Killer kitchen combos that work

Happy Monday….I mean Happy Tuesday!

Excuse me, I do believe I am still drunk off of fireworks, and hotdogs and celebrating the last weekend in our crappy rental! We are in full swing move mode and I have all things “new house” inspo on the brain. I can’t quite land on what my own new kitchen will look like, so lets talk about a few combos that are really good “go-to’s”.  Sometimes all you need is a good starting point, so here ya go! I put together 5 different combos,  including wall paint color, cabinet paint color, countertop material, backsplash, and hardware.

Now If I could just create a button that makes it all happen for you with no money, contractors, or headaches…

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combo 1: wall paint // cabinet paint // backsplash // hardware

combo 2 :  wall paint // cabinet paint // backsplash // hardware

combo 3: wall paint // cabinet paint // hardware

combo 4: wall paint // backsplash // hardware

combo 5: wall paint // cabinet paint // backsplash // hardware

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+ I want to go to…the dean hotel! +

Has anyone stayed at the Dean Hotel yet?!? I came across this guy and have been trying to figure out a reason for me to go to Providence, R.I. just so I can check it out! It’s a hotel that was transformed from a historical building and now houses just over 50 rooms. It’s filled with custom and unique furniture and found objects from around the world – exactly what I like! I absolutely love the attention to detail throughout and hope I’ll get to see it with my very own two eyeballs one day.

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“crushing on” – natural wood dining chairs

I’ve got a little crush…on some natural wood dining chairs. They just seem to look so darn good all the time! I pulled together a few inspo pics of these beauties in action. I also gathered a few of my own faves for you to see – check it out!

Amber Interiors - Crushing on - Natural Dining Chairs

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Client Freakin Fabulous: The Guest Bath Reveal

Here is another informative and juicy post from my appropriately named  Client Freakin’ Fabulous. This time around I’m showing you some of the thought process that went into renovating their guest bathroom.

1 // I wanted to do something kinda cool in this cute little space. One of the first things that came to mind when we were pulling this baby together was adding a little visual interest to the floors to draw your eye away from the small space. PLUS having rad floors scores you double points when you can provide your guests with a rad floor for them to take a pic of their feet on for social media! I blame @ihavethisthingwithfloors !! HA!

2 // Add storage!!  Ya see….it was pretty little, and in my opinion if a bathroom is little, you really need to get creative with both storage, AND making it interesting with fixtures etc. so that it doesn’t just end up looking like an updated boring bathroom when your all done. We created this unique floating vanity out of walnut and added leather pulls for interest…and a touch of manly, masculine vibes.

3// To lighten up the room I painted the walls with Dunn Edwards white and changed the shower tile to a simple subway to keep everything bright and clean-looking. Instead of going with basic “silver” shower fixtures, we went with a matte black finish on all the shower trim and shower glass pulls. It was a lot more sleek and fit in with the whole vibe of the house.

4 //  We didn’t stop at the matte black though… Just a touch of brass was added with their faucet and some fun pendants to bring back elements of the kitchen and the rest of the house.. I love the look of it contrasted with the dark vanity and wood built out.

5 // Instead of just mounting a mirror, I wanted to do something a little more unique. We created a shelf out of walnut above the sink that would house the mirror and allow for a fancy Aesop soap and a cactus…or something a little less glamorous…like a curling iron?! 

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“after” photos by Tessa Neustadt

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//Before and After: Client Sandy Castles//

Obvs I have said it a million times…but I love a good BEFORE + AFTER and guess what…..It’s time for another one!!!  Can I just say I absolutely loved working with and adored these easygoing clients that I dubbed #ClientSandyCastles! This house was such a huge transformation turning from a dark and dated space into a light and airy breezy beach pad. I was lucky enough to get to work with architect extraordinaire Eric Olsen and dream contractor Luke of  Showalter Construction who made this project SO great to work on. I have said it before and I am saying  it again, working with talented trades, and really trusting and easy-going clients make for the BEST projects, and Sandy Castles was no exception. It was a really amazing job from start to finish.

So what did we do? Well this house was completely renovated. New kitchen, new layouts, new floors, removed walls, added rooms and a bathroom for their sweet little kiddos. I love how every part of  this home turned out – especially the kitchen and the adorable kids’ rooms. Take a looksie and tell me what y’all think!!

