Category: Kitchens

Color Crush: Benjamin Moore Collingwood

January 31, 2018

I think Ben Moore’s Collingwood OC- 28 is a great neutral color that is often overlooked for the more popular colors such as Revere Pewter and Edgecomb Gray.

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Did you know that Collingwood is one of the most ‘true’ grays, (non-undertoned gray), in the Benjamin Moore color palette collection? It does have a slight undertone of purple, but in all of my years specifying this paint color for clients, I have never heard anyone ever complain of actually seeing purple in their room:

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Unlike Revere and Edgecomb, (which are grays with green undertones with some beige mixed in), Collingwood does not change from gray to greige depending on the light in a room. It stays a true soft gray in all lighting.Read More

How To Warm Up an All White Kitchen

August 12, 2017

A reader recently wrote and asked,  “I have always wanted an all white kitchen and now that I have my dream white kitchen, it seems boring and uninteresting. Do you have any suggestions on how I can warm up my cold, sterile looking kitchen? ”

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I have come across this dilemma with clients before. We see all of these beautiful photos of all white kitchens and want to duplicate the look so everything brought into the room is white. I too love the look of white kitchens, but sometimes they can feel too plain and lack personality.

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My first suggestion is to bring fabric into the room. Using fabric can soften a space as well as bringing in color with items such as window treatments:

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Resource Guide For Kitchen Redesign

August 24, 2016

Hey everyone! I wanted to share the design plan and resources we used for the kitchen makeover that I posted about earlier this week here :

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Before & After Photos of Kitchen Redesign

August 21, 2016

This project was one of my all-time favorite kitchen redesigns! It came out so beautifully and the homeowner is very happy! I gave you a sneak peek here of her before kitchen:

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Quick & Inexpensive Idea To Freshen Your Kitchen

July 28, 2016

I thought I would share a quick tip for your kitchen.  You know how a kitchen is filled with hard surfaces?:

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We have cabinets, counter tops, appliances and flooring. A few ways to add softness to the room is to bring in fabric with window treatments, tablecloths, linens and area rugs:Read More

Quick Online Kitchen Update

June 29, 2016

After all of the planning, my client is finally starting to see results in her new kitchen redesign. The granite we selected looks fabulous!:

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