Open Plan Traditional- Modern Living For Today's FamilyBeach Style Dining Room, San Francisco

David Duncan Livingston

Inspiration for a large beach style dark wood floor kitchen/dining room combo remodel in San Francisco —  Houzz
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Rand Moh wrote:November 13, 2015
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    My Girlfriends House

    OK, now I do have a question after staring at this beautiful photo, what color paint is the grey island? Thank you!

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    Heydt Designs

    Hello! The island paint color is Benjamin Moore Whale Gray 2134-40. Hope this helps!


Kelly Schafer wrote:November 15, 2015
behrendtlisa wrote:September 23, 2016
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    Heydt Designs

    Sorry, the plans are not available. It was a remodel to a private residence. Best of luck!

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    Gordon Jones, LLC

    No question, just want to say how great this space is - fantastic.

jessicachiles wrote:September 21, 2016
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    Heydt Designs

    Thank you! The countertop material is a marble called Calacatta D'Oro otherwise known as Calacatta Gold Marble. It is a grey and white marble with gold, tan, and green veining. The amount and proportion of color varies per batch. The same stone was used on the tile backsplash and inside the open shelves. Hope this helps!

  • Lisa Satter_Janosky

    Thank you ;) Lisa

Christina Quist wrote:January 23, 2016
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    Oak & Broad

    That stain color looks a lot like Dark Walnut.

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    Heydt Designs

    I'm sorry I don't know the stain color. We matched an existing color throughout the home, so it was a custom match.

crystalreed1512 wrote:November 15, 2015
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    Benjamin Dhong Interiors
    Leigha Heydt the architectural designer selected the island color as well as designing the amazing kitchen!
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    Heydt Designs

    Thank you for looking! The island color is Benjamin Moore's 'Whale Gray', and the cabinets, walls and trim are Benjamin Moore 'Gray Owl'. I love how the chairs Ben picked coordinate so well with these colors!

bowiemojo wrote:November 15, 2015
rzhb2219 wrote:April 7, 2017
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    It does, thank you! Would you happen to know what the distance is from the countertop to where the window sill starts? Thank you again

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    Heydt Designs

    The distance from the window to the counter is very low, about 1", which I love. Basically we made it just high enough to make sure the counter would not get above the window somehow. The plugs are installed to the left and right of the sink, instead of on the wall behind. Good luck to you!

rominahoofer24 wrote:July 29, 2017
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    Heydt Designs

    Thank you! We purchased the backsplash tile from Country Floors. We asked them to cut the 3x12 tiles for us out of honed 12x12 Calacatta marble tiles. Hope that helps!

  • rominahoofer24

    Great!! Thank you so much for the info!!!

Sonali Ghosh wrote:April 3, 2017
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    Heydt Designs

    The paint color on the island is Benjamin Moore's 'Whale Gray' 2134-40. Hope that helps!

  • Vanessa Burnett

    what is the finish on the island? Lacquered?


bethannmcgrath wrote:March 27, 2017
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    Heydt Designs

    Hello! The wall paint color is the same as the cabinets and trim. It is Benjamin Moore Gray Owl OC-52. My client loves the neutrality of the color. Hope this helps!

  • bethannmcgrath

    thank you, Great color!!


momgoat wrote:July 19, 2016
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    Oak & Broad

    I love those Rift & Quartered Oak floor planks. The finish looks similar to Provincial.

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    Heydt Designs

    Hello, I'm sorry I missed this question last week. I don't know the name of the stain color as it was an existing color throughout the home and we just asked the flooring installer to match it. It looks something like the Du Chateau Lyon Floor below. Best of luck! Leigha

enbelletete wrote:May 5, 2016
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    Heydt Designs

    Thank you! I "tagged" all of the colors, finishes, and fixtures in the Project photos. Sometimes the "tags" can be difficult to find. If you go back to the Project on my Houzz page, and then click on a photo, you will see a "TAG" icon for the photo appear at the bottom of the photo. Once you click on that icon you will see a bunch of green tags pop up on the photo. Each tag has item information and sometimes even links for purchasing. Also, you can read the [Houzz feature[(https://www.houzz.com/magazine/kitchen-of-the-week-classic-style-creates-calm-for-a-busy-family-stsetivw-vs~55934142) on that project for more information. All of that has way more information than I could ever reply in one post! Hope that helps! :)


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    LampsUSA.com

    Great use of space and color.

teamfox03 wrote:January 1, 2016
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    Heydt Designs

    I assume you are asking about the windows at the sink? They are 5' tall including the transoms which are 1'-1" tall themselves. The project was a remodel and that was the maximum height we had available due to a structural beam above the transoms. If I had designed the home from scratch, I would have matched the transom height over the sink with the transoms over the pocket doors to the left of the refrigerator. Hope that helps!

  • sweetisabelle

    what size are the bottom windows? width? thanks

Carla Sullivan wrote:August 27, 2017
ash5181 wrote:June 21, 2017
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    Heydt Designs

    Hi! We used BM- Pure White in Flat on the ceiling and we did not lighten the Gray Owl on the cabinets. We used it as is! It is probably all of the natural light in the room that you are seeing as you mentioned. Hope that helps!

Denise Finnerty wrote:February 26, 2017
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    Heydt Designs

    The shelves have 14" of clear height between them. Hope that helps!

Max Leither wrote:February 12, 2017
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    Heydt Designs

    We used Benjamin Moore 'Gray Owl' on the cabinets and walls and 'Whale Gray' on the Island. Both in satin sheens. Hope that helps!


gordieg2 wrote:January 26, 2017
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    Heydt Designs

    The paint color on the island is Benjamin Moore 'Whale Gray' 2134-40 in a satin sheen. Hope that helps!

