Wilshire Kitchen, Portland (Photo: Matt Niebuhr) transitional-kitchen
 

Wilshire Kitchen, Portland (Photo: Matt Niebuhr)

Designed for a 1930s Portland, OR home, this kitchen remodel aims for a clean, timeless sensibility without sacrificing the space to generic modernism. Cherry cabinets, Ice Stone countertops and Heath tile add texture and variation in an otherwise sleek, pared down design. A custom built-in bench works well for eat-in breakfasts. Period reproduction lighting, Deco pulls, and a custom formica table root the kitchen to the origins of the home.
All photos by Matt Niebuhr. www.mattniebuhr.com
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http://www.howellsarc.com

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marg1212 wrote:
Beautiful kitchen design! I have a question about the shhelves - Could you tell me where you found the floating shelves and how they are fastened to the wall. Thank you
   Comment   October 7, 2013
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Thanks for the compliment. The shelves were custom-fabricated for the project. They are supported by steel brackets embedded in the wall.
October 7, 2013 at 10:33pm      Thanked by marg1212
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Keisha Guzik wrote:
Paint - Wall color, please?
   Comment   April 10, 2013
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Philadelphia Cream by Benjamin Moore.
April 10, 2013 at 9:27am   
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cynpez wrote:
Deco pulls - Can you say more about the pulls? Brand, finish? Thanks!
   Comment   November 25, 2012
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It's the Deco Drawer Pull in brushed nickel, from Rejuvenation. Here's the link: http://www.rejuvenation.com/catalog/products/deco-drawer-pull
November 25, 2012 at 1:43pm   
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klkline wrote:
Is that 2 X 6 tile?
   Comment   October 8, 2012
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It's 3 X 6.
October 16, 2012 at 10:06am     
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klkline wrote:
What is the Ice Stone color you used for the countertops?
   Comment   October 1, 2012
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jarrodflores
what color grout did you use for the tiled back splash?
February 6, 2014 at 12:46pm   
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It's difficult for me to be exact about grout color in my projects. These are handmade tiles and the color relates to the clay base--in this case white. I recommend selecting grout color only after the tile has been laid.
February 6, 2014 at 1:39pm   
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rpollock141 wrote:
Love the sink! - Make/model of farmhouse sink? t/u.
   Comment   September 21, 2012
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carolreidmorris
Can you tell me about the cabinets? Wood, maker?
November 14, 2013 at 8:02am   
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The cabinets (cherry) were custom designed (by me) and fabricated locally by Wolf & Son of Portland.
November 14, 2013 at 8:41am   
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carriepress wrote:
What is the name of the backsplash tiles? They're great!
   Comment   July 10, 2012
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Carrie,
The tile is from Heath Ceramics, a company out of California that makes handcrafted tiles. The color is Blue Fog in the Modern Basics line.
July 15, 2012 at 3:14pm   
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Stephen Beck wrote:
what cabinet wood is this?
   Comment   May 31, 2012
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It's cherry, Stephen.
June 1, 2012 at 7:50am   
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kathrynwithak wrote:
Nice. What is the make and model of faucet?
   Comment   May 9, 2014

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The cherrywood cabinetry was chosen based on a beautiful cherry cabinet in the owners' living room and the rich colors of their musical instrument collection. A light countertop contrasts the dark wood. "Plus, food always looks good against a white surface," says Howells. The tile color blends with the warm walls for subtle color. Sink: Shaws; faucet: Rohls

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