Good tips including clearances, layouts, appliance location etc
Elements of traditional style including colour palette and kitchens. Interesting comments
Pros / cons engineered quartz
Purple Mist - unsure whether it was purple or gray, a calm, neutral grayish purple. Just like gray, purple mist can function as a neutral either subtly or showcased all around a room. It’s a versatile and pale hue that can brighten a dark room while adding a touch of color. When used on a bedroom’s walls and accessories, purple mist conveys a sense of peace. Paint color: Elephant Gray, Benjamin Moore
Love the herringbone wood walls, eggplant settee, hairy chairs and tribal rug!! Very complementary textures/ colours. Eggplant is a rich purple with a bluish-gray base, a deep, dark jewel tone with a classic feel. Bold eggplant works best as an accent color to give a room character without overwhelming it. When using this deep hue on a feature wall, choose a room with good natural light or an abundance of warm light from various light fixtures. For a subtler approach, try accenting just with eggplant-colored textiles or accessories. Contemporary Living Room by Kirsten Marie Inc, KMI Eggplant is surprisingly versatile and looks terrific with darks, neutrals and even brights. For a lighter and airier feeling, layer pale neutrals such as whites and grays around a featured eggplant wall, textile or piece of accent furniture.
DRESSING ROOM Mirror - with a colorful rug by Marni at The Rug Company, and the beautiful cabinetry to house all the finery behind closed doors. Including a built-in dresser always makes a walk-in closet seem luxuriously custom. To compliment the scene a trio of mirrors allow an outfit to be seen from all angles while being lit by a crystal light fixture.
From Mitchell Parker "Going with black cabinets can be quite daunting — but I wish people did it more. Because, boy, does it pay off in some cases. This Toronto kitchen is a fitting example. Black cabinets (Off-Black by Farrow & Ball) get offset by natural light and doses of white on the countertops, backsplash, walls and range."
Hallway widths / other dimensions
Wood ceiling beams
Countertops. Although Stephens often steers her clients away from marble because of its tendency to stain, these clients wanted it and knew they could live with the inevitable dings and stains that give it patina. As for the sealer, Stephens’ marble installer recommended one he thought was best, but it contained formaldehyde, so she tested his against her preferred nontoxic water-based sealer. Hers stood up better to the red wine, lemon and oils they threw at it. Countertops: Zebrino Fantasy marble; marble sealer: Sealer’s Choice Gold, Aqua Mix
Good paint colours to consider...
Quartz is more stain resistant
Honed black granite, BM griege cabinets, light grey oak floors, storage inserts
Using milk cartons to get proper soil depths in containers