Chr DAUER Architects
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Sunset eclectic kitchen


A 2-1/2 story rear addition to a richly detailed Craftsman style home contains a new kitchen, familyroom, rear deck and lower level guest suite. The introduction of an open plan and modern material/color palettes reconnects the original formal family spaces with those that cater to more daily routines.

Photographer: Bruce Damonte

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dino_lover wrote:
What colour is that green?
   Comment   November 15, 2011
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its ICI#874 “Cypress Green” oil based enamel satin sheen
November 15, 2011 at 1:59pm   
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inspiredone wrote:
Love the matte counter top, is it durable, where can I find it Live In Los Angel-es, what companies sell? Would you suggest that this material will look attractive as a floating counter top or would that method take away from the impact? Thanks A lot!
   Comment   February 6, 2011
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Thanks SO Much . How is this different from paper stone or the Richie type products that are matte finish ( sandstone?)
February 7, 2011 at 8:53am   
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the counters are indeed richlite "black diamond"
(sorry for the delay in responding, for some reason I never received notice of this question before today)
June 19, 2012 at 10:55am   
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redpoint wrote:
How expensive is Richlite?
   Comment   January 24, 2014

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This matte black kitchen counter is made from a material called Richlite. Richlite is a blend of wood pulp and polymers that's as resilient as it is sustainable.
Lisa Frederick added this to Cabinet Colors for Dark Appliances
I'd never thought of black as a natural fit with dusty green, but the two are perfect partners in this space. Although these appliances have some stainless on them, I think all-dark would work just as well. Black accents (countertops, glass rack, window casing) are key to pulling this off. And I love how the warm wood accents and bright art give the kitchen extra layers of depth.
Laura Gaskill added this to 10 Tips for Earth-Friendly Home Renovation
5. Go for recycled paper counters. Richlite is an ecofriendly material made in part from recycled paper. Available in a wide range of beautiful colors and finishes, this versatile material works well with a range of decorating styles.

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The glass holder
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Green cabinet + black counter
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great pot rack
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counter -Richlite, black diamond
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Cabinet color to go with black appliances
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Richlite countertops / blend of wood and polymers
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Richlite countertop
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suspension type of pipe shelving
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richlete countertops; kitchen counter stools
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floating shelf
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counter Richlite "black diamond"
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המתקן של המדפים
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love the hanging shelf above the bar
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kitchen counters
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Richlite countertop
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richlite, green
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kitchen countertop
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like the cabinet color and shelf support
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Names countertop product
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dining built in along bedroom wall?
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similar to paperstone
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richlite black diamond
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whole kitchen
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The black and green colors match
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I LOVE the pipes and pine shelving above the island
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Green island
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Green black
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dusty green cabinets!
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hanging shelves, sink in island, book shelves in island
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Open Shelving over Island
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Like the rich lite too
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Richlite? Paper based countertops?
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white tile with accent backsplash
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Hanging pipe shelves
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Richlite countertop
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richlite black matte countertop
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Rich lite Counter
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what do you think of open shelves over the island?
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corner cabinet and built in
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countertops Ritchlight
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blk counter/white bck give option for color on cabinets
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sage color
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Perfect rack.
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richlite black kitchen counter
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Green cabinets
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dusty green with black counters counters and light wood
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It's not granite
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What about a banquette where the garage stairs are, and move the fridge to the wall where the table is now?!
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Overhead shelves
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green in the kitchen
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Island cabinets
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If you have to have black granite...
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suspended shelves
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green plus black plus fir
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Richlite counter
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Green color
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richlite countertop
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tablettes suspendues au lieu d'accrochées au mur
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Island sink is not too grand
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Richlite 1" (blend of paper and polymers).
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linda cozinha!!
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Dark appliance colour scheme
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love the banquet and the look of the kitchen cabnets but needs to be white
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Second floor kitchen
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counter top: richlite
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Richlite counter
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shelves above peninsula
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1 inch Richlite black diamond
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Para la barra
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green kitchen
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black, dusty green and woodtones with white walls--nice combo
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storage under kitchen bench
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green color
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bullshit hanging from the ceiling must never happen
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Dark appliances in kitchen
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hanging shelves and bookcase
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easy banquette
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Alt counter top
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Island and rich lite
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I like the green with the dark countejrs
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sustainable black countertop
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richlite counter--black granite alternative
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I like the suspended glass storage..
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Hanging shelves.
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Richlite countertops
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Richlite countertops
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matte black finish
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colors of cabetry q and stools
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Rich lite counter tops
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richlite and wood it is...
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too dark
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cabinet color
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The counters are "Black Diamond" Richlite (soapstone?)
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Color of cabinets & dark countertops
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Green w black. Don't like it.
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shelf over island
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sustainable recycles matte counter top
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Kitchen and eating area
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June 19, 2013
I like this countertop. It is Richlite- a paper product.
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counter option
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Richlite counters in black diamond
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Black appliances with green cabinets... use black repeated elsewhere in design to tie it together
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favorite. color shelves contemporary!!!
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built ins part 2
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Really like the layout of the kitchen!
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Sage green kitchen
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Colour of cabinet
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1" rich light
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shelving ideas
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4500: rack hanging from pendent light sockets over island, amd the lights are within the rack.
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Flat kitchen cab doors, bar, and ceiling mount storage rack
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richlite countertop
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Hanging shelf
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kitchen counter bar idea !!!
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I like it
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Winter park kitchen idea
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Richlite countertops
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soft colours, quirky but lovely lines
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richlite counter tops
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May 20, 2013
Could use matte black (lesser expensive) for countertop to match shelving unit. Pop of color from stools.
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Good green and coner table
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not granite
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That shelf!
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counter - richlite - blend of wood pulp and polymers - ?
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estante sobre isla
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the pot rack / display rack/ soooo cool
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For Caseys kitchen
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Offset hanging shelves
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Black, green, and wood
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Black counter tops
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Color combo?
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Richlite sustainable? comp to paperstone?
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fun color cabinets and nook
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