Erica Islas / EMI Interior Design, Inc.
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White Carrera Marble on Cream cabinets create a soft modern vibe to this kitchen. Dark ebony wood floors and Navy walls create a sense of infinate space.

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January 26, 2014
rachelxoxo wrote:
Where's that mirror on the wall from? - It looks like a sun
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@rachelxoxo and @rascal421:

This is a "sunburst" style mirror. I did a quick search via the Houzz Products tab, and I've attached a screen shot showing just a few of the MANY available. Also, it looks like the mirror glass pictured in the kitchen might be convex, which is often seen in bullseye mirrors.
    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 8:55AM
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The Global Views Nickel Sunburst Mirror ($448) and the Bullseye Sunburst Mirror, Large ($448) seem to be the same product, and are identical (or nearly identical) to the mirror pictured in the kitchen!
    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 9:05AM
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July 11, 2013
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Erica Islas / EMI Interior Design, Inc.
Recessed Light is over countertop, It lights up countertop area . No obstructions . Hope this answers your question .
    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 7:23PM
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April 11, 2013
roscoeandjones wrote:
What color grey countertops? Love it with the blue and white.
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Erica Islas / EMI Interior Design, Inc.
These are Carrera Marble counter tops
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April 5, 2013
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Erica Islas / EMI Interior Design, Inc.
It's Marble and the edge detail is 1-1/2" square edge
    Bookmark   April 5, 2013 at 2:13PM
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January 26, 2013
schinway wrote:
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how many coats of ebony did you use? thanks!!
    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 6:34AM
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Love the hardware. Who is the manufacture?
    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 3:11PM
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December 2, 2012
kjceman wrote:
Ceiling paint color?
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Bill Scheuernstuhl
Are white ceilings common?
    Bookmark   January 27, 2014 at 2:31PM
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Can tou advice the wall paint colour?

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October 26, 2012
gracemh wrote:
Love this! What color are the cabinets?
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Erica Islas / EMI Interior Design, Inc.
The cabinets are Cream.
    Bookmark   October 26, 2012 at 6:00PM
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October 18, 2012
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Erica Islas / EMI Interior Design, Inc.
There are no rules. I like to put them 1-1/2" from edge on bigger drawers and centered on small drawers.
    Bookmark   January 4, 2013 at 2:29PM
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February 16, 2012
orrilln wrote:
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Hale and Newburyport are the two colors I have narrowed down to for my kitchen. Why did you mix them? What effect did it give.
    Bookmark   August 22, 2013 at 5:12PM
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Thank you for taking the time to answer this and give details
    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 8:27AM
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January 29, 2012
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Erica Islas / EMI Interior Design, Inc.
This Sunburst Convex mirror can be found thru Plantation amongst many other shops . Here's a link :)
    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 8:08AM
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thank you!
    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 10:56AM
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August 27, 2011
ksuperville wrote:
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The Shabby Nest
Benjamin Moore's Blue is a similar color.
    Bookmark   August 27, 2011 at 9:49PM
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November 24, 2013
israel03 wrote:
What is the color of blue and the brand?
November 4, 2013
lwedbush wrote:
what color blue was used to paint wall? - what color blue was used to paint wall?
February 12, 2012
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Erika Ward - Erika Ward Interiors added this to Interview: Timeless Kitchen and Bath Design
Erika Ward: When embarking on a kitchen renovation project, what is one of the most important elements of the design that clients generally overlook? Erica Islas: Lighting is one of the most important elements of design and is typically overlooked by client simply because they are more focused on the larger prettier items like cabinetry and appliances. Above: In this handsome kitchen, deep navy walls and ebony-stained wood floors provide a beautiful contrast of light and dark when paired with creamy cabinetry.
Natalie Myers added this to Color Splash: Cool Blue Kitchens
Do you want to give navy blue a shot but you worried it won't be hot forever? Try it on for size with paint color. It creates dramatic contrast with lighter cabinets. And if it feels too dark for you, can lighten up with a new paint color next season.More: Brave, Colorful KitchensStraight From the Runway: The Blues to Use at HomeJewel-Toned Kitchen IslandsNext: See more kitchen inspiration
Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS added this to 2012 Color Trends: Blues for the Kitchen and Bath
Indigo is a hot shade of blue this year, and it pairs as well with pale cabinetry as aqua and denim, albeit more dramatically. If you go this dark, you'll want as much natural light and brightness as this kitchen has.
Jason Ball Interiors, LLC added this to 9 Ways to Use Rich, Dark Paint
3. Use a dark wall color to highlight the other design elements in the room. With any other color on these walls, the stunning cabinetry and marble counters would look washed out. By pairing these design elements with a deep navy, each element gets a chance to be noticed and appreciated.
Vanessa Brunner added this to From the Pros: How to Paint Interior Walls
Paint Picks From the ProsPhilip StoreyFor light walls: "C2's LoVo nonreflective flat is an excellent ultraflat finish that has tremendous hiding power and a very smooth finish. Pratt & Lambert's Accolade Velvet is a great eggshell finish that goes on ultrasmooth, is spatterless and covers extremely well. Both are low odor and low VOC."For dark walls: "Fine Paints of Europe's Eurolux Matte is an incredible product for painting dark walls. Their unique pigment system creates high-powered coverage in an exceptionally durable paint." Alex DavisonFor light walls: "I always buy Regal Select [Benjamin Moore], as this is a very good product, low VOC and at a fair price."For dark walls: "Restoration Hardware has a paint which are their own colors tinted into actual Benjamin Moore paint, so you have the quality and the designer touch. Look at Slate for an example." Jackie Jordan and Rick WatsonFor dark and light walls: Both recommend Sherwin-Williams' Emerald Interior Paint. "It flows like melted butter," says Watson. "The flow and leveling characteristics of this paint make a beginning painter look like a pro."

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