A family of seven needs a lot of space, so to make the most of this kitchen's square footage, a custom island was designed around their dining table. With a banquette (made of easy-to-clean vinyl!) the family now had a spot to hang out and grab a snack or casual meal. Range: Wolf; Range hood: Sub Zero; Integrated fridge and freezer: Sub Zero; Lantern pendants: Entwined Oval Driftwood by Shades of Light; Countertops: Fantasy Brown by Arizona Tile
Two brown stools, decorated with multiple blue and brown fleur-de-lis, contrast the bright white railing. Blue plates hang vertically for a touch of country charm while a built-in white shelving unit serves as a unexpected spot for storage or decorations.
Okay, how cool is this? Instead of traditional cupboards, this kitchen uses vertical plate racks to turn everyday storage into an eye-catching display. Notice, too, how well the blue shelves pair with the tile backsplash.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah and her team constructed a custom plate rail from stock lumber and backband molding. The portion of wall above the plate rail was painted a light, wispy blue to make the room appear larger and accent the turquoise decor.
By grouping together cheeses with distinctly different tastes (aged, soft, hard or blue), then mixing them with sweet and savory food pairings, a cheese plate can be the standout appetizer of a social occasion. Suggested ingredients: 1/4 pound manchego cheese; 1/4 pound fontina cheese; 1/4 pound goat cheese; 1/4 pound blue cheese; 1/2 pound figs; 1/4 pound prosciutto, thinly sliced; salted crackers; unsalted crackers; olives; herbs; black pepper; one bunch red grapes; one bunch green grapes; baguette; honey; raspberry compote.
The dining room is illuminated with a dark metal chandelier and staged with bright, comfortable chairs and a dining table set with blue plates and French Country accessories and greenery. The new French doors open to the backyard and offer additional natural light.
Thanks to its central location, the dining room is easily serviced by the Butler's Pantry and the Wine Station, the latter of which is equipped with two Thermador wine chillers. Blue plates on the table speak to the home's contemporary color scheme.
The renovated dining room is illuminated with a metal chandelier and staged with bright, comfortable chairs and a dining table set with blue plates and French country accessories and greenery. The new French doors open to the backyard and offer additional natural light.