On-Site: European Bistro Kitchen Reno

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Our European inspired custom kitchen reno is almost finished!  We completed a master bedroom update for this client last year, and over the past several months we’ve moved on to tackle several other areas of the main floor, including the living/ dining area, the front foyer and a powder room.

Here’s an up-to-date look at what’s been happening behind the scenes.

Desktop8The photo above is the vision for the kitchen and dining area. The design is fresh and clean with pops of florals, and soft coral and turquoise tones. The space is narrow, so we chose chose a neutral palette for the wall tiles, paint and custom cabinetry  to keep it feeling airy and bright. Brass light fixtures, and jewel-like hardware add a bit of sparkle!

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Here’s a peek at the cabinetry during installation. You can see some before shots of the kitchen here. The original layout included a peninsula that separated the kitchen and dining areas. A peninsula can be a great solution in some spaces, but in this narrow kitchen it was cutting off the flow and it wasn’t the most efficient use of space.

For the new design we removed the peninsula, relocated the stove, sink and fridge, and added a custom island. The new layout provides more counter space and a better flow.

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Above you can see the new island awaiting its countertop. Our client dreamed of having an island, so we were determined to make it happen!

To make it work we designed a narrow island with open storage down below. It looks light and airy, like a furniture piece. It felt a bit risky putting it into this small space, especially after seeing the cabinets installed! But we trusted our gut instincts and once it was in place it actually made the space feel bigger!

Painted in Benjamin Moore’s Baltic Sea and finished with decorative brass knobs, it makes a nice statement and offers lots of counter space and storage.


Above is the dining area in progress. We’ve painted the walls, and are in the process of painting the newly installed wainscotting. For the furniture, we’re chosen a tulip table from Attica and beautiful bistro chairs from Serena & Lily.

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Above you can see some fabric and paint swatches that are being used in the dining and living area. We just finished recovering an ottoman for the living area in the lovely floral fabric from Kravet on the bottom left. You can see a sneak peek on Instagram!.

Blog May2nd5-001The powder and foyer are also coming along. The photo on the left is of the wallpaper we chose. The large-scale floral paper is for the foyer, and the bold coral paper is for the powder room. On the right you can see the funky vintage light fixtures I found on Etsy and the newly retiled floor. You’ll have to check back in for the final result!

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