Mill Valley Classic CottageVictorian Kitchen, San Francisco

Residential Design by Heydt Designs, Interior Design by Benjamin Dhong Interiors, Construction by Kearney & O'Banion, Photography by David Duncan Livingston

Example of an ornate kitchen design in San Francisco with marble countertops, beaded inset cabinets, gray cabinets, white backsplash and subway tile backsplash —  Houzz
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gretchie wrote:Jul 26, 2014
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    Benjamin Dhong Interiors

    I’m afraid we don’t have the color...the tiler showed us the samples and we selected in the field....don’t go with super black...but even a ~charcoal could look great

  • Sylvia Seattle

    thanks for responding!

kwareham wrote:Jun 27, 2016
  • shellyo1228
    My new cabinets are alabaster. Having hard time deciding on wall, door and trim color
  • Tanis Sauve
    hi there,
    I am having a super difficult time with picking my island colour. right now I have a coffee bean maple shaker cabinet with brown flooring. I am putting in arebescato poloshed quartz and want a light warm grey island to match. I have looked at Barron plain and stone harbour and I want to find something in between. do you have any suggestions?
fano4343 wrote:Nov 9, 2013
  • pfunderhill
    What is the name of this wonderful new sealant for marble? and where can I get it applied? I live in Ma
  • Jerry Aaron

    The name of the sealant is "scam". I'm writing this 1 year after this guy's post. I've not seen his post followup, nor have I heard of this product when I inquire at granite and marble stores. I'm sure they like to know so they could sell more marble.

gaylehome wrote:Jun 6, 2014
  • myhouse2ok
    My floors are Italian porcelain look alike travertine on a diag. Just renovated kitchen with whit raised panel cabs, very mild sienna bordeaux granite and am getting ready to install backsplash. I've settled after months and looking and looking for a brick subway bottincino with very mild coloration. It really goes well with the floor and plays up the granite nicely. It looks great with the tile floors! I'm in love!
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    Heydt Designs
    It's always good to be 'in love' with your choices! It sounds like your hard work is paying off! (:
boverman wrote:Sep 6, 2013
jomcclure wrote:Jun 10, 2016
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    Heydt Designs

    Oh boy- this is tough without seeing your kitchen and materials but I did look at the colors you are considering and I don't think you will be happy with them because they are either too green, too blue, and/or too dark. Your best bet is to hire a color consultant - usually around $100-$200 per hour and highly worth it. Your local paint store will probably have a referral or two. If you aren't able to do that, here are my suggestions. 1) Go to a kitchen cabinet showroom. 2) Select a few kitchen door samples painted with colors which you like. 3) Take them home (i.e. check them out of the showroom with a deposit or whatever is required.) 4) Hold them up in your kitchen against your existing floor, the counter material sample, etc. 5) Leave them out and continue to look at them during different times of day and night. 6) Choose the one you like best. 7) Take the door sample to a paint store and have the store custom match a paint color to the door color and give that color to your painter or cabinet finishing shop. I hope that helps! I know color can be daunting. You are not alone in this struggle which is why color consultants get so much work and are well worth it! Best of luck to you, Leigha

  • halcyondays

    Thank you Leigha


jamiehartleyatl wrote:Oct 29, 2012
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    Luxe Draperies
    You can find these exact mirrored glass kitchen doors at Home Depot. Kraftmaid line
  • artislifeisart

    Luxe Draperies is correct. They are Kraftmaid cabinets. I know this thread was a couple of years ago, but here is the link to the Kraftmaid "Antique Mirage" cabinet doors (seen in Jeff Lewis's Gramercy kitchen) in case anyone is still looking for them: http://www.kraftmaid.com/antique-mirage-insert/

titano wrote:Oct 30, 2016
buffswife wrote:Feb 6, 2015
  • Antoinette Kerstner

    Yes, the real stuff! However, the real stuff etches like hell...quartzite is natural stone also and I tested it.....it did not etch. All a matter of choice and stress!

