There’s nothing that makes me happier than seeing how happy my clients are after their projects are completed. I started designing this white kitchen for a client in California last December and after a lot of planning and countless hardworking hours the homeowner, the cabinet maker and the contractor put into this project, we finally can say that we ended up with a kitchen that not feels classic but also current.
I have offered online interior design services for many years now and this is the second kitchen I designed for this client. I feel that we connect really well and we complement each other’s ideas. Designing a kitchen online is not an easy task. The homeowner really needs to not be afraid to put their hands into it and be ready to make some important decisions, and I must say that I am honestly very proud of how everything came together in this kitchen.
In this post I will share many details; from paint colors, flooring, lighting, countertop, backsplash to other details that make this space be a new classic when it comes to white kitchen design.
A kitchen must be more than beautiful and trendy; it certainly has to be practical.
This kitchen is full of useful spaces that I can’t wait to share with you!
We started the kitchen renovation by removing all of the old cabinets and floor tile. We then partially demolished the left wall that separated the kitchen from the formal living room (currently used as dining room).
The kitchen now feels more open and more connected with the rest of the house. This is the view of the kitchen from the dining room.
All cabinets were custom designed and made by a very talented local cabinet maker.
Paneled undercounter refrigerator drawers are located on the right from the main sink – (similar: here).
I am a huge fan of white quartzite and my client loves them as well. The one we chose for this kitchen is Mont Blanc. Quartzite is a very hard natural stone and it’s more durable than marble; therefore I tend to recommend them quite often.
Doors are shaker style with custom mullion.
My client loves to cook and having everything organized was a must. These pull out racks flank the cooktop and are perfect to store cooking oils and spices.
Located above the pull out racks, these two small drawers keep dry spices handy and organized.
This custom baking station has a base mixer shelf that swings up from the base kitchen cabinet. My client has all of her measuring cups, spoons, spices, sugar, flour in the drawers below the mixer base.
We created an archway that now leads to the new dining room space.
Built-in cabinets anchor the newly trimmed archway.
The cabinet paint color is Benjamin Moore OC-117 Simply White.
I can’t tell you how happy I am with this hutch! It truly brings a timeless feel to this kitchen. Notice the cabinet feet details and the custom glass doors with Eclipse mullion.
This part of the kitchen also features some inspiring designs!
Appliances are Bosh.
The custom pull out tray within this drawer is to place pans on prior to putting in the speed oven or when removing from it.
Spacious storage above the oven is perfect for baking sheets and large serving plates.
We removed the old tile and added White Oak hardwood floors to bring warmth and the right texture to complement the white cabinetry.
I can’t tell you how much I love this tile. It looks even more amazing in person!
Tile: Sonoma Tilemakers. Collection: Stellar – Crackle Color: Gardenia. Size: 2X6 – similar here.
We used the same backsplash tile in a herringbone pattern above the cooktop and framed it with the same countertop material; Mont Blanc quartzite.
Cabinet Pulls: Atlas Homewares A818-CM Successi Bin Cup Pull, Champagne Finish.
Counterstools are Abacus Counter Stool by Noir Furniture.
The butler’s pantry was also completely renovated.
This space feels connect to the kitchen and it features the same classic elements.
I always get asked what’s my favorite white paint color for cabinets and, although I am a huge fan of Benjamin Moore White Dove, I have to say that “Benjamin Moore OC-117 Simply White” (seen above) is my newest favorite white paint color. It works every time!
The champagne finish of this hardware looks perfect against the white cabinets!
The kitchen now feels connected to the formal dining room.
The island features custom beadboard sides.
Lighting: “Visual Comfort CHC2164 Darlana Small 4 Light Lantern Pendant Gilded Iron“ – A classic trend. 😉
Faucet is Delta Cassidy Faucet in Champagne Bronze.
Sink is Rohl Shaw Prep sink.
The island features a garbage disposal and extra storage.
Kitchen runner is from Dash & Albert Lexington Pink/Ivory Indoor/Outdoor Rug.
Wall paint color is Benjamin Moore Winds Breath OC-24 and it works beautifully with the Benjamin Moore Simply White cabinets.
Kitchen hardwood flooring is Reward Hardwood Flooring, Provence, Suzette, European White Oak.
Words from my client: “Thank you again for answering all my questions. I wish other people understood how amazing it is to have a designer and how amazing you are as a designer. Thank you for listening to us and helping us find ways to stay closer to our budget. Thank you for simplifying finish options for me.”
At the end of the day, this – my clients’ happiness – is what really counts. I am truly honored to have worked with this client once again, not only because she and her husband allows me to share my vision and bring it to reality but also for their trust and friendship.
Hersh & Son Since 1959
Richard Munoz – Ridgelinehomes@yahoo.com
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