Eclectic Kitchen and Living Space
St. Louis Missouri, 2018
Karen Palmer Photography
Our clients wanted their outdated kitchen gone! It did not function well at all for their family of four — there was limited counter space, a tiny dishwasher, small sink, and the design was a mix of hodge podge of materials that did not really go well together. We worked together to create a plan that was well thought-out and provided them with a place where family and friends could gather. We started by creating a large island that provided seating for six and allowed for a better connection between the living room and the kitchen. We closed up the doorway to their back hallway in order to add even more storage and counter space. The quartz countertops will will be durable enough to withstand their kids' homework and art projects and are easily cleaned after family meals.
This 120 year old home has beautiful exposed brick walls that we felt necessary to leave as a design element in the space. The homeowners wanted a relaxed, eclectic design that didn't feel too formal or too trendy. They wanted the island to be different than the rest of the cabinetry and our homeowner fell in love with deep teal for the island. We used a traditional cup pull on the drawers, but we selected a brushed brass finish to make it a bit more modern and warm up the cool gray and teal. Our clients were determined to uncover the old fireplace that had been plastered over so they did exploratory work to discover it was, in fact, still there. We removed all of the plaster, did a bit of repair work on the brick, and added a marble hearth and a reclaimed wood mantel. The brick and the reclaimed wood help connect the living room and kitchen. We used matching reclaimed wood floating shelves on the range wall as well. Overall, the space feels relaxed and comfortable and is now a great place for entertaining.