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Classic White Kitchen

In the design stages many details were incorporated in this classic kitchen to give it dimension since the surround cabinets, counters and backsplash were white. Polished nickel plumbing, hardware and custom grilles on feature cabinets along with the island pendants add shine, while finer details such as inset doors, furniture kicks on non-working areas and lofty crown details add a layering effect in the millwork. Photo by Pete Maric.

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dianacmorris wrote:
A kitchen with 12 foot ceilings looks best with what height cabinets? - Your kitchen is absolutely perfect! I believe that I will use the same Calacatta gold marble. My kitchen and family room (24x 36) are open to each other with 12 foot ceilings and I am unsure as to how high I should make the cabinets. Thank you for your help.
   Comment   June 13, 2014
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Hi there!
Higher ceilings are great for added roominess and but can be a little challenging with cabinetry so they don't feel lost in the space. I would suggest trying to build your cabinets up to about 9' for the majority of the elevations and maybe going up slightly higher on certain things like your cooking area to add some interest. A larger, multi-piece crown that is at least 8"H will also help keep cabinet door sizes in check (warping can become an issue when doors exceed 4') while allowing the height of the room to be acknowledged. Is your ceiling flat or does it vault at all? Adding a coffer ceiling or boxed beams would look lovely with this style kitchen and help address the volume of this space while maintaining the level of detail found in the cabinets so the ceiling line doesn't feel ignored. I hope this helps and let me know if I can be of any more assistance. Please follow us on Houzz to see all our updates!!
June 20, 2014 at 4:35AM        Thanked by dianacmorris
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kerriefthompson wrote:
are the ceilings 10 feet?
   Comment   July 6, 2013
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No it's just a really high ceiling with nice crown moulding. I think you're right about a backdrop color. Thank you
January 16, 2014 at 12:35PM   
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You are so welcome!
January 16, 2014 at 12:45PM   
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carol905 wrote:
Your Design is Simple Stunning!!! re: Calacatta Gold - I'm in love with this kitchen!! and your design!! I'm a first time decorator and I'm finding out this is my nemisis. I'm boldly asking for "YOUR" opinion on the Calacatta Gold since you've worked with it. I have the pics under a discussion that I've posted re Mable help. I've been debating about using the Calacatta Gold since I've basically followed your design! And after looking at your design again, was wondering if I should go with the 3 x 6 rather than a mosaic, and still worried that the grey might not work for me. ANY INPUT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED! and yes..I wish you were in Canada!!
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Hello. Thank you so much for your nice compliments! The Calacatta Gold is a beautiful stone and has a considerable color range from soft dove gray to a rich honey gold, making it extremely versatile and warm in a white kitchen. I selected the 3" x 6" size for the backsplash to try and capture as much of the color variation as possible and I think if you decided to go with the mosaic you would end up losing a good deal of what makes this stone so special. If you are planning on using it on your counter surface as well, be mindful of the fact that it requires regular maintenance as it will etch. Having a professional buffing it out every 6 months to a year will most definitely give you a lifetime of enjoyment. Good luck!
July 4, 2013 at 2:46PM        Thanked by carol905
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Thankyou so much for your reply! You made my day! I was thrilled to say the least, that you would take the time to answer. And yes I'm a From what I can see you're in high demand. Your design is EVERYWHERE!! My countertops are Star Galaxy (just installed) and I have the Navona Splitface over the stove. But I did learn something from your reply, the bigger the stone the bigger the stone pattern!! I'm wating for the 2 x 4 sample....hopefully it will be the honey/gold. The room is 48' long, so that's what's making me nervous as well. If I make a mistake, you can see it from everywhere!! Again thankyou for the infomative reply, and yes you should be blushing. A thankful Canadian
July 5, 2013 at 4:03AM   
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nks1026 wrote:
Ceiling and cabinet height - this kitchen is BEAUTIFUL! Do you mind sharing the ceiling and cabinet height. - We have 10' high celings and are debating double stack cabinets or just tall with thick moulding - love the look of both!
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That's so nice to know this has been a source of inspiration for your new kitchen! I would recommend doing 42" cabinets and smaller 16" cabinets on top; this allows for an 8" crown which is substantial and will look nice with the height of your kitchen without feeling overbearing. If you need any other design assistance don't hesitate to email me at Best!
May 20, 2013 at 4:02AM     
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Beautiful kitchen! What size moulding would you recommend with an 8 foot ceiling if you want the moulding to look substantial. We were thinking about 4 1/2 inches. Thanks!
April 14, 2014 at 8:56PM   
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ejthomas wrote:
This is stunning work. Would you please share the maker and model of the drawer pulls. Thank you.
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Thank you so much for your generous compliment. The hardware for this kitchen were from Atlas hardware from their Sutton Collection 292-PN for the knobs and 291-PN for the 4" pulls.
November 1, 2012 at 2:06PM     
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johnson3817 wrote:
I adore this kitchen! You did amazing work. Do you mind sharing the dimensions of the nook?
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Thank you so much! The nook is approximately 60" on the sink side by 84" on the perpendicular side. This is a very functional space as it houses a built-in Miele coffee machine and a wine fridge to the left of the sink. This area is centered between the kitchen and formal dining room so it serves as a bar during formal entertaining but is still accessible from the kitchen for everyday use as well. Take care!
August 20, 2012 at 8:33AM   
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This gorgeous kitchen is absolutely my favorite on Houzz! You should have your own television show! How I wish you were here in L.A.
August 19, 2013 at 10:32PM   
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conniejung wrote:
Height of the upper cabinets - I love this look. We are doing a kitchen renovation and have 9' ceilings like the kitchen in this picture. What is the height of the upper cabinets? Are they 42" with 12" of molding on top?
   Comment   August 4, 2014
jjc13 wrote:
I am trying to find the round knobs in the Atlas sutton Collection but - they only have square. The 2 #'s given were 291pn &292pn but these are for the pulls. Are they from another collection? Thanks, Stunning kitchen!!!
   Comment   June 28, 2014
sammiel wrote:
Hi, Love this kitchen! What size are the diamonds in the grille? - I truly love the grille accents in the cabinets. Can you tell me the size of the grilles? Thank you so much, S-
   Comment   November 3, 2013

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