Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Little Kitchen That Could

I fell in love with this project from the start. I was called into the project at the last minute with only weeks to complete it. We had a limited budget and did I mention major time restrictions? I was determined to give this client her "dream" country kitchen- she had suddenly lost her mother and the majority of her fond memories with her mom took place in the kitchen. So with a little creativity and a lot of love we turned out a kitchen with a true country charm.

The kitchen was dark, tight & dated...



First we closed off the awkward second doorway to make room for a stove & refrigerator. This really opened up the space and created an overall better flow. Next we ripped out the flooring and replaced it with hardwood to match the existing finish throughout the house. Lighting was next and we went with can lights and a replica lantern pendant. Crisp white cabinets and carrara marble countertops brightened the space and added a modern vibe to the rustic details. I added a white distressed edge subway tile as backsplash- the edge kept the tile from looking too modern or sterile. Perhaps the biggest challenge was the client's desire for a non traditional stove vent. She really wanted an old stovepipe. Under timing & budget pressure we opted to make a custom vent.  I had the electrician cut the shade from a factory pendant to create the vintage look. We added a fan and attached to exhaust. We then sprayed it out matte black and voila- stovepipe.

pendant used for vent base

fan added to exhaust/pendant base

final product



I simply adored working on this project and love the after product...

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Brass is popping up everywhere and I couldn't be more thrilled. Brass adds a warmth, sophistication, and interest to your space- any space.  Check out my latest obsession. ..

Lamp: Arteriors "Walker". Tray: Arteriors "Charles". Chandelier: Ro Sham Beaux "Gigi".  
Bar Cart: Crate&Barrel "Libations"
Crib: Nurseryworks "Uptown".
Side Table: Oly Studio "George"

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

CS Interiors

Check out my collaboration with Wright Auction for the Wright Now collection! Wright Now offers the same fab pieces without going to auction- Brilliant.