HGTV Magazine + Bright & Fresh First Floor Reveal


Full disclosure time: we've been sitting on these kitchen photos since FEBRUARY because this kitchen nook is featured in the September issue of HGTV Magazine! Wahoo! This is such a bright and fresh space, we are so excited to share it with the world. Pick up your issue today and view our feature here! Here's the full project reveal, including a few before and afters because they are too good not to share.


We seem to have a penchant for clients that have utterly early 2000s kitchens and the desire to lighten, brighten and update them. We aren't mad about this. This project involved a total kitchen gut, including opening up the wall to the dining room, some layout rearranging (shifting a coat closet and the refrigerator), an addition of a built-in breakfast nook and an overhaul of the living room - a new coat closet, fireplace revamp, and full decor. 


The only thing we kept in the kitchen was the slate tile floor. We incorporated new white and royal blue cabinetry with brass accents, new quartz countertops, and, my favorite, new lighting. 



It's so nice to be able to have a view to the dining and living room. And to not have a funky angled sink for no apparent reason.




Here's a fun little side by side before and after of the kitchen nook featured in HGTV Magazine. We definitely faced some challenges going into this one: center the table on the existing trio of windows and accommodate the low window adjacent. We hashed out the final solution in the field with the GC, carpenter, and client. This solution that includes dual storage areas given the proximity to the back entrance, allows for a back rest all around and doesn't obstruct the great light that window provides. 


It took us a while to find the perfect paper and fabric for this spot. We knew we wanted something fun and patterned that complemented everything else but still felt cohesive, yet a bit unexpected. Featherfest by Schumacher in Leaf was the one!


Not only was the kitchen overhauled, but the living room was too. 


We played off the existing draperies and pair of chairs and the new kitchen blues. The biggest living room change was the fireplace though - goodbye weird nooks, raised hearth and fake brick!




Hello, Pratt & Larson Tile and custom made mantel and millwork!


As usual, we are truly grateful we were able to collaborate with our clients on this fun transformation as well as Redstone Builders for making it come to life. Special thanks to the editors at HGTV magazine for the nook feature! 

View the HGTV article here or download the digital edition

View the full project gallery here

Interior Design & Styling: Unpatterned

Photography: Dustin Halleck

See other press here.