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This kitchen, living room and sunroom needed updating. The terracotta range hood and walls, combined with dark countertops and faux brick backsplash made the kitchen very dark.

The cabinets were in great condition, so we capitalized on the beautiful wood by using Cambria Brittanicca Warm Quartz. The natural marble backsplash tile has a geometric inlay of grey-green marble, which coordinated perfectly with the green hood and island. A warm charcoal glaze was added to the green to give depth. Two new layered chandeliers were installed over the island and LED strip under-cabinet lighting also added much needed task lighting.  We added a slide-up door with frosted glass to an exposed open cabinet, which hides the contents and gives a more organized appearance.

The range was changed to a Viking, chef-grade unit and we added a pull-down faucet and new, deeper sink.  Vertical pulls replaced the door knobs. The walls received a lighter neutral color, and the ceiling was painted a darker neutral.

In the living room, key furniture was added to give better focal point control. The patio doors also received much needed privacy Roman Shades with beaded trim.  A bench was added along a long wall with a custom photograph above.

The sun room was painted a gorgeous green, and wall-to-wall hand-draw draperies replaced the dusty wood blinds. The rattan furniture cushions were recovered in a modern performance fabric with dark green velvet pillows. Both sides of the fireplace mantle were restyled.

In the end, this traditional, dated space because brighter and a bit more transitional!

DESIGNER: Gina McMurtrey


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