Before & After: A Ranch House Kitchen Gets The Blues (In the Best Way Possible)

Before & After: A Ranch House Kitchen Gets The Blues (In the Best Way Possible)

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Project by: Ariela Najman of Stripe Design Services
Location: Santa Cruz, California

Interior designer, Ariela Najman, was tasked with adding some light and breezy style to her client's California ranch house. Along with other smart upgrades, she added a calming and eye-catching blue in the kitchen giving it a timeless look with a twist.

(Image credit: Eric Ressler )

From Ariela: Stripe Design Services was approached in 2016 by a local couple wanting a makeover for their kitchen, dining room and living room. Whilst the space already had great light and a sensible layout, they wanted their 1950s ranch home to reflect their personal style.

(Image credit: Eric Ressler )
(Image credit: Eric Ressler )

The kitchen had a major transformation with a confident shade of blue for the cabinets, linear subway tile backsplash, and new quartz countertops. The brick fireplace got an update with black paint and the addition of a rustic mantle found on Etsy. The dining area was tied back into the eclectic living space with new man made plank flooring throughout.

The living room is now a cozy oasis with soft neutrals and bohemian touches, like palm prints from The Aestate above a mid-century inspired sofa from West Elm and geometric rug. This once run of the mill home now has style to spare, making it the perfect space for our clients.

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Thanks so much, Ariela and Stripe Design Services !

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