//ENTRY BEFORE//

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//ENTRY AFTER//

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//FAMILY ROOM BEFORE//

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//FAMILY ROOM AFTER//

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photos by: Tessa Neustadt

//KITCHEN BEFORE//

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//KITCHEN AFTER//

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photos by: Tessa Neustadt

//DINING ROOM + MAN CAVE BEFORE// 

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//DINING ROOM + MAN CAVE AFTER//

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//MASTER BEDROOM BEFORE//

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 //MASTER BEDROOM AFTER//

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//THE GIRLS’ ROOM BEFORE//

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//THE GIRLS’ ROOMS AFTER//

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photos by: Tessa Neustadt

//THE LITTLE DUDE’S ROOM BEFORE//

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//THE LITTLE DUDE’S ROOM AFTER//

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photos by: Tessa Neustadt

There is still some other parts of the house that we will reveal….but for now this is the majority of the inside. Hope you like it!!!

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New Office Space Update

Wooowwwzeeerrr! When I say my “cup runneth over”….I am not freaking kidding around. I am so freakin’ crazy excited about our new office space…and as much as I wanted to hold out and wait till it was all done and ready for you, I couldn’t control myself. I MUST  show you where it’s at right now and what my big plans are for it.

We have had a few hiccups with getting things going, mainly because of all the permits we had to pull, coupled with the lack of urgency from anybody but myself, but it has happened. All is swell and we are in the full swing of things.  Demo is done and we are starting framing tomorrow, which I can’t wait to see….maybe I’ll have to sneak in another update before it’s complete.

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We have done a lot of knocking down and there is bucket loads to do. I can’t wait for the building back up part to now start… I only hope I can pull it all off …wink wink

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Get the Look // client freakin’ fabulous // family room

I know some of you have been wondering where I scored certain pieces for Client Freakin’ Fabulous and although I can’t give you my direct sources, I can definitely share a ‘get the look’ with you!

Happy Wednesday lovers!

// 1 Peggy Mid-Century Terminal Chaise Sectional // 2 Colton Coffee Table // 3 marmotinto rug // 4 shoppe pillowsjoyce, cape, fergie, davey, alexis, alexander // 5 vintage african indigo throw // 6 mid-century turned leg planter // 7 womb chair medium // susila rattan ottoman // 9 gypsy sundance print // 10 white palms print //

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pillow combo of the weekend

Happy FriYAY friends!!

Thought I would kick off your weekend with a little pillow combo…enjoy!!

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Client Freakin Fabulous: The Kitchen Reveal

I have been waiting patiently to get into the nitty gritty of Client Freakin’ Fabulous and all that went down in their sweet pad overhaul. I figured we should start with a little kitchen reveal. I am gonna go through the whole process – beginning to end – showing you how we achieved an open and airy vibe for the heart of this home.

1 // The first thing I wanted to do when I saw this space was knock down the wall separating the front room and the kitchen. I wanted to bring more light into the space and make it feel more open to the rest of the home.

2 // I painted the island a darker color and added panelling to the side of it in order to make it feel a little more modern. I also wanted to tie in the panelling from the fireplace and bookshelf in the family room and the island seemed like a perfect place to do it!

3 // The backsplash tile was changed to a 2″x8″ subway instead of the traditional 3”x5” size, giving the backsplash a more unique look. A custom mixed dark gray/brown grout was used to really make the tiles stand out.

4 // Brass was added. Yes, I know it can be a bit much sometimes to add brass when there are tons of stainless appliances, but I am a believer in the mixing of metals and frequently do it myself. I think it turned out fabulous…freakin’ fabulous! ha!

5 // To really make a statement with the island I added a 3″ thick Calcutta top. However, in order to save some dough and have a surface that was a little more durable we used organic white caesarstone for the back counter.

6 // The ceilings are a little low, so I decided to forgo hanging lights above the island and instead just focused on finding a super rad light fixture to place above the dining room table. 

I love the feeling of the finished space! It’s exactly the look we wanted to give our fabulous clients. 

Check it out!

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Designer quick tip

While I sit, sunning myself on the lovely island of Turks and Caicos,  I thought it seemed the perfect time for another designer quick tip….here ya go!

Enjoy my lovelies!

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