Gray built-in china cabinets frame this kitchen's case opening. Classic crown molding brings sophistication to the space. Elegant, glass orb pendant lights dangle from the skylight over a butcher block prep area.
A pillowcase fastened around an embroidery hoop creates a simple and attractive no-sew alternative to the traditional laundry hamper. A patterned fabric can add extra color and appeal to match your dorm room decor.
The designer removed most of the wall between the dining room and kitchen resulting in an 8 foot cased opening, making the rooms feel and work as one. The crown molding above the cabinets was continued around the room.
The floor plan was modified somewhat, redefining the kitchen and creating a less formal dining area and new breakfast nook. This side of the living room now opens onto the dining area through a cased opening with side lights.
The original hardwood floors were damaged in places so, once old carpeting and laminate flooring were removed, new flooring in dark finish was installed throughout the first floor for a uniform and sophisticated look. New drywall is painted in pale, powder blue, offering a pleasing contrast with the dark floors and stained trim around the cased opening.
Every home should be so well equipped as to have additional storage for the kitchen, plus a landing spot for coats, bags and to drop off wet shoes. This area is just off of the kitchen and adjacent to the back door, therefore in the perfect position for the way this family functions. The two shelves flanking the cased opening conceal pocket doors that lead to the kids’ play area and powder room. While the spaces are beautifully organized I can’t help but be captivated by the stunning area rugs in both spaces. They are definitely adding artful value in this zone of the house.
This traditional living room features neutral textured walls paired with white crown moldings and deep brown hardwood floors. A tan sofa is paired with a woven natural fiber area rug, while floral upholstered armchairs provide additional room for relaxing. An arched cased wall opening shows allows for quick access to the kitchen.