Friday, November 27, 2009

mrao77's Kitchen

Fusion of Old and New: Contemporary Blue Kitchen with Vintage Touches

Contact: mrao77 (My Page)
Posted on Mon, Sep 28, 09
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  • Cabinets: Light maple, from Aristokraft (original). We kept the existing cabinets since there were in excellent shape and in the color of our choice.
  • Counter top: Volga Blue granite, aka Spectralite blue, Polare blue. A stone from Ukraine (from the river Volga) that has a black/greyish background with huge splotches of Spectralite crystals, that are blue and silver in different lights.
  • Backsplash: Himalayan white slate 4x4, mixed with glass 2x2 tiles from Daltile, Midnight and Daylight Shimmer.
  • Sink: Zero radius, 30X19, single bowl, 16 gauge, undermounted in brushed stainless finish
  • Faucet: Giagni, pre-rinse, spring faucet
  • Barstools: Eurway blue barstools
  • Table: Eurway glass dining table and chairs
  • Lighting: Island and pendant lights from Hunter, Blue Lagoon (mouthblown glass pendants with satin nickle trim)
  • Paint: Wall color from Sherwin William. I custom matched it to a color called Sterling Silver. We troweled on texture onto the stripped walls after priming with a oil based blocking primer, and then painted with two coats of paint.
  • Artwork: "Friday Night in Soho" by Michael Brown, Giclee on canvas.
  • Curtain: grommeted Panels in morning mist, BBB
  • Kitchen Rugs: "Checkered" from Kohls
  • Pot rack and pots 'n pans: Collection from grandmother, mom and some new additions, made to look vintage!
Background Info:
I planned a contemporary kitchen with modern lines and achieved the look. But I was unable to give up my collection of vintage pot 'n pans, pot rack and my grandmother's cookware. SO I incorporated them into modern kitchen- hence the fusion of Old and New!!

Bar with Seating
Cabs Wall>36in High
Coffee Center
Cutting Board Storage
Garden Window
Lazy Susan
Lighting Above Cabinet
Lighting Pendant
Lighting Recessed
Lighting Under Cabinet
Message Center Desk
Peninsula with Seating
Pot Rack
Unique Hardware