One of our most popular main bedroom and bathroom projects, and one of our earliest were for a client that, to be honest, is one of our favorites because she says "yes" to every wacky idea we come up with. You may recognize this room from the way back machine. (Resources below)
And this bathroom... (details on the bathroom here)
So, when the client reached out about updating her kitchen, we didn't hesitate to say yes. As we mentioned, the home was custom built in a Spanish style with soaring ceilings, wood beams and gorgeous Saltillo floors. We knew right away that we wanted to amp up the hacienda vibe but also infuse some modern elements. Paint, as we preach over and over again, is a gamechanger. Never underestimate what a difference a coat of paint can make.
I mean, paint! We went with white on the uppers and a dark gray on the bottom to allow the tile backsplash to shine. Both colors also play so well with the warm granite countertops. New hardware in brass pops off the cabinets instead of getting lost in the previous sea of brown. And let's talk about this tile. Handmade cement tile from Zia Tile that gives us all the Spanish Mediterranean feels and adds that much needed infusion of color we can't live without. The addition of a vintage runner makes it such a fun place to be, you might even have volunteers to do the dishes!
Cabinet uppers: Whitetail from Sherwin Williams
Cabinet lowers: Peppercorn from Sherwin Williams
Hardware: Signature Hardware
Backsplash Tile: Zia TIle, similar here
Pendants: Visual Comfort
Rug: Vintage from Chairish, similar here
In the dining area, the first order of business was to paint the sideboard a bright blue to play off of the tile backsplash. Add a pair of lamps, a plant and this amazing artwork from Marianne Rodriguez to create a dramatic focal piece that draws you right on in. The existing dining room table was updated with new wishbone dining chairs and a gorgeous Oushak rug. Remember that your wood tones don't have to match! In fact, it's way more interesting when they don't.
Dining table: Pottery Barn
Dining chairs: Wayfair
Rug: Oriental Rug Galaxy
Sideboard paint: Briny by Sherwin Williams
Art: Marianne Rodiguez
So, the lesson for the day is, "When in doubt, paint." And the second lesson is, "Say yes to everything Shauna suggests." Trust us.
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