Lake Oswego Kitchen & Family RoomTraditional Kitchen, Portland

The island is stained walnut. The cabinets are glazed paint. The gray-green hutch has copper mesh over the doors and is designed to appear as a separate free standing piece. Small appliances are behind the cabinets at countertop level next to the range. The hood is copper with an aged finish. The wall of windows keeps the room light and airy, despite the dreary Pacific Northwest winters! The fireplace wall was floor to ceiling brick with a big wood stove. The new fireplace surround is honed marble. The hutch to the left is built into the wall and holds all of their electronics.

Project by Portland interior design studio Jenni Leasia Interior Design. Also serving Lake Oswego, West Linn, Vancouver, Sherwood, Camas, Oregon City, Beaverton, and the whole of Greater Portland.

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Eat-in kitchen - large traditional l-shaped eat-in kitchen idea in Portland with gray cabinets, an undermount sink, quartz countertops, brown backsplash, mosaic tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and brown countertops —  Houzz
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This photo has 8 questions
texas_evans wrote:May 30, 2012
  • adamcbarr
    Hi Jenni. We love your work on this kitchen. What are these cabinets made of? Looks like wood. Any reason why wood over MDF for painted? We want wood but pros keep telling us to use MDF if painting due to cracking where the 5 piece door is put together. Thanks
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    Jenni Leasia Interior Design
    Thank you! I am so glad you love it! It is true that painted wood in a 5 piece door will be more prone to cracking. With that said, these cabinets are painted birch and we use painted maple on a regular basis. (I have painted maple in my own kitchen.) MDF is also very vulnerable to moisture damage. I think it's a good idea to listen to your cabinet maker's advice. But there is nothing wrong with asking other cabinet makers to see what they think. Would a little crack at the joint drive you crazy? We designed the cabinets in these photos to have the patina and charm of older cabinetry.
jmmmlake wrote:Jul 1, 2011
  • bathdilemna
    This looks like a marble to me, maybe calacutta gold? This is the look I want for my bathroom counters but am finding this marble to be triple the price of granite. If there is a granite or some other material that looks like this I'd love to know what it is!
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    Jenni Leasia Interior Design

    Thank you for your interest in our work! This granite is called Alamo, which was purchased in Portland and it isn't available here anymore. Often the same stone is given different names by different distributors so you may be able to find it. The color is cream with ochre, rust and light gray veining. The surface is honed--the polish is sanded off. We have seen slabs of Kashmir White that area little similar, but it's unusual to see a creamy white with movement that is soft and subtle. Please give us a call if we can help with your future projects.

Amber wrote:Mar 22, 2012
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    Jenni Leasia Interior Design
    Clarification: The base color is close to Benjamin Moore Classic Colors: Night Mist--not Gray Mist. It is a soft green/blue/gray. Sorry for the confusing info.
  • fauxrealgirl
    Would you please tell me where you got the chicken wire from?
    Thank you, Erika
jgadecki wrote:Mar 7, 2011
  • acrysty
    what size wire is this? is this a 1 inch or smaller?
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    Jenni Leasia Interior Design

    Thank you for your interest in our work. This cabinetry was all custom, and we didn't use chicken wire. However, the project file has been archived, so we're unable to provide any further information at this time. Please give us a call if we can be of help in the future!

ultravio wrote:Dec 30, 2010
gm1020 wrote:Jul 6, 2016
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    Jenni Leasia Interior Design

    Thank your for your interest in our work! This project has been archived so we don't have that information available. Please call us if you have any further questions, we'd love to help you on your project!

  • gm1020

    Thanks for taking the time to answer

leaguer11 wrote:Nov 21, 2013
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    Jenni Leasia Interior Design
    Hello. We do not have that information. It was copper mesh, heavier than "chicken wire". We treated it to age ahead of its time and blend with the antiqued copper hood.
    Jenni Leasia Design
  • allview
    Found it at and
Sarah 'Norris' Hissin wrote:May 18, 2013
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    Jenni Leasia Interior Design
    The hardware on the hutch is from Bosetti Marella by Classic Hardware. It is available at hardware showrooms and online.
    Jenni Leasia Design

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Bryan Anthony added this to 80 Pretty and Practical Kitchen PantriesJul 23, 2015

74. Designer Jenni Leasia created a custom paint mix with a dark brown glaze rubbed on it for these cabinets.

Lisa Frederick added this to So Your Style Is: TuscanMay 25, 2012

Style Secret: Handmade PotteryTuscany is known for its ceramics cottage industry, from dishware to enormous garden planters and sculptural vases. Opt for ceramic pieces that share a similar look and feel, and mass them in the most appropriate spot: a patio, an open shelf, a mantelpiece. In the kitchen, they look just right when they're stuffed with wooden spoons and cooking utensils; in the bedroom, use them to hold fresh wildflowers.Bella Tuscany: Accessories such as this can give a room a Tuscan spin even if its bones are less obviously Italian. Pottery in this kitchen hutch, which has a basic, clean design, glows against the dusky green and infuses a Tuscan aura.

JASON BALL interior design added this to 7 Ways to Make Your Glass Cabinets ShineAug 21, 2011

Use glass (or wire in this case) in a more functional area for a completely different look. Admittedly, his one might be a problem for those of us who are a little OCD. However, if you are fastidious enough, an open pantry can be quite art-like. All it takes is a little arranging to make it really work.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Colleen Leahy added this to Kitchenyesterday

Furniture-style piece in case we move fridge someday

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