Inspiration for Sandra and Justin's Kitchen

Inspiration for Sandra and Justin's Kitchen

May 21, 2013

Name: Sandra & Justin
Type of Project: Kitchen remodel
Location: Arlington, Texas
Type of building: Single-family home, 2,450 square feet

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Last week we introduced you to Sandra and Justin's kitchen remodel. They're taking on the cramped and outdated kitchen in their Texas home and transforming it into a beautiful, open space that's perfect for gatherings of family and friends. In this post, they're sharing some of their inspiration for the project.  

From Sandra:

Our style is casual, contemporary, modern, and colorful. I love gray neutrals with loud pops of color from accessories and art. I appreciate it when a room feels soothing and timeless with cool grays and whites, but then has bursts of color and surprise — pieces that make you smile when you see them and color pairings that have just enough friction to make them interesting together. 

White kitchen and gray countertops, relaxed with natural wood and bold color.

The goal is to have a super functional space that has a fresh feel: clean lines, and a classic white and gray palette with a playful amount of color coming from accent pieces to keep things fun, without being overwhelming or too dark. I crave natural light and am making choices to keep the room feeling as light and open as possible. Toss in a few experienced items — some weathered wood, and my collection of vintage milk glass, and it should look like us.

Dark gray c