I designed this project at the end of 2019 and construction started in February of 2020. Not only did these clients live in the home during the renovation, they also lived through a renovation during the beginning weeks and months of the pandemic. They handled everything with grace and humor.
The client’s wanted to try to get more light into their north-facing space, they wanted an island and a more family friendly layout. The blond wood cabinets were original to the home, but not something they had selected.
I think this kitchen a good example of mixing metals. We have polished nickel faucets from Brizo with satin brass on the hardware and the Rejuvenation fixtures. The barstools are from Article. I sourced the Woodharbor cabinets from a fantastic local cabinet shop called Sander & Son. The floors are original, 2″ red oak planks. We stained them a medium walnut.
It was a great family area before and it still is! The table is the client’s original, mid-century dining table and the chairs are from Article. The light fixture is from West Elm. The countertops here and in the kitchen are Pental Quartz’s Misterio.
In changing up the traffic pattern for the kitchen, I closed off the Butler’s Pantry and added a wet bar to the living room in the area where you see the bookcase. Note the two low walls and carpeting – we did not think twice about getting rid of this!
We also added new railing to the staircase which you can see in the back; it was a drywalled pony wall before. I love the way this black, glass Jeffrey Court tile looks. The tile faces huge windows and the reflections are gorgeous. The cute rug is from Shaver-Ramsey.
“At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before.”
Laura is a Denver Interior Designer who runs an Interior Design Studio based in sunny Colorado with a strong commitment to livable and interesting interiors. She also runs The Colorado Nest, a Denver blog about Design, Art and Life in the Mountain West and co-hosts the book podcast "The Inside Flap" on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play.
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