Thursday, April 16, 2009

Kitchen & Family Room Redesign - Complete!

I am thrilled to announce the Kitchen and Family Room Redesign has been completed...just one week past its due date. The outcome has exceeded my expectations. The goal was to bring a sophisticated calm to the space, a dose of style and to correct the cabinetry, mantel and built-in issues. I happily anticipate enjoying this space with friends and family, and on rare occasion to have a few moments alone here as well!























Next, upcoming projects I'll be following on this blog are: A client's master bedroom, my own Isabella's bedroom...(am I ready for this, she has her OWN opinions!) And I have also been working on the living room of our home. Have you heard, living rooms are apparently back in style! Until next time...Janell

P.S. Here are a couple 'before' pictures, and perhaps the project is not 100% done. I still need an occasional chair in the corner. I'll add a picture when it is found!


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  1. Wow-wee! It looks just wonderful! (And the before shots weren't so shabby, either.) ;-) Congratulations! (Hey-what happened to my photo up there? Strange.)
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    Living rooms are back in style, you say? Good! That's what I need to furnish next.
    Have a great day!
    --Suzanne

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  2. Wow is all I can say! Your spaces look amazing. I have loved following this redo with you and am so thrilled to see the final results! I just wish you were in Ohio!!!! I can't wait to follow your next project!!!

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  3. Oh, and one more thing.....Your table runner is great - did you make it..... and the fabric reminds me of Amy Butler fabric????

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  4. The sofas look fabulous in your space. Owen, your biggest preschool fan, said "wow, that's so beautiful".

    It has been great fun watching this transformation. I can't wait to see what you do with Isabella's room.

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  5. What a beautiful transformation. Janell, you truly have a gift.

    Dave

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  6. Thanks! The table runner was found at Pier 1. I stopped by the store this week to see if there were any must haves, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with many of their offerings. Move over Target? (Not quite yet!)
    And Suzanne, yes, where is your adorable picture? Thanks again...Janell

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  7. Just lovely... Janelle, it really turned out beautiful! I bet you love sitting on your new sofas just taking it all in... It has been so informative and fun to watch this transformation. Thank you for sharing! (ps - ??are the p.b. pillows the "fresca blue"??)

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  8. WOW is not the word!! I love the transformation of these two rooms. Can't wait to see more.

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  9. Awesome!! Love it. You have done a great job!

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  10. I love the subtle modern pieces that you add to the rooms. Gorgeous

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  11. You're hired! LOL

    Everything about your redesign is absolutely perfect...simply beautiful!

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  12. wow i REALLY like the tile backsplash, the bevel gives it more of a sparkle as it plays well with the light. The cabinets turned out great painted white, too. I'm jealous about the coffee table...i'd love to have one but we have too many toys constantly in and out of the rug to make it worth it!

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  13. Looks absolutely fabulous! It looks so polished but still comfortable. Great job. Maybe you can help me accessorize my living room. I can't quite finish it.

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  14. Absolutely love your style.

    Could you tell me where you found your kitchen stools? Also, my kitchen is very similar to your before kitchen. Similar cabinets, similar paint color and the exact same granite. The biggest difference is that my floor is a neutral color tile instead of the wood floors you have. I am struggling with window treatments for my slider and over the sink. Any suggestions? Would the treatments you used translate to my space? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you so much.

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  15. Hi mes,
    The stools were purchased from Hip Furniture here in Portland, visit their website at www.ubhip.com.
    Regarding advice on your window treatments, I went to your link and didn't see any photos. If you post a couple there I'll take a look and answer your questions. Thanks for asking and good luck! Janell

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  17. I love the living room and kitchen, I have a similar layout and have a couple of questions for you:

    1. what did you do with your DVD player, DVR, etc? where did you hide them or are they in use in another room?

    2. I love the wall of windows, do you ever have issues with too much sun during the afternoon hours?

    3. where do you "hide" your kids' toys, in the living room?

    Thanks!
    Marlene

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  18. Hi Marlene,
    Great questions! All the media equipment is housed in the cabinets to the left of the fireplace in the family room.

    As for sunlight coming through the windows, there are two very large trees in the backyard that provide quite a bit of shade, so the room rarely has harsh sunlight.

    Finally...toys, most of them are in the bonus room, what a mess! I'll post a picture one of these days! We are also big on art projects, with all those supplies stored in the drawers and lower cabinets in the small butlers pantry.
    Thanks for asking! Janell

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  19. I love your kitchen and family room. Do you mind sharing your paint colors for the kitchen and living room? They flow so well.

