Back in 2012 Christa submitted this entry for our Design Crew series. She was wondering what to do with her Honduras mahogany kitchen cabinets that were in rough shape. We were excited to hear from her the other day that she did a mini renovation of her kitchen and send along some before and after photos. It isn’t a dramatic transformation but I am glad because her cabinets are gorgeous and I think they’re beautiful left natural. Here is what Christa had to say about her new kitchen: I have made peace with all the wood in this house and decided to keep and refinish the original wood cabinets. They are a bit beat up but I like the patina and they’re solid wood and plywood, built to last. I decided that combining the old cabinets with some lux new appliances would balance out to something original and beautiful. I wanted the kitchen to feel fresh and bright but also timeless and appropriate to the house. I added 3 feet (a little less than a meter) of base cabinets matched to the existing ones (it was a rolling cart in the old kitchen). This gave me a lot more counter space along with shelves on the end for dog bowls and for small appliances so the countertops could stay clear. I took down an upper cabinet and built open shelves instead. I added a Heath tile backsplash, had the fridge integrated, and added a pull out pantry.
(that’s her pooch Agnes)
(that backsplash is soooooo fantastic)
Christa’s white countertops look fantastic! Looking for some for your renovation? Try – tons of colours to choose from, incredibly durable, never need sealing and scratch + stain+ heat resistant.
This is YO and Courtney Lake is one super talented interior designer! I love all of these spaces he has designed, from the mid-century vintage, the colours, the patterns and most importantly the BOLD artwork!
I love this stylish contemporary family home with a mid century riff and loads of personality. Light and bright with great use of three quarter partition walls to divide spaces, the rooms flow easily into each other and the outdoors. The master suite is fabulous with a dressing room I’d kill for and “pool” in and outside the room. Ranch style redo done right by Los Angeles and Santa Barbara based .
, based in Amsterdam, overhauls homes and makes them functional and beautiful. I love that they aren’t all about slapping drywall over crumbling brick and support beams. Old mixed with new is how they roll.