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    Heydt Designs

    I hear you. It's definitely a personal preference- life is too short to stress! The real material just has so much soul, depth and beauty, it's just hard for me to pass up. I see it used on so many bar, cafe, and restaurant surfaces that I have to believe there must be some way of maintaining it. I think part of might be just not minding the worn look. But, if anyone knows how it is maintained in commercial environments, I'd love to know. Thanks! L

glendacross wrote:Sep 25, 2014
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    Heydt Designs
    Of course! By the way, the project was very much a collaborative effort by every member of the design team, including in no small part, the client. It's the client's passion for the aesthetics that drives the good design of a project. Also, just to clarify, the interior designer (Benjamin Dhong Interiors) specified the antique mirror, the metal screens, the cabinet hardware, the decorative lighting, the color of the cabinets, the plumbing fixtures, tile, and the banquette table and bench! His good eye and level of sophistication elevated the work of everyone else. Have a good day! Leigha
  • Mare' Newton

    you are so great btw! I love your spirit! Thank you for answering all these questions in such detail. It is great for many who may not be able to afford a designer!!

jennyault wrote:Oct 18, 2013
  • petronella
    Thank you but I thought the logo on the range reads Viking and I have owned a Wolf in the past and it looked different. Love the kitchen.
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    Heydt Designs
    So sorry, you are right, it's a Viking. I didn't realize I responded to the same thread twice!
loritate wrote:Aug 22, 2012
Stacey Brawner Interiors wrote:Jul 2, 2014
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    Heydt Designs
    It's 45" wide (over a 36" range). Attached are the dimensions showing the height. Ceilings are 9'-2". Best!
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    Stacey Brawner Interiors
    so kind of you to share the drawings-thanks!
nonutnation wrote:Jan 14, 2014
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    Benjamin Dhong Interiors
    This is been answered several times however we bought it at Restoration Hardware
DB Farr wrote:Jan 9, 2014
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    Heydt Designs
    It's best to ask the interior designer Benjamin Dhong. (You can find him here on Houzz) I think it was from Ann Sacks.
lisarreed wrote:Sep 5, 2012
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    Heydt Designs
    It's hard to say without seeing a drawing or photo, but profiles above are consistent. Best! Leigha
  • gretchie
    Can you tell me about the tile? Manufacturer, tile name, size, color? Thanks.
JM Design Studios wrote:Jan 3, 2018
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    Benjamin Dhong Interiors

    sorry but the vendor who we purchased it from passed away. however you could try G&A Glass in Paramount. they do a great job remotely

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ewharris85 wrote:Oct 12, 2015
  • Robin Fortin_Cline

    Do you know the color of the grout please?

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    Heydt Designs

    I don't remember the exact color but it is a white that matches the tiles as closely as possible.

Susan P wrote:May 4, 2015
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    Benjamin Dhong Interiors

    Nope. it's mirror. we ordered them from Campbell glass in los angeles.

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    Heydt Designs

    Thanks Ben! The optical illusion is due to the fact that they are reflecting light from glass French doors to the outside which are opposite these mirrored doors in the room. Hope that helps!

glendacross wrote:Oct 2, 2014
  • glendacross
    Thank You for answering
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    Benjamin Dhong Interiors
    we asked the fabricator of the island to produce a few stains and we selected the ones that we liked.
Christine Pucedo wrote:Nov 19, 2013
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    Luxe Draperies
    These exact doors are now available at Home Depot. Kraftmaid cabinetry "antique mirage glass"
  • maxtikijake
    I was going to ask the same about the cabinet inserts-- the designer who implemented those has amazing taste and a genius eye for giving just the right amount of understated sparkle in the gorgeous kitchen. Great idea!
jshilander wrote:Dec 3, 2012
  • jshilander
    Thank you. Yes, Super helpful!
  • Allyson Morris
    Those mirrored cabinet doors are FABULOUS!! Are they purchased like that or did you customize?
muttimac wrote:Aug 19, 2012
  • muttimac
    Hello, thank you very much. I will check those out. Marlies
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    Heydt Designs
    Sure! Best of luck!
Rimi wrote:Jul 22, 2017
Jen O'Donnell wrote:Mar 27, 2017
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    LightsOnline

    I think brass/gold would be really beautiful with gray! (If you'd like to read more about mixing metal finishes, we have a blog post on the subject.)

