Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Wise Design helped this large family realize their vision for a charming, airy farmhouse kitchen. The existing space was small and cluttered with a major lack of storage. We designed a new plan for the kitchen by removing the existing kitchen and extending it across the whole width of the house. To accommodate their large family, we incorporated a large central island with bar seating. We designed traditional inset cabinetry with a full height pantry on the fridge wall, a small desk cabinet for mail and a hoosier style cabinet to display glassware. We removed the original entryway door to the kitchen and created a built-in dining banquette. To add some farmhouse charm, we paneled the ceiling, added an apron front sink, detailed the cabinets with corbels and used traditional cabinet latch hardware. Scroll down to the bottom for a "before" picture.
Friday, May 29, 2015
We are finally wrapping up the Alberta Craftsman house that we've been working on for over a year and a half! We transformed the kitchen by knocking down a wall to extend the space and introduced another window to flood the kitchen with light. We created a peninsula with storage and bar seating. We removed the upper kitchen cabinets, which were replaced with floating walnut shelves beneath a fully tiled wall. The dark countertops were updated with a marble patterned quartz. To add storage, we designed a hutch that adds character to the space.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
We've been working on a luxurious master bedroom design for a beautiful lakefront property in Portland. We were struck by a bold moroccan-inspired fabric and used it as the foundation for the design. We designed an elegant headboard with a diamond tuft and upholstered it in a sparkling gold-washed linen. We selected a rich teal velvet for an occasional chair and ottoman to compliment the pillows and a small-patterned moroccan print for the Euro shams. We also used the pattern of the teal fabric and created an upholstered cornice that reflects the shapes in the pillows, right down to the bronze circles, which we brought in through a nailhead detail. We paired the cornice with a luxurious silk drape.