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Back Splash.finally installed
dcconway
December 17, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Is the kitchen complete or does is need something. Special?
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Chandani
Nice job! Consider putting the mat under the table...or is it too small for that. Also, consider lowering the light fixture. Perhaps some panel curtains - even if they are stationary to soften the space a bit.
December 17, 2012 at 11:08AM     
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L L P Construction
Under cabinet lighting would illuminate the back splash tile and elevate the look. Use LED warm white low voltage strip lighting. You can purchase at Lowe's or Home Depot. Or have a licensed contractor handle the installation.
December 17, 2012 at 12:04PM     
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KM&M Designs
I would replace the drawer and cabinet pulls with something in black iron. This would bring attention to the nice cabinets and break up the white expanse tying in the black on the appliace tops. Under cabinet lights would improve the look too. Move the rug under the table to make the area appear more defined. Adding color in soft blue grey or as Chandani said above, drapery panels will go a long way to making your room feel more finished. Paint your ceiling a soft eggshell blue. It will soften the entire room.
December 17, 2012 at 12:37PM     
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StarrMiller Interior Design, Inc.
All of the notes above are right on point. The lighting is key and well thought out accessories are needed to complete the look. (Stainless or white canisters) Clutter of any kind will make this space seem unpolished.
December 17, 2012 at 2:52PM   
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dcconway
Thanks LLP and Katherine...I do have the LED lights under the cabinet. Not sure how good this picture displays the.
December 17, 2012 at 2:56PM   
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pjtime
It's a beautiful kitchen but needs a bit of fun and color. The carpet isn't contributing to the kitchen. I would have a bright multi-colored rug in front of the sink with some of the grays of the backsplash and other colors or leave your beautiful floor bare. If you find a rug you like, I would remove the vase with the grapes in it and add instead something with a color from your carpet. Maybe a tin trivet that's fun and colorful. I don't like to clutter my counters with much and why do that when you have such a beautiful countertop and backsplash, but something with color coordinating with a smaller rug would look nice and after Christmas you could add something to the table to bring that color in.. Some rug suggestions are below, but it is a matter of taste. FLOR tiles (2nd link) I've heard are comfy to stand on and easy to rinse off in the kitchen sink. You could make your own rug with the tiles.
http://www.dashandalbert.com/product/view/seaglass-stripe-woven-cotton--RDA198 http://www.flor.com/get-samples.html?limit=all http://www.wayfair.com/Pebbles-2-Piece-Spa-Contemporary-Bath-Rug-Set-26651-CMZ1053.html http://www.wayfair.com/popups/quickview_popup.php?sku=MSH1547 http://www.ragrugs2order.com/ http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Graffiti-Multi-Wool-Area-Rug-22-x-3/6737383/product.html http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Hand-tufted-Abstract-Tulip-Purple-Wool-Rug-2-x-3/7252920/product.html http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Kitties-In-The-Window-Blue-Indoor-Outdoor-Rug-19-x-29/7467908/product.html http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Stripe-Red-Orange-Indoor-Outdoor-Rug-2-x-3/7554945/product.html
December 17, 2012 at 2:56PM   
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carolannr
I would add a nice traditional oriental style rug to the kitchen and under the table and chairs. I think something in red, blue and green would be just the right touch to warm up the color scheme - it will in turn warm up the space. I think your window bump out would be perfect for a window seat perhaps with storage under and pillows but that's just me.
December 17, 2012 at 3:05PM   
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Natalie
Definitely need a rug, something fun with a bit of warm hues. Add nutmeg, topaz, and bronze accessories to counter. Hope this is helpful. Looks great so far... Have fun! http://www.rugsusa.com/rugsusa/rugs/dalyn-sd-5/ivory/111SD5-9013.html
December 17, 2012 at 3:20PM     
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judianna20
Love the glass tile and the color. Table needs a rug.
December 17, 2012 at 3:21PM   
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macsharrar
I love the back splash and the gray and white really blend well together. I'm renovating my kitchen as well and was wondering what made you choose white cabinets. I'm debating over white versus a darker stain. Also, what did you use for the counter top, I really love it.
December 17, 2012 at 6:23PM     
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Gabberts Design Studio
I would move the rug under the table, it's kind of floating off on it's own in the middle of the kitchen.
December 17, 2012 at 6:39PM   
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dcconway
To macsjarrah... I chose the white cabinets for the brightness in a small kitchen, but I think white is so clean. The granite was Kashmire gray. Thanks so much.
December 19, 2012 at 5:09AM   
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Chandani
I love the colour and pattern in the rugs, particularly the second, one that Natalie suggests. Those colours and a pattern for your drapes would be lovely.
December 19, 2012 at 8:20AM   
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Stoneshop
Other than the rug comments that others have mentioned, I think that your kitchen looks lovely! Very timeless yet contemporary. The granite and subway tile backsplash look marvelous together. The light blue floral rug that Natalie posted or the zebra print rug that judyg suggested would both look great in your space!
December 19, 2012 at 8:57AM   
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mpoulsom
Looks like you did a great job to me! If you DO keep a rug in the kitchen maybe line the straight edge parallel with the stove edge...or use an oval rug., maybe something smaller than what you have. Something about the way it is positioned on the floor is fighting with the other lines I think. Love the rugs natalie suggested above for you.
December 19, 2012 at 9:29AM   
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pjtime
Love the 2nd carpet Natalie suggested and it would be a great way to add color and personality to the space.
December 19, 2012 at 11:40AM   
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dcconway
Thank you everyone for all of the advice, because I sure do need it. Just purchased new rug....does this help the look of the kitchen?
December 19, 2012 at 12:52PM     
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Travis Robert Renovations
Thanks for sharing your pictures.... The backsplash came out nice!
December 20, 2012 at 10:18AM   
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pjtime
The rug is definitely an improvement!
December 22, 2012 at 1:25PM   
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Jayme H.
I would pull the red color from the rug and use similar colors to accessorize. A few well placed colorful objects would look so good...nice kitchen!
December 22, 2012 at 2:47PM   
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Interiors International, Inc.
Add some color. There are many good ideas for you above.
December 22, 2012 at 3:48PM   
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