My friend KristineÂ has asked me to help her redecorate her combined living and dining areas and to help remodelÂ the kitchen.Â
Kristine and her husbandÂ Fred bought their 1970s contemporary or shed style home a few years ago.Â Since the closing they’ve been hard at work on remodeling.Â They are likeÂ those kind of people that you see on HGTV’s Weekend Warriors, except for HGTV never shows up on their doorstep offering free labor/carpentry.Â They have routinely done their own demolition work, painting and have engaged in several DIY projects.
Because Kristine is no stranger to demo work, she will be doing the demo in the kitchen herself.Â She is also not opposed to painting theÂ rooms AGAIN.Â The basic planÂ for this project is:
- Entire kitchen remodel including new tile, flooring, countertops, cabinetry, fixtures, hardware,Â possible installation recessed lighting. We are very inspired by CREED Interiors praise of IKEA cabinetry.
- New dining & living room furniture
- new light fixtures, hiding of TV wiring
- new accessories & textiles
Custom Sofa Design, Granada
Kristine and Fred have traveled quite a bit and they collected lots of objects and carpets from the Middle East and Asia.Â It is important toÂ the couple toÂ incorporate these treasured objects in to the living spaceÂ but at the same time not let theÂ room get too saturated with these elements.Â
Considering the style of the home is critical…
I think a Southern California vibe would be good here. Think modernÂ and casual, warm wood-toned cabinetry, aÂ Big Sur dining table, a fig tree, open and loungy furniture that keeps the room flowing right out the french doors on to the rearÂ deck.Â Their personal treasures from the East and textiles and maybe a tapestry will keep the space warm.
Â Kristine sent me some images that are inspiring her.
Â Cottage Living Idea Home, 2008, Los Angeles
Â Here are some images I find to be inspiring for Kristine’s house,
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