Brass toes kicks and vintage accents on IKEA Abstrakt. Are you frickin' kidding me?! BRILLIANT.
Name: Claire & Jeffrey
Type of Project: Kitchen remodel
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Type of building: Single-family bungalow, 950 square feet
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Our style is clean, simple, and authentic. And quirky. And has to be livable and unpretentious. I love white, utilitarian kitchen spaces with simple, unfussy materials. Generally classic materials, but I think that's bias because my house was built in 1918. I think there's always a best-case scenario for any circumstance and budget, and that every space in a home should inform the others.
I am mainly designing the space myself. I have always been very spatially-oriented in my design work, and on top of that, have always valued the quality of my environment and the things I surround myself with. That said, it's hard for me to hand over a project to a professional.
As far as materials are concerned, we're thinking glossy white cabinets and light gray, concrete counters, with the original hardwood floors refinished and stained dark (to match the rest of the house). We'll have white walls, and natural wood accents, with punchy colors in the form of accessories, art, and kitchen tools, with natural textures and patterns here and there.
For more of my renovation inspiration photos, check out my project pinboard.
(Diary Text: Claire Moyle. Images: 1. House to Home, 2. Nuevo Estilo via The Nero Chronicles, 3. The Glitter Guide, 4. CocoCozy via Apartment Therapy, 5. Croma Design via Houzz and Apartment Therapy, 6. House and Home, 7. Realtor.com, 8 & 9. Design*Sponge)