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Historic St. Paul Kitchen and Mudroom Addition/Renovation traditional-kitchen

Historic St. Paul Kitchen and Mudroom Addition/Renovation

A kitchen & mudroom addition/renovation in St. Paul's historic Crocus Hill neihgborhood.

Photography: Susan Gilmore

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January 14, 2014
rjsmillstone wrote:
What kind of sink/faucet did you use?
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John Kraemer & Sons
It was selected through the clients' interior designer, so I'm not entirely sure. Sorry!
1 Like    Bookmark   January 15, 2014 at 11:27AM
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November 25, 2013
dfit3 wrote:
what brand & color paint is used on walls & trim?
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John Kraemer & Sons
The trim is Benjamin Moore - White Dove. I do not recall the wall color. Thanks!
    Bookmark   December 2, 2013 at 8:08AM
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November 12, 2013
creneewilliams wrote:
Where did you purchase that adorable fixture over the nook table from?
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John Kraemer & Sons
Creative Lighting in St. Paul, MN. Thanks for asking!
    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 7:14AM
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November 5, 2013
Shantel Tritthart wrote:
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John Kraemer & Sons
It is ok to use Emperador Dark. We see it used all the time. It is a marble, so it is a little more susceptible to staining. You will need to take good care of it, and wipe spills up soon after they occur. Thanks, and have a great day!
1 Like    Bookmark   December 2, 2013 at 8:10AM
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Thank you dear John.
    Bookmark   December 2, 2013 at 3:45PM
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June 20, 2013
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Jennifer Hayden
What size are these chandeliers?
    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 1:16PM
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Murano Art Glass Australia
Hi Vanessrose

We can supply you with a huge range of hand made Murano Glass and / or Bohemian Crystal Chandeliers and lighting from Murano Venice. Please contact me via for further information and please let me know what size of Chandelier you would like. Please be sure to include the URL link to this post for ease of tracking


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1 Like    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 1:23PM
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February 11, 2013
cjoyglam wrote:
How was the seating accomplished?
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I'm sorry yes the booth. I am building a nook in my new home and I really love this look. Is that a headboard used as the back?
    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 10:57AM
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John Kraemer & Sons
It's not a headboard. It's an actual custom piece that was designed by Charlie Simmons of Charlie & Co. and custom built by a local Minneapolis cabinet shop... Thanks!
    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 11:00AM
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September 3, 2012
orionllc wrote:
What make and color is the granite?
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sconces are beautiful. who makes them?
    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 8:57AM
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John Kraemer & Sons
American Brass & Crystal
    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 8:58AM
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May 2, 2012
dgreengirls wrote:
what is the name of the lighting over the banquette table? Beautiful!
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Gabberts Design Studio
It's stunning! We carry a similar one at Gabberts from a lighting vendor by the name of World imports. Here is the link:
1 Like    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 12:26PM
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John Kraemer & Sons
It is the Llydia Collection from American Brass & Crystal...
    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 11:10AM
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January 25, 2012
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donya morgan
They have a cute one at cost plus imports? Doesn't have the curve detailing but you would be able to move it around if you needed to also its more casual at 449.00. Its called Hayden.
    Bookmark   February 8, 2012 at 3:00PM
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Madison McCord Interiors
Madison McCord Interiors makes these banquettes custom for your space.
    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 12:55PM
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December 12, 2011
ccotins wrote:
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John Kraemer & Sons
The actual color is: Benjamin Moore 1520 "Hushed Hue." Thanks, and good luck!
1 Like    Bookmark   December 13, 2011 at 7:03AM
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thank you
    Bookmark   December 13, 2011 at 8:13AM
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December 6, 2011
misstheresalee wrote:
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Schonbek "Sterling."
    Bookmark   December 7, 2011 at 8:29AM
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November 8, 2011
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John Kraemer & Sons
Hello. It is marble, and is called Emperador Dark. Thanks, and good luck!
    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 9:23AM
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June 26, 2012
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April 16, 2012
phylliskane wrote:
I love your ceilin. Would you please tell me the dimensions you used to create this beautiful look!? Thanks!

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Create a luxe banquette. It’s a bit tough to see the eating area in this shot, but you can certainly see the tufted back of the banquette. Unexpected accents like this will definitely add a dose of glamour to your breakfast nook.

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All crystal with no metal showing. Very ethereal.
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