Erica Islas / EMI Interior Design, Inc.
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1920s Kitchen Remodel mediterranean-kitchen

1920s Kitchen Remodel

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megrossleo3 wrote:
who makes cabinets? - are the top the same company as bottom. did they come that way or did you have to paint them. thank you
   Comment   September 8, 2013
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Erica Islas / EMI Interior Design, Inc.
These cabinets are custom designed by me & custom made by my cabinet maker .
September 8, 2013 at 6:09PM   
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April 11, 2014 at 11:39AM   
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rshroyer wrote:
where can i find spanish tile without all the lead from mexico - looking for spanish tile locally dont want tile from mexico its full of lead
   Comment   October 21, 2012
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Erica Islas / EMI Interior Design, Inc.
I would use Fireclay, they are local, made in the USA , Green / Eco-friendly company
October 21, 2012 at 3:32PM     
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shvestal wrote:
What is the teal/ turquoise paint color?
   Comment   August 5, 2012
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Hi Apanza,

Though I do not know the exact paint brand of this color, we do specialize in color here, at

Here is a color that is similar:

September 18, 2013 at 4:55PM   
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Erica Islas / EMI Interior Design, Inc.
Paint brand is Dunn Edwards :)
September 18, 2013 at 5:16PM   
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lovetogarden wrote:
Brand of stove? - What is the manufacturer of the stove in this kitchen? It is so cute, with that smiley face!
     Comment   May 20, 2012
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As a reply was never forthcoming I did more than a bit of research and finally got the scoop. The stove is a Heartland Metro and unfortunately according to the company has been discontinued. They only make the antique looking stoves now.
July 15, 2013 at 10:53AM   
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Thank you for doing all the research Hillary. Bummer they don't make it anymore, I love the half moon window.
July 15, 2013 at 12:00PM   
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chaelap wrote:
What is the name of the blue paint on the cabinets? TY!
   Comment   December 4, 2013
tammiemary wrote:
These tiles are too cute. Where can they be found? Thanks!
   Comment   July 25, 2013
mkitz21401 wrote:
What color are the cabinets are they cherry, if so what type of stain they are beautiful
   Comment   May 20, 2012

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Islas started off with the San Felipe pattern floor tile and picked a Spanish tile for the backsplash. A palette of terra cottas, whites and teal accents felt like a natural fit. Islas used the teal on the cabinetry, tile and window seat fabric to tie the room together. "After" photos: David Young-Wolff
3. Vintage Kitchen With Turquoise AccentsDesigner: Erica IslasLocation: Los AngelesInspired by the 1920s roots of this sweet Los Angeles home, designer Erica Islas played off classic but cheerful turquoise in this colorful kitchen. The San Felipe–pattern floor tile inspired the Spanish backsplash tile, which in turn evolved into a palette of terra-cottas, whites and teals.

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where can i find spanish tile without all the lead from mexico - looking for spanish tile locally dont want tile from mexico its full of lead Like Comment October 21, 2012 PRO Erica Islas / EMI Interior Design, Inc. I would use Fireclay, they are local, made in the USA , Green / Eco-friendly company
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