Friday, August 30, 2013

Decisions in the Kitchen

It's been full speed ahead with our renovation which means lots of choices to make.
Kitchen first.  Deal with the heart of the home.  Here  is what we are working with. Good appliances (I love me some black)  Good size.  It's not exactly my taste, color wise, counter wise, and format wise, so it'll be great to see the changes & put my stamp on it.

It's a bit dark so we are removing a few upper cabinets around the windows, changing the counter top and painting the cabinets.  On the cabinets, I'm going with a deep blue grey color called "mysterious."  (I know, I know: from dark wood to dark paint....but trust me, it'll work.  hopefully.)


And tried and true Carrara marble for the counters.
Here's the slab.

Granite gone.

 I was fairly convinced that I would be going with one of these Farrow & Ball greens on the cabinets.  They felt like great historical colors that fit in with the home's origins, but at the last minute, I changed the tune a bit. 

She looks more open without those upper flanking the window, no?   It would be great to make a larger window or have three.  Next time.  I'm spending too much on the master bath and need to focus the spending. (ie, rein it in)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

New House

I started this blog a little over three years ago to document the renovations on our Boston townhouse.  I'm at it again (and not for clients).  This time, it's a Greek Revival in the suburbs and a historical landmark home to boot.  I'll use this as a platform to monitor process and air any design dilemmas and construction triumphs and mishaps.

Here she is.

A real beauty.

I'm keeping this short for now.  The before & progress pictures coming soon.