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    Heydt Designs

    Hello and thank you! I agree with the above comment. The two tones can look beautiful together. They are naturally present together in Calacatta Gold Marble. Gray Owl has enough gold in it that the combination will look really nice. In fact, in the kitchen we designed using Gray Owl (not the one above), we used a brass faucet at the bar sink and gold finishes on the pendant . Attached is the photo. Hope this helps!

bunnifoley wrote:Nov 23, 2016
  • bunnifoley

    NM :-) Found it in the thread, below! Thank you for taking such time to answer everyone's questions!

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    Heydt Designs

    Great! It's Benjamin Moore's Hazy Skies OC-48 on the cabinets and walls. Best of luck to you!

    Hazy Skies OC-48 Paint · More Info

jbuzzhal wrote:Jul 7, 2016
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    Heydt Designs

    I've asked Benjamin Dhong Interiors to answer this since they selected the stain color on this island. Thanks for your patience!

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    Benjamin Dhong Interiors
    Hello, we sent a wood sample to the cabinet finisher and they did a custom stain.
    It's a grey toned stain!
groovyfinds wrote:Apr 27, 2016
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    Benjamin Dhong Interiors

    hello, we ordered cabinets with space for glass inserts, and then ordered antique mirror from Campbell glass in la!

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    Heydt Designs

    Thanks Ben for answering! It really is beautiful antique glass. They did a very nice job with it.

Christina Robinson wrote:Aug 1, 2014
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    Benjamin Dhong Interiors
    We bought it at restoration hardware for this project
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    Heydt Designs
    It's the Victorian Hotel Pendant in the large size in polished nickel.
raynah wrote:Apr 26, 2014
janlea8 wrote:Feb 19, 2014
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    Heydt Designs
    It's Benjamin Moore Hazy Skies in Satin.
  • Angel Florek

    Sophisticated yet neutral! Love it.


robinfindling wrote:Jan 23, 2014
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    Benjamin Dhong Interiors
    we got it from restoration hardware
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    Heydt Designs
    It's the Victorian Hotel Pendant from Restoration Hardware, size large. (There are product tags on the images, listing product names for items such as this one, but they are not always easy to find.)
dawnclynn wrote:Dec 1, 2013
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    Heydt Designs
    It's from Restoration Hardware. It's the large Victorian Hotel Pendant. Best of luck to you.
crystalnkevin28 wrote:Nov 10, 2012
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    Heydt Designs
    It's the Victorian Hotel Pendant available at Restoration Hardware. The one in this photo is the larger, 24" size. Best of luck! Leigha
cnielsen wrote:Oct 28, 2012
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    Heydt Designs
    Standard 1-1/2"
  • huangchaoyin
    can you also share countertop brand and model? Thanks.. Love it!
griffinalexander wrote:Aug 19, 2012
melissamogannam wrote:Oct 10, 2018
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    Heydt Designs
    Hi Melissa- The cabinet color on this kitchen is Benjamin Moore Hazy Skies. Hope this helps!
Sylvia Loebach wrote:Jul 28, 2018
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    Heydt Designs

    Thank you! Yes, it is antique mirror.

kmcendy wrote:Jul 9, 2017
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    Heydt Designs

    Good morning! The tile is Neri. Best!

kmcendy wrote:Jul 9, 2017
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    Heydt Designs

    Yes, it's Adex Neri- Best of luck to you!

noahwee wrote:May 6, 2017
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    Heydt Designs

    Perhaps they look different in the photo, but the counters are 1-1/2" thick with mitered edges. Hope that helps!

Jelena Zolis wrote:Feb 3, 2017
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    Heydt Designs

    I am generally not a fan of man-made materials which try to look like a natural material, having a preference for authentic materials, so I would suggest the grey floor tile in your case. Best of luck to you!

bagirl wrote:Oct 22, 2016
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    Heydt Designs

    The tile is glossy. Hope that helps!

yparky wrote:Nov 20, 2015
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    Heydt Designs

    The cabinets are 29-3/8" wide by 37-1/2" tall. The hood is 45" wide. Hope that helps!

