January 29, 2013

Mood Board: Charlotte’s Kitchen

Back with another mood board today! Get your own personalized mood board here :)

I worked on several mood boards for Charlotte, covering her kitchen, living, and dining room. Today we’ll be sharing the first of three! Here’s what I came up with for the kitchen!

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Wall color: Smoke Embers by Benjamin Moore – the same color used throughout her living and dining space.

1- Dark Granite Countertops: Similar to Charlotte’s already owned counters.

2- BM Chantilly Lace: Charlotte was hoping to paint their dark wood cabinets. I suggested this soft white, which is bright enough to lighten up the space, but nothing too stark.

3- Marble Hex Tile: This gorgeous 3” hex tile backsplash, in white carrara marble, will be the show stopper of the kitchen! Typically marble isn’t in the budget for our mood boards, but because Charlotte has a very small section (around 7 feet), the $13/ sq. ft. price tag won’t break the bank! It’ll contrast so beautifully with the dark counters, and the tile is polished so it’ll gleam from across the room!

4-  Industrial Pendants: I suggested swapping out Charlotte’s current island pendants with 3 of these industrial-inspired glass pendants. The clear glass is perfect for islands, which allows a clear view from one side of the room to the other. It’ll also work nicely with the glass pendant in the dining mood board (more on that next time)!

5- BM Blue Heron: Two-tone kitchens are all the rage right now. Using this navy blue on the island cabinets is sure to make a statement. Since the new kitchen color scheme will provide white cabinets as a backdrop, she can totally pull off a darker color for the island!

6- Aluminum Bar Stools: Three of these sleek-lined bar stools would really pop in front of the navy blue island!

7- Coral Tea Towel: A fun burst of color for the opposite side of the space.

8- Hardwood Flooring: Charlotte currently has tile in the kitchen area, but the surrounding areas are in a hardwood similar to the one shown. If the budget allows down the road, this represents how the design would work either way.

9- Blue Striped Rug: A great striped rug option for the kitchen. Possibly a 2×3 or a nice long runner to stretch behind the island! If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, these are nice underfoot.

10- Nickel Cabinet Knob: The satin nickel finish for the cabinet doors works perfectly with Charlotte’s stainless appliances and the aluminum island stools. These knobs are simple enough to blend nicely and divert all the attention to the drawer pulls.

11- Nickel Drawer Pull: A classic satin nickel pull for all the drawers. By far, the most inexpensive cup pull I have seen yet.

12- Wall Mounted Desk: Charlotte has a small, unused corner in her kitchen area that she’d like to use a mail station. This wall mounted desk provides a mini work desk, shelves, and an open back for more wall mounted organization! It’s only 20” deep so it shouldn’t take away from any space in the kitchen.

13- White Files: These white wall files are great for sorting mail or other important papers, schedules, magazines, etc.

14- Grass Letter Holder: A fun pop of green for dividing mail, bills, etc.

15- Acrylic Desk Oraganizers: A few more options for the desk top. Love these clear acrylics!

16- Green Wishbone Chair: We used several of these green wishbone chairs in the design for Charlotte’s dining space. She could easily toss in one of those for a desk chair or buy one solely for this area. Great way to tie to two areas together!

17- Felt Storage Boxes: And for the things she’d rather not display, a few of these grey felt storage boxes on the desk shelves!

Psst – Several of you have been asking about before and after photos. I must look out for the client’s privacy at all costs, however, if they are willing to share you’ll be the next to know. Also, keep in mind, redesigns can take time. So, even if they’re open to sharing the progress it’s unlikely that it’ll be a weekend turnaround 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Mood Board: Charlotte’s Kitchen

  1. [email protected] pineapple and coconut

    Oh! I need to do one of these for several of my rooms in our new house! Kitchen remodel is underway – just posted before pics on my blog. I am also looking for inspiration for our front formal living room and master bedroom. Of course I am all over pinterest for those but I really love these mood boards. Those cabinet pulls are the exact same ones I want in my new kitchen!

  2. Megan

    I love the color scheme of the kitchen. So fun and bight, yet sophisticated at the same time. I hope she does this kitchen and sends you pictures!!

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