhere else. Below is the kitchen and breakfast room plan we came up with.
I went last week for the first part of the install and while they didn’t have all their furniture and the electrician hadn’t been by to install all the light fixtures yet, things are definitely coming along! The kitchen looks beautiful with its new marble countertops and I can’t wait to finish everything up and get Paul in there to take some real photos. For now, these “after” iPhone shots will have to do.
My absolute favorite part of this house? This little vestibule entryway covered in this beautiful wallpaper from Hygge and West. The contractors were installing it when I arrived and they did an amazing job- see how it even covers the lightswitch plate? Just stunning! I’m not finished styling this area and in fact we ended up switching this print for a mirror to really reflect the light and that beautiful pattern, but I just wanted to share how its coming along.
I’ll keep you updated on the Spring Valley house because of course I can’t wait to show you this kitchen in all its new white and bright-ness!
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