Kelly Koko wrote:Aug 3, 2015
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    Heydt Designs

    The cabinet color is Benjamin Moore's 'Hazy Skies' OC-48. I also used Benjamin Moore's 'Gray Owl' recently for an entire kitchen and house (2137-60) and that is a really beautiful color as well. It's more on the gray/blue side than Hazy Skies, but still very neutral. It also looks beautiful with Calacatta marble and white tile. Hope that helps! Leigha

acr71 wrote:Aug 30, 2013
marymcmillan wrote:Aug 24, 2013
catherine29 wrote:Jun 21, 2013
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    Heydt Designs
    It's Benjamin Moore Hazy Skies. Hope that helps!
lukeheitman wrote:Mar 13, 2013
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    Heydt Designs
    The color for all of it, walls, trim and cabinets, is Benjamin Moore 'Hazy Skies' OC-48. Best! Leigha
pnmcatee wrote:Feb 11, 2013
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    Heydt Designs
    I'm sorry, I don't remember exactly. The interior designer, Benjamin Dhong could probably tell you. You can find him here on Houzz.com. Hope that helps!
kam3y wrote:Dec 30, 2012
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    Heydt Designs
    The ceiling height was 9'-2". Hope it works for you!
teniellec wrote:Sep 17, 2012
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    Heydt Designs
    Sorry for the late reply. We used real lemons from the flower mart. They are intended for this purpose with the stems and leaves intact. (: Best, Leigha
suzielange wrote:Sep 15, 2012
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    Heydt Designs
    It is soft, and stains easily, but I absolutely love the look and feel of it. The grey marbling helps hide discolorations. Best of luck! Leigha
carolgriffin wrote:Aug 22, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

lwkkitchens
LWK London Kitchens added this to Why You Should Include a Mirror in Your Kitchen, and How to Do ItMar 24, 2017

Panel cabinet doors. Mirrored doors work beautifully on wall cabinets because the eye-level position offers maximum light reflection, giving the impression of a brighter, larger, more open space. Mirrors are also a good alternative to plain glass if you struggle to keep your cabinets tidy inside.If you’re worried about keeping the shiny surface clean, a finish such as antiqued mirrored glass, as seen here, will make fingerprints or smudges less noticeable, in addition to adding character.

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Jess McBride added this to Design Risks From Mild to WildMay 16, 2016

7. Mirror, mirror. Mirrored cabinet doors represent a relatively minimal design risk, since swapping in more conventional glass at a later date is always possible. If you’ve always coveted the understated glamour of antiqued mirrors and mirrored furniture, you’d be a great candidate for spiffing up your cabinets in such a graceful, unusual way.

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Janell Beals - House of Fifty added this to Mirrors Make an Unexpected Appearance in the KitchenDec 22, 2015

On cabinetry. In addition to the option of hanging a framed mirror, there’s the option of adding mirrors to cabinetry. Here, antiqued mirrors line the fronts of twin upper cabinets flanking the stove hood. This design choice adds character to the space while lending a sense of openness and light to a back area of the room.

lolalina
Laura Gaskill added this to 11 Great Alternatives to Glass-Front CabinetsJan 24, 2014

11. Mirrored. To get the gleam of glass without putting all of your stuff on display, try replacing some or all of the cabinet doors with mirrored ones. Antiqued-glass doors, like the ones shown here, can be quite beautiful.Locate a glass and mirror shop near youTell us: Would you try any of these cabinet door styles at home? Which appeals to you most?

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Julia Pockett added this to 10 Victorian Kitchen Features for Modern LifeSep 21, 2012

Tiles. The Victorians did use tiles in their kitchens, as backsplashes and elsewhere. However, finding a complete set of these authentic tiles is difficult today. Try subway tiles for a contemporary look with a traditional twist, as they echo the plain functionality of the Victorian kitchen. For a quirkier vintage look, searching salvage stores for mismatched but same-size tiles to design a feature behind the stove.

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Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: A Family Home Grows and Gets a New FaceAug 14, 2012

The wife chose the elegant Calacatta Oro marble countertops. “She has great taste, and that made a huge difference with the project,” says Heydt.A white subway tile backpsplash and glass-front cabinet doors reflect the light and brighten the windowless wall of the kitchen. Pendant light: Victorian Hotel Pendant, Restoration Hardware

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