In our September issue, designer Krista Lewis shared the story of the renovation of Drs. Kimberly and Kirk Reynolds’s kitchen and bath. Here, she shares the “before” photos of the transformation, which included structural as well as style changes. Read on to see all the pics, along with an updated floor of the residence.…
It’s Tobi TV Wednesday again, and today we’re sharing the next in a series of videos created by interior designer Tobi Fairley, in which she uses the home design featured in our June issue to offer advice on how to use her techniques in your own home. This video is all about how to make the best–and most beautiful–use of your kitchen space.
In a kitchen, you don’t need a ton of space to make it work for you. In fact, I like to design smaller kitchens to really test my ability to create a fabulous, functional space. Let’s look at the great kitchen of one of my favorite clients for a few tips
Our Kitchen & Bath issue is packed full of design inspiration and this kitchen features a sleek design that is big on style. For homeowner Diann Hurley, who had recently downsized, a simple style with abundant storage was high priority, so she traded lower cabinets for drawers. A trio of beaded pendants from Lighting Emporium brings in the room’s red accent color along with a touch of glamour. Sleek, wood-and-metal barstools offer low seating without disturbing the view into the adjacent den. Both the embossed crocodile countertops and the articulating faucet—which is operated with a joy stick—are conversation starters on the kitchen’s large island. We’ve gathered a few items to help you get the look. Read the full story online here or find a copy of the September “Kitchen & Bath” issue on newsstands.
It’s almost the weekend and if you’re planning to do any remodeling or decorating, this French-Country inspired kitchen might just be the inspiration you need! To homeowner and interior designer Amber Doggett, tranquility at home is a top priority. She uses a low-contrast color palette of light neutrals, which creates a serene atmosphere throughout her home. In the kitchen, the island is finished in an aqua tone, posing a restrained—yet playful—contrast to the rest of the cabinetry. They also used accessories minimally with a point to not fill up the house with a lot of stuff. Get the look with our product roundup or contact Doggett through her store, Vivid Designs in the Pleasant Ridge Shopping Center in West Little Rock. Find the full story online here or grab a copy of the new August issue on newsstands now.
It’s almost the weekend and if you need some kitchen inspiration, you’re in the right place. This beautiful European-inspired kitchen is our Room of the Week, designed by sisters Talena Ray and Mona Thompson of Providence Design. The heavily-veined granite countertops combined with the diamond-shaped, mixed-stone backsplash give the kitchen design color and movement. Ray and Thompson commissioned the iron light fixture centered over the island. This kitchen also features custom kitchen cabinets with a blue-gray glaze reminiscent of the patina of antique painted furniture. We’ve rounded up a few items to help you get the look. Read the full story online here or find a copy of the June issue on newsstands.
Today’s color cues come from this Southwestern-meets-Tuscan style kitchen seen in our April issue. This before and after transformation was designed by Kathryn LeMaster of Kathryn J. LeMaster Art & Design. Homeowners Jessica and Clay Barber are parents to five boys and needed to completely rethink their kitchen space. By removing a divisive dining peninsula, adding banquette window seating and removing some upper cabinets, she was able to improve traffic flow and balance out the space. LeMaster also introduced an airy color palette to help create the illusion of a more spacious room. She carefully selected materials, such as chestnut hardwood floors, distressed mango-wood breakfast table, bronze hardware, understated travertine herringbone-pattern backsplash and earth-toned granite countertops, along with turquoise and orange accents, which all add to the Southwestern flair in this traditional space. Be sure to read the full story online here.
You’ve seen the before and after images of this fun family space in our April issue. Designer Kathryn LeMaster maximized space and functionality for a family of seven in a complete overhaul of their breakfast/kitchen/office area, the hub of their home. This banquette-anchored breakfast nook is really a focal point of the room, and it brings together the earthy-yet-bright palette of rusts, oranges, aquas and neutrals. Knowing that there will be times when this space could use a style freshen-up–whether with a change of season or for a special occasion–LeMaster has equipped them with everything they need to mix up the look a bit.
See what changed? Just the patterened pillows on the banquette and a few of the plates that frame the window. Have a closer look:
These very simple changes make the space more lively and casual and much more summery! Small changes can make a big difference. Are there spaces in your home that could use a little fresh energy like this now that spring has arrived?
This Little Rock kitchen marries the home’s old-world style with modern convenience. As seen in our January/February issue and designed by Massimo Interior Design in Little Rock, the kitchen was designed around this beautiful slab of granite which has a deep blue veining. On the back wall, a built-in cabinet was made to resemble a stand-alone cupboard. Do you have cabinetry in your kitchen that is painted to stand out? If so, what color? Read the full story online in the January/February issue here or find a copy on newsstands.
When we featured her blog, My Sweet Savannah, in our April Cottage issue, Melaine Thompson was as thrilled as can be. And as we’ve gotten to know her a little bit more, we’ve decided that she might be one of the sweetest and most enthusiastic bloggers out there! As a wife and mom, Melaine also manages to maintain a thriving blog that’s as lighthearted as she is. Hop on over to My Sweet Savannah and you’ll see right away why Miss Melaine has thousands of online followers.
I love to mix vintage and new in my home, which you can see in just about every room! Here are some of my favorites, along with images and tips to help At Home’s readers freshen up your homes this spring.
In my kitchen I used old wood numbers I found at a flea market to add a little whimsy above my kitchen window. These numbers are our address, but you could do a anniversary date, birth date, or any other memorable date for you!
In the guest bath I have hung fluffy white towels from a piece of vintage molding and wood turned into a coat rack.
Garage sale chairs get a coat of clean white paint. I made a simple slip for the seats out of old cotton feed and grain sacks acquired over time at garage sales, flea markets, and thrift stores.
Again, repurposing feed sacks into pillows.
I made these chunky wood frames out of vintage wood. The bottom 2 frames here I made out of new wood, painted and distressed to look old.
I love to decorate shelves with old books. Look for interesting colors with a great patina in a color that will go with the scheme in your home.
Craigslist is a great place to find vintage items for not much money. I picked up this hutch recently and it has the most perfectly imperfect chippy paint. I used old glass bottles to hold blooms out of our garden, and topped it off with another frame made out of vintage wood. Mix old and new dishes for an eclectic farmhouse look!
(All the photos were taken by me with the exception of the first 2. Those are by Kimberly Taylor of Mimi Charmante.)
From advertising coordinator Laura LaRue: “In my dream house, I’ll have those orange chairs around my dark wood dining room table please!” (“Rainbow Around the Table” from Coco+Kelley)
From associate editor Paulette Pearson: “Couldn’t let this edition of Friday Favorites go by without acknowledging Elizabeth Taylor, one of the last actresses from Hollywood’s golden era. Don’t know about you, but I’ll be watching Cat on a Hot Tin Roof this weekend. (“A Legend Lost” from The Neo-Traditionalist)
From marketing coordinator Lauren Strother: “What a transformation! We have been in the process of updating our kitchen and I definitely think I need these Carrera marble counters. Love it all!” (“My Kitchen Before & After, Part 2” from Caitlin Creer Interiors Blog)
From editor in chief Diane Carroll: “What great style, between wonderful architecture and well-chosen furnishings. All very sculptural and never cluttered. Love the beautiful table tops too, and the big vases with pink flowers are a nice way to maximize the impact of a few blooms.” (“Gardening Belgian-Style: An Interview with Greet LeFevre” from Providence Ltd.)
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