Highland Remodel Pt. 1: The Kitchen

A dark kitchen that just needed a bright update!

25 June 2018 -

Introducing…the Highland Remodel!

Our client’s kitchen was a nice kitchen to begin with, but they were ready for a big change. They asked us to create space that felt bright, open, and traditional. Oh, and they wanted a blue island! Our clients’ personal style is more glam than our clients usually request, so it was really fun for our team to design this project. We also did the master bathroom!



Let’s start with the layout. The footprint stayed the same, but there was some appliance shifting. Our client went to a large range instead of wall ovens which allowed the size of the refrigerator to increase. Instead of having an island with legs and seating on three sides, they changed to seating on one side with closed end panels. This gave the island a more substantial, yet streamlined look. The cabinet maker did a beautiful job. The paint color is Normandy by Benjamin Moore.

Let’s talk about that hood!!! It is definitely the focal point in this kitchen. What we love most about it is the curvy shape paired with an aged finish. Our clients knew they wanted a metal hood and we sampled quite a few different metals to find the perfect combination. The result is everything we all hoped for. We didn’t want the lighting to block or compete with the range hood, so a simple globe pendant (similar) was an easy choice.

The added beams/tongue + groove in white gave the kitchen a higher-end look as well as the bright look our client was after. Instead of just doing flat beams, you’ll see the bead detail that takes it to a more traditional place.

Functionality is always a must. They needed an area where everyone could sit and do homework while hanging out. You know we’re all about juxtaposition and our Kate Bar Stools are the perfect modern contrast in the space. Our clients also loved the half back on the stools – great for a low profile look that still provides support.

You can never go wrong with a hand-formed tile backsplash! The light reflects off the texture so beautifully.

Although there are no open shelves in this kitchen, the glass cabinetry in this nook is a great spot for displaying pretty things.

Glass fronts on the upper cabinets are a great way to add visual interest in a mostly white kitchen.

What is there to say about the bridge faucet? It’s just really freaking pretty.

Seville Rug has antique charm you just can’t beat. Its muted tones complimented the tradtional, neutral vibe in the kitchen.

Date Posted
25 June 2018