Monday, June 01, 2009

redroze's Kitchen

White and Espresso Kitchen With Antique Pendants

Posted by redroze on Sun, Mar 15, 09
Link to redroze's Gardenweb finished kitchen post
Link to redroze's website with photos
Link to redroze's Before&After Photo

  • Cabinets: custom cabinetry made by our general contractor's uncle whose company is CD 28 Inc. Cabinet style is inset, recessed panel with concealed hinges. Grooved detail on both the doors and frames (slightly more detailed than a Shaker style). The painted cabinetry is Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace and the maple cabinets and island were custom stained to match the dark espresso grain in our hardwood floors.
  • Countertops: Bianco Antico granite. The base colour is an off-white with deposits of grey quartz, red garnet that looks like crushed red lollipops, black mica and thin sheets of pearly silver. It is 1 ¼” or 3 cm with an eased edge.
  • Backsplash: Heath Ceramics 2x8 handmade tiles from Ann Sacks in Chalk White with a matte finish. The colour is very white with a grey undertone. We did it in a traditional subway pattern. We went with a white grout as we didn't want the backsplash pattern to compete with the granite. The elongated shape is a modern take on the standard 3x6 subway tile.
  • Appliances:
    ~ Kitchenaid French door fridge
    ~ Kitchenaid 5-burner electric cooktop
    ~ Kitchenaid dishwasher
    ~ GE microwave
    ~ GE wall oven
    ~ Vent-A-Hood range hood insert
  • Hardware: Aubrey polished chrome pulls (mostly 8” but one 6” for the small drawer), Hanson polished chrome 1 ¼” knobs, and two polished nickel 1 ¼” glass knobs for the glass cabinet. All from Restoration Hardware.
  • Pendants: antique reproduction pendant lights from Turn of the Century Lighting in a bright nickel finish
  • Sinks and Faucets:
    ~ main sink: Blanco silgranit super single precis in Biscuit from Quality Bath.
    ~ main faucet: with side spray, bar faucet and soap dispensers are all from the Danze Opulence collection in polished chrome from Quality Bath.
    ~ prep sink: Ticor S705 stainless steel prep sink from Galaxy Tool Supply.
  • Flooring: red oak hardwood. The stain is a custom mix of mainly Duraseal Ebony and some Minwax Red Mahogany (bizarre mix, I know!)
  • Paint: The wall colour is Benjamin Moore Natural Cream which is a pale neutral. The painted cabinets, crown molding, baseboards and ceiling are Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace which is a crisp white with a hint of warmth.
  • Stools: The leather and brushed chrome barstools are from Urban Barn and add a modern touch to the space. I wanted low backs so they don’t interfere with the view from the kitchen to the family room.
Baking Drawer
Counter-to-Ceiling Cabinet
Floor Plan
Glass Doors
Inset Doors
Island with Seating
Lighting: Pendant
Lighting: Recessed
Lighting: Under Cabinet
Message Center/Desk
Microwave Shelf
Open Shelving
Prep Sink
Reach-in Pantry
Rollout Trays
Soap Dispenser
Unique Hardware


Anonymous said...

Love this kitchen! Thanks for all the details.

Redroze said...

Why thank you! I still need to add "finished finished" photos which include the kitchen chairs, and some type of flowers on the island and kitchen table. I LOVE fresh flowers from the garden.

Anonymous said...

Love your kitchen! I am in the process of choosing my granite for my kitchen and I'm looking at a Bianco Romano that will go on both the cherry island and cream/coffee glazed perimeter cabinet. I'm concerned with the grey tones and wonder if I need something that has more of a brown? I think you've got wonderful taste and hoping you can help!

Redroze said...

I think Bianco Romano would look beautiful with your cherry island and cream/coffee perimeter cabs. Bianco Romano has more creamy/brown tones than my Bianco Antico, which has more greyish brown tones. I think it will look fab - go for it! There is a person on Garden Web who has Bianco Romano - Deanna1949. Her kitchen was one of my inspirations, so try to find her kitchen if you can.

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love your whole house! I have been torn over the backsplash but have now decided I must have yours!! Great job!!! I hope you are enjoying every minute of it, and thanks for your post :)

Redroze said...

That's amazing that you chose the Heath Ann Sacks backsplash!!! It took us awhile to choose the backsplash too but have no regrets. It is beautiful, classic, elegant. Just figure out if you want the matte finish (which we have) or glossy.

Your kitchen has been my inspiration. Remember, it's the sincerest form of flattery to imitate something you really like. When I've looked at granite and the "feel" I want in our kitchen, I always return to your photos. So beautiful!

Emily said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for this. Great ideas and the white is spectacular.