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Contemporary Budget Kitchen

This mid century modern home was beginning to resemble more of a “shabby chic” personality than the vibrant retro vision the homeowners desired. The budget was not large and we had to be creative in the approach to solving some of this kitchen’s style challenges. The client wanted a sleek modern look. Ok, that was half of the client! The other half, the wife, preferred more a kitschy colorful palette. To get the kitchen to harmonize as well as the two clients, ( after I informed them I charge extra for marital counseling!) we melded sleek lines with a colorful backdrop on the walls. The darker stained walnut cabinets were chosen to counterbalance the intensity of the eggplant wall paint. We chose blizzard ceasarstone to provide a stark contrast to the dark cabinets and coordinated the backsplash with an iridescent white porcelain cut into large squares. Instead of a stainless “table” for the electric cooktop, we opted for a less expensive laminated metal material to fabricate the legs of the cooking island. The opposite side houses the refrigerator, oven/microwave and two pantries. One a good sized pantry with pullouts and the other a shallower pantry that is home to food and overflow dishware. The glass in the doors mirrors the cubist glass in the front door and the handles are classically retro in design. All in all, this small kitchen has a powerful presence and the clients are happily cooking in harmony!

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ryabtel wrote:
backsplash - Hi - could you please tell me what did you use for a backsplash? it's a beautiful kitchen. Thanks
   Comment   August 3, 2013
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Thank you. We used a porcelain tile. I do not recall the name of the mfr though. It is a white tile and rectified so very tight grout lines.
August 8, 2013 at 7:51PM   
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dinale17 wrote:
Flooring? - What type of flooring is that?
   Comment   June 9, 2013
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It is a porcelain floor.
August 8, 2013 at 8:16PM   
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jazzyhouse wrote:
Gorgeous! This kitchen has inspired me to paint! Could you please tell me the paint color and brand? - I was also curious to know what colors the other walls are in this space--is the eggplant just on one wall? :) Thank you so much in advance for this information!
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I am sorry but do not have the time to look up exact color. But can tell you that the walls in ktichen that are visible are all the same color of purple. You just cannot see them in photo. the left wall is all tile. Also hard to see.
May 13, 2013 at 9:47PM   
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karjen04 wrote:
Who makes this faucet
   Comment   January 4, 2013
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Bill Fry Construction - Wm. H. Fry Const. Co.
The faucet could be a Vigo VG02012 Kitchen Faucet Single Handle with Pull-Out Spray 16.5" Height
:) Rhoda
January 7, 2013 at 9:33AM   
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gsdesign30 wrote:
GMONEY trying to find the perfect hood... - The manufacture of the hood?
   Comment   October 27, 2012
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Yep is Futuro
May 13, 2013 at 9:56PM     
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I just want to say that a lot of us have "budgets that are not large". LOL
November 22, 2013 at 3:39PM     
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Carol wrote:
What is the manufacturer of the light fixtures?
   Comment   January 26, 2012
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Sorry I do not recall
July 26, 2012 at 9:53PM   
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Brilliant! Lighting & Design
I believe the flat pendant in the upper right of the In Detail kitchen picture is De majo's Quadra S pendant. I've seen it at before.
Hope that helps...
July 27, 2012 at 2:03PM   
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bakersimon wrote:
stripey cloth? - Love the stripey cloth. Anyone know where it's from? Ta.
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lynndevleming wrote:
Love the hardware on the cabinets! Can you tell me where to find them? - Also love the cabinet color, can you give me details? Thanks!
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Paul Anater added this to The Wonder of Walnut: A Love Story
This walnut cabinetry's had a dark stain applied to it. These darker stains even out the natural dark tones in the wood. Walnut's usually seen in pretty formal surroundings, but the purple accent wall plays well with the dark walnut here and lightens the mood considerably.
Erika Ward - Erika Ward Interiors added this to Secondary Colors Create a Punchy Focal Point
Again, purple is used modestly but makes a big statement. There's a ongoing debate regarding accent walls, but when wall space is at a premium, I think a single painted wall is always a good idea.
For a dramatic and elegant vibe, pair Radiant Orchid with black. This is an unusual color palette for a kitchen, but I like it. The punch of lively orchid adds such personality.

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