So excited to share with you today an LS DigiDesign kitchen project in Boston!
For those of you who know me, although I have been in NYC long enough to officially call myself a "New Yorker" (10+ years!), Boston is, and always will be, my home. (Love that dirty waterrrr!) There's nothing better than grabbing a small hot coffee with cream in a medium cup at a 'Dunk's drive through and speeding off to find some treasures at the Natick Homegoods. The cashier will most likely add R's to words unnecessarily, and omit them where needed, and I love it.
Although I don't get to the city of the Green Monster often enough, when we go back, Avery absolutely loooves seeing her Mimi, Papa, Auntie JJ, and poodle-pup Sophie Chanel. She has what to her must feel like endless space to crawl around in their beautiful New England Town Home. Poor thing is so used to being cooped up in our Brooklyn petit a.p.t., A Prospect Heights Prewar, which I must say is big on style, but small on square footage! She can't (attempt to) walk very far without bumping into some furniture or a massive toy that probably shouldn't be taking up as much valuable real estate as it is.
Anyways, I digress! Today I'm here to tell you about Client Awesome, a colleague of Papa's and fellow mama of a Tiny Human, who enlisted me to be "The Closer" for her kitchen remodel.
The project was off to a good start immediately, because Client Awesome has fabulous taste. When I went on Pinterest and took a look at her kitchen inspiration board, I basically started drooling...
I know, right?! I love nothing more than a clean white kitchen accented with a little warmth. I couldn't wait to get designing.
My mission for Client Awesome:
(1) Find Perfect Pale Grey Paint Color
(2) Find Perfect Runner
(3) Find Perfect Small Closed Cabinet
After I recovered from my Pinterest-induced heart palpitations and cleaned the drool off my computer, I set to work, armed with the following information:
Like I said, fabulous taste! I was lucky Client Awesome had already given me a great start. Here is the DigiDesign I came up with to bring it all together.
We decided to go with Sherwin Williams "Light French Gray" for the walls, at 75%. It will have a nice, pale, airy feel with just a touch of color to accent the beautiful backsplash and countertops.
I loved how this vintage kilim runner had what I see as classic "Bostonian" colors, and didn't feel too traditional or tribal. When it comes to these types of rugs, I firmly believe the vintage ones are the best! Some slight wear and tear makes it feel worldly, so it won't look like it's trying to hard. Plus, being in the kitchen, it's not the end of the world if it receives some more wear and tear (which it will - with a dog and toddler rolling around on it on a daily basis). Like a fine wine, it will get better with age.
Lastly, I'm so glad Client Awesome chose this cabinet, because although I gave her a few options, this was definitely my favorite! I just loved how it was the perfect marriage of rustic and modern. The chevron provides some warmth and personality, and it is perfect for additional closed storage along the small open wall in the kitchen.
So, there you have it. The painters start this week. I can't wait to see this DigiDesign come to fruition. It will just require another trip up to Boston this summer. No complaints there!