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Soothing White and Gray Kitchen Remodel

This transitional kitchen designed by Normandy Designer Stephanie Bryant has some of the clean lines of contemporary styles, and is blended with accents of traditional styles, such as mouldings and corbels. The chunky countertop on the island offsets some of the finer details and helps land this kitchen in the transitional style. To see more work from Stephanie or for more information on the talented designer, click the following link.

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lausyreno wrote:
Counter Stools - love the lines, where are they from?
   Comment   June 24, 2014
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They really do have beautiful clean lines, don't they? These stools are from Design Within Reach, here is a link:
June 26, 2014 at 2:01PM     
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Thanks for the reply and link.
June 26, 2014 at 2:42PM   
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toots816 wrote:
What is the name/brand of the grey paint, pls.
     Comment   February 25, 2014
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The gray paint shown here is Benjamin Moore's Chelsea Gray.
February 25, 2014 at 11:57AM   
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jcariddi wrote:
Range & Length of Rang wall - That looks like a 36 inch range, can you confirm? Also can you tell me the distance from outer edge of window to outer edge of window? Beautiful kitchen!
   Comment   January 15, 2014
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You are correct, this is a 36" range shown in this kitchen. The windows are approximately 27" wide, including the window trim. I hope this is helpful information for you, and glad you like the kitchen!
February 17, 2014 at 10:00AM     
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great use of color
June 15, 2014 at 10:04PM   
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jackkate2 wrote:
I love this look! So calming! - Hi! My kitchen is so similar with an espresso stained island and i wanted to do two different counter materials but i was advised my kitchen is too small... What is the "proportion rule for using two different counters? I see this alot on houzz and love it.. Was wondering why the marble wasnt carried though on perimeter? Maybe my honey oak floors and dark island is too busy? Lastly, the granite suppliers seem to steer you away from marble but its all over houzz? Sorry so lengthy..thanks for your time!
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Thanks so much for the compliment, glad you like the kitchen! In terms of countertops, this kitchen had a marble island and a solid surface perimeter. One of the primary reasons for this selection is because that marble is more vulnerable to stains and scratches so it can be risky to use it in a "high traffic" area of the kitchen. Placing the marble on the island only means that the less vulnerable solid surfaces can be the primary work surfaces for daily tasks without as much risk to the countertop. The softness (or porousness) of marble is one reason why many people familiar with natural stones will recommend that you select a granite because it is much harder and less likely to stain or scratch. For homeowners who just love the look or marble, limiting it to just on area of the kitchen, like you see here, can be a good compromise. I've attached a few images of other kitchens we've done with a white perimeter and a dark stained island, and most of them do have a single tone of countertop. There's no clear formula for when you should or shouldn't introduce another variable into a design (like two different countertops) but in general larger kitchens do afford the opportunity to get more creative with options, simply because their size permits them to do so. I hope this has been helpful!
November 12, 2013 at 6:49AM      Thanked by jackkate2
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Thank You! I chose a quartzite called "Sea Pearl". It has similar look to marble and also a calming look to it..and because of my kitchen dimentions i have decided to put it everywhere! I appreciate your time! Love your designs!
November 12, 2013 at 1:09PM     
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marikadebruijn wrote:
What is the distance between the island and range?
   Comment   October 20, 2013
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It is approximately 48" from the island to the range.
October 31, 2013 at 11:04AM     
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boykohouseideas wrote:
Windows - What size are the windows on either side of the stove top. Want to do similar layout in my kitchen
   Comment   August 31, 2013
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The windows on either side of the range are approximately 18x48". Good luck with your new kitchen!
September 16, 2013 at 11:00AM   
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jgeb wrote:
Kitchen island lighting - I'm using this light fixture (in aged bronze) in small banquette area. Do you have any suggestions on coordinating fixtures over a nearby island?
   Comment   June 23, 2013
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I just spoke with the designer for this project, Stephanie Bryant, and she did have some recommendations for you. Stephanie advises: "The fixture over the island should also be geometric in shape, but not round. Pendant lights with cone shape shades, staggered, would look quite nice. You could also pull in the bronze and possibly amber glass for the shades." Good luck in your search and hope you find some wonderful light fixtures for your island!
June 26, 2013 at 5:55AM      Thanked by jgeb
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wewa wrote:
Can you tell me the model & maker of the beverge center?
   Comment   February 22, 2013
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The beverage center is from Kitchenaid, Architect II series.
March 1, 2013 at 1:27PM   
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Michael Dowley wrote:
Where can I get a light fixture like this?
   Comment   December 29, 2012
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This light fixture is from Crystorama.
January 21, 2013 at 1:21PM   
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amstelly wrote:
Perfect white on the cabinetry for the carrara! Color name?
   Comment   August 29, 2012
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The cabinetry company calls this color "snow white" but you can likely find similar options with nearly any cabinet company.
August 30, 2012 at 10:55AM   
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ninahenderson wrote:
What tile is used for the backsplash...including the herringbone design behind the stove?
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The tile is a Carrara marble in various sizes for the backsplash.
July 19, 2012 at 11:27AM     
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It is a Carrara Bianco Herringbone "picture frame" edged with a chair rail. It looks excellent. We did the very same thing for a shower on the DIY Network TV show "I hate my Bath". Our Carrara Bianco 1x2" Herringbone Mosaic Tile is $11.45 a square foot:

Then surrounding it is a 3x6" subway Tile our is $7.50SF:

It all looks to be honed.
April 12, 2014 at 5:23PM     
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robyn60091 wrote:
What is the countertop material (both perimeter and island)? - Thank you.
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robyn60091- The island looks most like a Carrara slab material (Walker Zanger calls it White Venatino) and this slab looks to be a 5CM thickness or a very nice job of a laminated edge. The backsplash also looks to be made up of Carrara tiles and mosaics. My apologies, can't really see the perimeter but it looks like it could be a nice gray honed limestone. Walker Zanger can definitely provide you with materials that are close to or match these items. Let me know if you're interested in finding the location closest to you.
Thank you!
May 17, 2012 at 5:40AM   
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The countertop perimeter is Caesarstone, color 4030H. The island is a granite, color Bianco Carrara.
May 30, 2012 at 6:39AM     
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