maven interior design

fresh, airy kitchen update

A high-quality walnut kitchen was original to this house, and was only about 10 years old. The layout worked well and the cabinets were in great shape, however the wood stain was too heavy and the granite was just plain blah. The dated look carried over to the adjoining eat-in area. We breathed freshness and fun into the existing space with color, a little carpentry work, and lots of creativity. Not only did we have the cabinets painted Farrow and Ball’s Strong White and the island painted a warm gray, we had a master carpenter add a custom top piece and crown to the wall cabinets, which all amounted to an updated look. We had the granite replaced with Calcutta Novus, a gorgeous dramatically-veined quartzite (perimeter counters in solid white quartz), and added a marble hexagon mosaic to the backsplash. Soft brass accents were added through a pair of Thomas O'Brien pendants, hexagon-shaped cabinet linear pulls, and the modern and dramatic Arteriors chandelier. Drapery was designed and hung in a bright and fresh Romo fabric. The lucite and brass stools and the 6’ glass X-base table are the final accessory to the brand new look!

Living Room View
Dining Room View Details of Living Room

photo credit: Sarah Winchester Studios