Sunday, November 13, 2011
Wednesday: Kitchen makeover how-to
We've had a lot of requests to share our design process on the blog.
Here's what I do:
1. I start by making a list of everything that needs to go in the room. What is the purpose of the room?
2. I move to the floor plan and do the space planning. (Thinking of traffic patterns, dividing up areas, lighting, etc.)
3. I gravitate to a particular inspirational photo that I've been wanting to use. For our kitchen I'd seen an image in Domino Magazine with the same banquette. Banquettes are the perfect solution for small kitchens/dining rooms. We wanted open benches for storage space. The Saarinen knock-off from Ikea was easy because we already had it! The one in the picture is no knock off. You can tell by the shiny base.
4. Details: The banquette is made of wood and spray painted white. The clock is from Conran USA (an is the most expensive things we own besides our sofa!). The high chair is Ikea, the kids table is Ikea, the place mats are Crate and Barrel from my aunt for our wedding gift. On the counter we have out our juicer, toaster and a ceramic canister for all of our mixing utensils. On the stove I keep out my blue Le Creuset from our wedding because I use it almost every night. The pillows and inserts are from Ikea. The small plants are Ikea, the broom is from Whole Foods and the scooter is a Kick. The curtains are bad and need to be replaced but we haven't gotten around to it. We just used what we had.
Let me know if you have any questions!
Posted by Whitney or Kevin at 8:17 PM