Designer’s Family-Friendly Kitchen and Great Room

Designer’s Family-Friendly Kitchen and Great Room

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Designer’s Family-Friendly Kitchen and Great Room

In this episode of Houzz TV Live, designer Amy Elbaum of AE Design gives a virtual tour of the open-plan great room in her recently renovated 1960s ranch home in Sherman Oaks, California. In the family room, a built-in cabinet system spans an entire wall, providing storage for kids’ toys and display space for antiques. A long pillowy sofa and two armchairs create a comfortable spot for watching TV. In the kitchen, Elbaum took down a wall and added a structural beam to open the space to the family room and fit a large island. Warm greige cabinets (Mindful Gray by Sherwin-Williams) and a small-scale white tile backsplash in a herringbone pattern create classic, inviting style.

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Judy StJohn

What an eye for detail. Not a thing out of place. The wall of built in cabinets is especially beautiful and I love the balance in the way Amy arranged her kitchen cabinets, some with doors and some with glass. The wall tile and your sweet breakfast nook are icing on the cake!

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stacyrobi

Can you shed some light on the "serous" wood stain technique? I find nothing when I google the term. Is there a particular type of stain you use? Thanks!

   
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Jingle-bell

I wonder what the wall paint color is? It’s important to make sure wall color and cabinet color work nicely together.

   
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buster57

GORGEOUS. You can watch the TV from the kitchen eating area and the living space! I want it!!!

   
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FD

Beautiful!

   
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Anne Colby

stacyrobi Thanks for your question! The correct spelling is "cerused" wood, and we've fixed the misspelling in the subtitle. Here's an article about the technique.

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J and N Larson

I like many of the ideas here. We have a late 1950s ranch and we want to keep the kitchen separate, plus the longest wall in the living room is all sliding glass doors, but many of the ideas here would work for us too.

   
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Carmen M

Can you tell me the walkway distance between the island and the perimeter cabinetry? Thank you!

   
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stacyrobi

Thank you, Anne Colby!

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