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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May 9, 2014
kathrynwithak wrote:
Nice. What is the make and model of faucet?
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It's a Grohe.
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October 7, 2013
marg1212 wrote:
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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.
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April 10, 2013
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Philadelphia Cream by Benjamin Moore.
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November 25, 2012
cynpez wrote:
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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
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October 8, 2012
klkline wrote:
Is that 2 X 6 tile?
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It's 3 X 6.
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October 1, 2012
klkline wrote:
What is the Ice Stone color you used for the countertops?
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jarrodflores
what color grout did you use for the tiled back splash?
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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.
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September 21, 2012
rpollock141 wrote:
Love the sink! - Make/model of farmhouse sink? t/u.
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carolreidmorris
Can you tell me about the cabinets? Wood, maker?
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The cabinets (cherry) were custom designed (by me) and fabricated locally by Wolf & Son of Portland.
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July 10, 2012
carriepress wrote:
What is the name of the backsplash tiles? They're great!
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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.
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May 31, 2012
Stephen Beck wrote:
what cabinet wood is this?
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It's cherry, Stephen.
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December 13, 2014
spongeworthy wrote:
love te window style; does it open from the bottom? what is th emake a
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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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Taking a closer look, you can see that the tile is a grayish blue. The counters are by IceStone, and the deco-style pulls are in keeping with the style of the 1930s home. Tile: Blue Fog, Heath Ceramics; sink: Fireclay apron front, Rohl; wall paint: Philadelphia Cream, Benjamin Moore; cabinets: custom, cherry; counters: Alpine White, IceStone

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What Goes w/Wood Cabinets?-- Cream walls, blue tile. Cherry cabinets look warm and welcoming with blue tile, cream walls and wood floors. An apron-front farmhouse sink and a schoolhouse light fixture are charming vintage touches. Transitional Kitchen by Howells Architecture + Design, LLC Howells Architecture + Design, LLC Save to Ideabook Email Photo Taking a closer look, you can see that the tile is a grayish blue. The counters are by IceStone, and the deco-style pulls are in keeping with the style of the 1930s home.
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