LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
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Lorraine Vale traditional-kitchen
 

Lorraine Vale

Small kitchen in a town home packs a lot of style. Bright coral color walls brighten the windowless space along with properly placed lighting. The hand applied linen glaze on cabinetry adds sophistication.
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Angela Stiggins wrote:
Perfection!!! Color, layout, style!!! Need advice... - I rent my home so I'm limited to what I can do to decorate/remodel. I currently have G-shaped kitchen with flat panel cabinets in honey maple color. Walls are white, ceiling is white popcorn, floors are faux stone vinyl and counters are standard white plain glue on sheets?? I'm allowed to paint walls, change lighting, change window treatments, and add hardware to the cabinet doors. I want to copy your kitchen as much as possible within my limits. Can you give me some advice? Thank you!!!
   Comment   April 12, 2014
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LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
Angela,
Well, we can start with paint color-Autumn Cover by Ben Moore. That will look nice with your cabinets. This kitchen is in a town home with no natural light coming into the room, so I used a high LVR color, meaning that the color doesn't absorb light, it reflects light back. If your room has lots of sunshine pouring in, this color might not work for you. By a 2oz sample and try it on all your walls before painting the whole room. the pendants are by Stonegate Lighting. You can customize with different fabrics to choose from. stonegatedesigns.com. Your white laminate countertops can be painted, not sure that would be allowed. Search ehow.com for instructions. Otherwise ask if you can add a backsplash that will contrast with your maple cabinets and white countertops, but at the same time, tone the white down. Hardware is easy-I used Oil Rub Bronze to coordinate with the stems othe pendants and add to the overall warmth of the kitchen. These are 5" pulls, from Top Knobs. I prefer for pulls for both top and bottom cabinets as opposed to knobs. Layered lighting is key, so add under cabinet lighting that will add to the ambience.
I hope this inspires you to creating a kichen that you love walking into everyday.
Lorraine
April 13, 2014 at 6:05am      Thanked by Angela Stiggins
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Angela Stiggins
Lorraine,
Thank you for responding. Sorry it's taken so long to reply. First, yes my kitchen has natural light that comes in from the window above the sink. I have a color I was considering called "Chamois". I'm attaching a photo of the exact layout of my kitchen so you can see what I'm working with. I have cabinets where you have your pendant lighting, but directly behind those cabinets is a ceiling fan/light that I'm considering removing since I'm unable to open the cabinet doors without them hitting the fan blades if the fan is moving. I'm considering replacing the laminate counters all together which has been approved since these are the original counters from the year it was built in 1964 and need to be replaced. Yes backsplash is allowed as well. I was thinking a pale green mosaic glass material although the amount of wall space to cover is so minimal I'm not sure it would be worth the effort. Thank you again for your response. I certainly appreciate all your help.
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laprimawausau wrote:
what is on the other side of the snack bar?
   Comment   January 2, 2013
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LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
With so many great ideas available, it takes great restraint not to over design a space. Keeping it basic in a small workspace always works out best. As shown in this kitchen, styling will add the volume and interest. Good luck with your reno!
Lorraine
January 3, 2013 at 8:19am   
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laprimawausau
Thank you for taking the time and for the good advise!
January 3, 2013 at 8:21am   
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juvalu wrote:
What did they use to hang the platter over the stove - What did they use to hang the platter over the stove?
   Comment   November 29, 2012
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I had it professionally hung. They drilled through the tile and mounted a large plate hanger.
Lorraine
March 24, 2013 at 9:06am   
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mvcapo wrote:
Can you please tell me the color of the granite? Thanks.
     Comment   August 12, 2012
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millepatt
This kitchen design is fabulous!!!!! What a superb color scheme. Very classy idea for urban townhouse ... What type / color is used for the counter tops ? Thanks so much !
February 11, 2013 at 12:06pm     
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carolgriffin wrote:
I love the molding details in this house. Could you tell me what the ceiling and door height is? Also the size of the base, door casing and crown molding? If you can recall the trim paint colour that would be great too. Thank you.
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carolgriffin
Thanks!
April 6, 2012 at 1:14pm   
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chackzo
Well it's a very stunning for an optical illusion.
August 31, 2012 at 10:49am   
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caryite wrote:
Love your kitchen! What is the cabinet color? Glaze? I have berry colored walls in the breakfast area and would like to bring the color into the kitchen as I update with stainless steel appliances, cabinets and new countertops. Many thanks for any help!!
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LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
Thank you for your question-
The base coat on these cabinets are Benjamin Moore Antique White (yellow undertone).I then had a faux finisher apply a glaze in mocha over top, giving in to a subtle linen like texture. In your kitchen, with berry walls in the breakfast room, you didn't mention wall color in the kitchen-I'll assume its a deep red-
A crisp white, with no undertones of yellow, pink or blue base coat. For the glaze, you could go 2 ways - if it's a very updated look more towards contemporary, I would consider a light to medium grey glaze. For a more traditional look, you could consider a dark gray, almost black glaze that would gather in the details of your door panels. For the countertops, I would consider a light colored granite with white and gray with berry colored spots- Everest White, Sienna Bordeaux, or White Cashmere. I have used all of these in recent projects and the result is gorgeous. See my kitchen in the River Retreat house with White Cashmere granite and BM Abington Green walls. Good luck!
November 7, 2011 at 7:37am     
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tracy33483
Who couldn't be happy in that kitchen!
December 15, 2012 at 4:34am   
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mrowley wrote:
What is this coral paint color?
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Kelly Porter
A similar color is Autumn Arrival 220B-5 by Behr.
October 26, 2011 at 12:57pm   
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LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID
Hello, and thank you for your question - This kitchen is in my own home and this delicious color is Benjamin Moore #2170-30 - Autumn Cover in Matte finish. It is very vibrant and makes me very happy every time I walk into the kitchen. It works very well in the space. As you can see there is very little wall space and the slivers of wall just pop setting off the cabinets and granite! This color continues around to the breakfast area setting a perfect place to enjoy morning coffee!
October 27, 2011 at 1:48pm     
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scbandbob wrote:
THE FIXTURES! Love them. Who makes them? Thanks in advance!
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Those are from Stonegate. It is a custom lighting company where you choose the fabrics for the frames. They can be purchased through interior designers and upscale lighting centers.
July 11, 2011 at 7:12am   
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delia10 wrote:
What type of floors are these?
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Random lengths, nothing under 4' long
March 20, 2011 at 8:07pm   
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delia10
Thanks so much.
March 21, 2011 at 3:59am   
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mlbdaw wrote:
HELLO, WHAT IS THE SIZE OF THIS KITCHEN? - THANK YOU
   Comment   March 24, 2014
cczane wrote:
What are the dimensions of this room? Thanks!
   Comment   April 15, 2012
maryjanehadley wrote:
where can i find these stools? Thanks
   Comment   July 29, 2011

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