6009kitty wrote:August 16, 2016
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    Heydt Designs

    The color on the cabinets, walls and trim is Benjamin Moore's Gray Owl OC-52 in a Satin sheen. The island color is BM's Whale Gray 2134-40, also in Satin.

    Hope that helps!


cynthia phillips wrote:August 1, 2016
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    Heydt Designs

    Hello! The counters are natural stone: Calacatta d'Oro Marble. Hope that helps!

csweinberg wrote:June 24, 2016
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    Heydt Designs
    Thank you! It is painted in the standard BM whale gray color in a satin sheen. Perhaps the sheen is making it appear darker to you.
patti_ensor wrote:February 23, 2016
ckrylov wrote:February 11, 2016
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    Heydt Designs

    Thank you! The cabinets were fabricated by J. Spix Fine Cabinets in Sausalito. They were finished by Swift Finishing Inc. in Petaluma. J. Spix normally works for architects and builders, off of already completed design drawings, and Swift normally gets hired by the cabinet fabricator. Hope that helps!

miastensrud wrote:February 8, 2016
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    Heydt Designs

    Ah! Good question. It's a finished height of 9'-10". Hope that helps!

canuckinny wrote:January 14, 2016
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    Heydt Designs

    Amazingly no! We found a slab that was just barely large enough to do it in one piece!

mamagull wrote:December 14, 2015
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    Heydt Designs

    Thank you!! The island is 4'-2" wide by 10'-5" long. Hope that helps! Leigha

orysia wrote:November 18, 2015
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    Heydt Designs

    It was selected by in the interior designer Benjamin Dhong Interiors. It's Seagrass carpet that was measured and cut to fit the family room and dining room in one piece, and then delivered and bound on site. Hope that helps!

mollyatgw wrote:November 17, 2015
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    Heydt Designs

    Thank you! It's the Mr. Brown Galaxy Chandelier with the Antique Mirror Finish. You can find it on Charish for $1777. Here's the link. It's also available in a bone finish. Hope that helps!

rosiesuyker wrote:November 17, 2015
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    Heydt Designs

    It's Benjamin Moore Whale Gray 2134-40

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Mitchell Parker added this to The 10 Most Popular Houzz Stories of 2016November 16, 2016

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Mitchell Parker added this to 6 Ways to Spice Up Your Neutral KitchenApril 7, 2016

1. Vary the neutrals. Homeowners enthusiastic about an all-white kitchen sometimes are surprised by just how much white that really is. That’s why designers know to play with a richer mix of hues that offer a bit of interest to the eye while still maintaining neutrality.

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Laura Gaskill added this to Your Clutter-Clearing Plan for the New YearDecember 30, 2015

October: Dining room and entertaining supplies. With the big holidays coming up over the next few months, October is a good time to get ahead of the curve and sort out your entertaining arsenal.Get rid of worn-out and stained tablecloths, placemats and napkinsCount your dinnerware and serving pieces and consider whether you have enough, too much or too little for the amount you entertainGet rid of decor, table linens and serving pieces that you don’t like or that no longer fit your lifestyleHabit to cultivate: Just like creating a wardrobe with lots of pieces that work together, think of creating an entertaining wardrobe that you can mix and match, rather than having lots of distinct sets of dishes.

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Becky Harris added this to Get Ideas From This Year’s Top 20 Kitchen ToursDecember 7, 2015

4. Classic Style Creates Calm for a Busy FamilyOpen shelves, a large island and an eye-catching light fixture ease the transition into the kitchen from the living room.Cool feature: Calacatta d’Oro marble tiles behind the open shelvesLocation: Mill Valley, CaliforniaSize: About 1,000 square feet (92.9 square meters), including the kitchen, dining area, pantry and family roomDesigner: Leigha Heydt, Heydt DesignsSee the rest of this kitchen

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Becky Harris added this to The 20 Most Popular Kitchen Photos of 2015November 18, 2015

Kitchens that are part of an open plan. When creating kitchens like this one, which is open to the dining area — and beyond that, the living room — designers had to consider what the views would be like from one space to the next. Using a statement light fixture in lieu of a line of small pendants created a focal point in the long space. Open shelves viewed from the other rooms help the kitchen blend in with the adjacent dining and living room areas. Light fixture: Mr. Brown Galaxy Pendant; chevron Riviera side chairs: Serena & Lily

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Becky Harris added this to Kitchen of the Week: Classic Style Creates Calm for a Busy FamilyOctober 27, 2015

AFTER: The kitchen is wide open to the informal dining area and the family room, so the look of the three spaces needed to be cohesive. “We went for classic, timeless style because it fit their Shingle-style home and so it wouldn’t go out of style,” Heydt says. “The family has a very hectic schedule, so they really needed the space to feel calm.” Light gray walls continue from the cabinets to the walls throughout the space, with a darker paint on the island adding a grounding accent. The dining area seats the whole family, who enjoy most of their meals together here every day. A mix of woven French cafe chairs and slipcovered host and hostess chairs adds comfort, texture and color. Tolix Marais counter stools: Design Within Reach

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Sharon Feldman added this to Dining Room5 days ago

Can we have two chairs like this ?

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sweetisabelle added this to Laura Faber6 days ago

shelves are 1-1/2" thick. grey owl paint

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Matt & Jess added this to kitchenFebruary 9, 2020

Comments mentions cabinet fabricator and finishing in Bay Area

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Lucie Poirier added this to corbeauxFebruary 6, 2020

cabinet color is gray owl and island is whale gray

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Dianne Sacchetti added this to Dianne's ideasFebruary 5, 2020

Stunning!!!!Cabinet Benjamin Moore Whale Gray 2134-40.

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Julia Huisman added this to Jane's KitchenFebruary 3, 2020

Contrasting color on the island

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