April 18, 2012

Kitchen Renovation

I've been meaning to share a few "Before and After" pictures with you of a client's kitchen that was in desperate need of a make-over.  She hired us for the job and from that moment on...the transformation had begun.  It's always such a blessing to not only get a total "re-do" to work on, but to also get really great clients too! They were great to work with and we all enjoyed the process.

Here are a few "Before" photos...

This was a lovely country farm house built, if I remember correctly, in the very early 1900's.  Can you tell they were really ready for a kitchen make-over?  My husband, of our cabinet division, and also a very experienced custom cabinetry guy himself, worked with our design team and the clients...it was truly a "team" effort in order for us to make this client's dreams and wishes become reality and more importantly...be the look SHE wanted!

Here's what we came up with...the "After" pics...

I'll mention here that the countertops we selected for this project were made from concrete...that's right...concrete.  It was an amazing process, in which we also determined the exact finish, texture and color outcome that we wanted (well, the client made the final choice with us!).  If you want to find out more about this type of countertop then go to Granicrete to learn more.

For her walls we took down the dated wallpaper and added that pop of gold...Sherwin Williams Anjou Pear.

And the ceiling, remember that's an important factor too in the overall room ambiance...is painted in Jersey Cream (also by Sherwin Williams), which is two shades lighter than the wall color...

This picture shows more detailing of the tile design...and what do you think about this navy grout?  A feature she just fell in love with!  Oh, btw....she LOVES navy!!

She wanted plenty of glass display cabinets and shelves to showcase some of her select collectibles...which we designed above her cabinets and even incorporated some of her main cabinets this way to showcase her dishes.

Of course the kitchen wouldn't be complete without the new farm sink...a MUST in this farm house. (Sorry for the darkness of this one!)

More display cabinetry and a custom microwave niche...pull-out spice racks, etc...everything she wanted in her new kitchen.

Here's a little clearer view of the feet on these custom cabinets. 

We customized a farm table, also with the concrete countertop (mentioned above with link) on it,  to use for an island AND a kitchen table.  Going to add some stools here too!

I wish I had a close-up of this gorgeous medallion to show you!

What a fun project!  My design team and myself spent most of our time designing the lovely red, gold and blue tile designs to use in here.  It turned out great, of course with the excellent workmanship of our tile expert that installed it according to plan.  Each detailed cut of our design was carried out to "the tee" especially behind the stove.  What do ya think? I think I'll give "hubby" an extra applause too here...great job on the cabinets!!

Well, that's it for now.  I wish I had professional photos to show you now, but I don't.  Hope you could at least tell from these how our total kitchen renovation made this couple's dreams go from vague ideas and magazine clippings (yes, they had these too!)...to a beautiful reality that they will enjoy for many years to come.  

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to...
Have a "Simply Irresistible" Day! 

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April 13, 2012

From Fashion to Room Design

Happy Friday!  The end to another week already...hope your's has been a good one!

As most of you know, pastels are "in" for Spring this year.  How do YOU handle that...in fashion?  Or perhaps, in your room design.  Let's see...what about a little combo of mint green and soft pink?  This is right up my alley!

House Beautiful


Even if pastels aren't for you, remember that you can always add in a little "pop" of these colors...whether it be in your accessories (shoes, handbag or even in room accessories that is!)...or maybe you'll just leave it to this...

Essie Mint Candy Apple

Essie Pop Art Pink

Fingers and toes...with some of Essie's popular colors.

Or perhaps sport one of these colors like this...  
HGTV blog

What do you think...how could YOU use this lovely color combo of...mint green and soft pink?  Do tell.

Oh, and by the way...
Have a "Simply Irresistible" Weekend!

April 11, 2012

Simple Design Ideas

With our renovations here still underway I wanted to pop in and share some great designer picks with you today.  Sound fun? Let's put together a new look with some of these fine products...shall we?

Bungalow 5 Claire Wall Mirror

Bungalow 5 Cordova Lamp

Bungalow 5 Cordova Lamp

Perhaps you'd prefer a little more "pop" of color with that mirror instead...either way...both would be a great look!

Dash and Albert Yacht Stripe Ocean Woven Cotton Rug
Dash and Albert Yacht Stripe Rug

Now let's not forget those floors...let's "soften" the area by adding in this Dash and Albert rug...which works with either lamp choice.

Ok, now we need a table, right?  For this mirror to hang over, these lamps (2 of them btw!) at each end, and this rug on the floor in front of....this table, perhaps...

Somerset Bay Bulls Bay Console SB191

Yea...I like this one...how about YOU?  Can you catch the "vision" yet?  Last, but not least...we need accessories for in between the two lamps...hum, let's see what we found!


Something like this will work...placed right in between the lamps.  

There, we have it.  Maybe there is a foyer that has been long awaiting a little update.... it's a great way to make a grand entrance into your home.  Or perhaps you've got a bedroom dresser that neeps a "facelift"...this same idea would work there too. Take whatever STYLE you like...and find similar pieces to get YOUR  new look.  

Just be sure to let us see your 'Before and After' pics...Ok?  Have fun and be creative...make it YOU!

Have a "Simply Irresistible" Day!

Images by:  Bungalow 5, Dash and Albert, Somerset Bay, NDI

April 9, 2012

Office Inspiration

Hello, dear readers!  I hope each of you had a blessed Easter. Now it's official...my friends and family are saying I must indeed truly be "MIA".  Yikes, it has been a crazy busy last couple of weeks.  Not only with design projects, but with these here...home renovations of our own! I know it will be worth it, once it's over with...but the "going through" all this madness is hard.  So, today I am in the office...working like a mad woman (ha!), but wanted to say hello.

(Forgot source of this photo, so if you know let me know!)

And I truly do wish THIS was my newly renovated office to work in today!  Just loving this pink and green...what inspiration for an office!  

Hope your day is..."Simply Irresistible"!

April 1, 2012

New Issue of Adore

Happy Sunday!  As for my easy weekend reading this is a new release I'll definitely need to get my hands on...know why?  Come on now, your first two guesses don't even count!  You should KNOW why if you've been following for long... 

I "adore" (no pun intended!) these PINK chairs...not only the color, my fave, but this style.  We recently installed a client project using this style too.  "Simply Irresistible"...and I haven't even seen the inside of it yet!

Hope your Sunday has been a relaxing one!

Image via Adore