Showing posts from February, 2010

Pastel Hues and Water Views...

Why not see the waterviews from the kitchen of this 1916 shingle style estate home? The designer planned a renovation that involved gutting the area and removing several interior walls in their entirety, a brick chimney chase that was no longer in use, unsightly soffits, an old butler’s pantry and some old cabinetry in order to make an open plan kitchen and new butler’s pantry with panache. The 36” Wolf range has a tile backsplash with an array of glimmering violet iridescent tiles which pick up the violet in the walls. The fridge is a Sub-Zero stainless steel all fridge unit and next to it under the counter is a Sub-Zero freezer drawer set. To the right of the sink is a trash compactor and in the island is a roll out receptacle for recyclables. A wolf 30” wall oven with Wolf convection microwave and lower Wolf warming drawer are at the other end of the space. The Pantry has a Sub-Zero under counter freezer with icemaker on one side and a Uline beverage center on the o

Mix Master…An Eclectic Colonial Home Gets a Contemporary Bath

2010: The master bath has never had looked so good. Neutral colors are often underestimated but when combined with expertise they can pack the perfect visual punch as they do in this Old Saybrook bathroom remodel. Covenant Kitchens & Baths, Inc. in Westbrook designed this space utilizing a blend of traditional and contemporary materials. Honed Calcutta Gold marble on the floor and burled maple doors on the vanity are typically associated with more traditional spaces but they work amazingly well with the more contemporary style elements of Caesarstone countertops and tub deck along with concentric rectangular natural stone tiles on the shower wall. Deep beige walls provide a dramatic backdrop for the swirling tans and whites of the stone while a burst of color comes into the space through the use of accessories. Blue towels and burgundy accents can add some spice or changing to greens and aqua tones for spring, the rich marble and stone tile accents work equa