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  20. Hi Stacey, Thanks! The paint color for the family room is Sherwin-Williams Quiver Tan 6151 and Universal Khaki 6150 is in the kitchen. They do compliment one another very well! Thanks for asking, Janell

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  21. Janell, first I would like to say that you again have amazed me with your talent.. You have done a FANTASTIC JOB, with all of your projects and I always look foward to seeing what you have done... I also wanted to stop by and ask a BIG favor for some advice. I am still decorating and trying to prepare for my Husbands return from overseas, I have the same type of breakfast nook area you have with the slider, and I wanted to add panels, similiar in color as what you have, because I have Universal Khaki by Sherwin Williams on my walls in my kitchen and Breakfast nook, so I thought if I use panels as the colors you have, I thought it will also look great. My question is being My Family room is open to the kitchen, and Breakfast nook area, what color panels should I use for the two windows I have in that room, which my windows are on each side of our Fireplace, and the wall color I have in the Family room is the Grey/tan color I believe you used by Sherwin Williams as well, but I can not think of the color. I just wanted your opinion if at all possible, I love panels from Pottery Barn and thought I may find some that would look good in this area, but let me know what you think, and I know what you say would really help me to go foward with my projects.. Thank you so much Janell, and I always look foward to hearing from you... Have a Great day!!!

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  22. Love, love, love the results of your kitchen redesign! Stunning!! We're in the process of redesigning ours to a similar style and are struggling with the perfect cabinet paint color. Would you mind sharing what brand/color cream paint you used for the cabinets? Thanks in advance!

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  23. Heather, the paint color on these cabinets is Sherwin-Williams Softer Tan 6141. This color looks very tan on the fan deck. In the space the cabinets look quite a bit lighter. Good luck with your project!

    Michelle, I am going to mull over your questions for a few minutes and get back to you directly.

    Thanks for all the wonderful comments and questions!!
    Janell

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  24. Janell...
    Can you tell me what the name of the granite is? Also - how did the paint come out on the cabinets. I have always wanted to paint my cabinets, but was afraid it would look unnatural. From the pix, these look VERY natural, like they were originally this color to begin with. What's the secret for making that happen?
    Beautiful job in both rooms!

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  25. I answered the last question directly to Kennyshell, but figured someone else may want to hear the answer as well.

    I think the secret to the successful paint job on the cabinets were 1) hiring excellant painters, 2) having them take their time, 3) not skimping on the sanding step, 4) two coats of primer SPRAYED on, 5) Oil based paint sprayed not brushed on. Finally, 6) the cabinet doors were sprayed off site, took over a week for the entire process. Having this work not done in my house allowed the painters to let each step dry adequately before moving on to the next layer of primer and paint.

    Thanks for asking! Janell

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  26. Hi Janell,
    I love everything thing you have done and shown us from your lovely home. I especially love the kitchen and so want to paint our cabinets. I wondered how your cabinets are holding up? Oh...and your wood floors, how do they hold up under kids? Thanks!

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  27. I am happy to say the cabinets are holding up beyond expectations! And the wood floors are doing well also, the floors are 'distressed' to begin with so a knick or ding here and there doesn't really matter.

    Hope this helps! Janell

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  28. Hi there - You've probably already said this somewhere on the blog, but I'm lazy :). I love your tile backsplash. What tile did you use?

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  31. Janell,

    You are amazingly talented. I love your kitchen. Beautiful, calm, inviting and a style that will stand the test of time. I wish you could help me solve my kitchen problems!

    Would you mind sharing the color of your granite? I have seen it before but don't recall the color. I also am considering Santa Cecelia Gold.

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  32. Wow, I love it!!! Over here from LaKeitha's site when she referred to your kitchen. The whole redo turned out great!!!

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  33. Your kitchen is BEYOND beautiful, and has become our inspiration as we re-do ours. Our cabinetry is a similar color/style, but we're flip-flopping on the granite choice and whether or not to use white or bisque back splash tile. I didn't see you note either of those in previous posts, would you mind sharing your granite color and back splash tile color? Also what are your thoughts on mixing bronze and stainless steel (stainless appliances, but bronze hardware, faucet, lighting). Thank you & THANK YOU for sharing your beautiful photos that have given us so much inspiration for our new space :)

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  34. Oh gosh!! Your kitchen and your living room its soo beautiful! I just love white. A simple color make all seems so clean, isn't it?!

    I adore the ceramic tiles over the row on kitchen.

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  35. Oh gosh!! Your kitchen and your living room its soo beautiful! I just love white. A simple color make all seems so clean, isn't it?!

    I adore the ceramic tiles over the row on kitchen.

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  36. I love your posts really informative and picture give me a lot of idea in rejuvenating my kitchen lighting i was damn confused what sort of lighting should i install according to colors of wall anyways you blogs had helped me a lot Thank you.

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  37. I love your kitchen and family room! I am building a home and have pretty much settled on Universal Khaki for the walls of my open kitchen and family room. I am going to paint the kitchen cabinets and all the other woodwork, but am having the most difficult time choosing a paint color. I am wondering why you chose Softer Tan vs. Wool Skein, which is on the same strip as Universal Khaki and Quiver Tan. Did you think it might appear too green? I would appreicate hearing your thoughts!

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  38. I love your kitchen! I have been searching in previous posts to see what your color granite is...I apologize if I missed it. Do you mind letting me know. Thanks!!

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  39. No worries, I should have done a resources post, the granite is Venetian Gold.

    Janell

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