Client Freakin Fabulous: The Kitchen Reveal

June 11, 2015

I have been waiting patiently to get into the nitty gritty of Client Freakin’ Fabulous and all that went down in their sweet pad overhaul. I figured we should start with a little kitchen reveal. I am gonna go through the whole process – beginning to end – showing you how we achieved an open and airy vibe for the heart of this home.

1 // The first thing I wanted to do when I saw this space was knock down the wall separating the front room and the kitchen. I wanted to bring more light into the space and make it feel more open to the rest of the home.

2 // I painted the island a darker color and added panelling to the side of it in order to make it feel a little more modern. I also wanted to tie in the panelling from the fireplace and bookshelf in the family room and the island seemed like a perfect place to do it!

3 // The backsplash tile was changed to a 2″x8″ subway instead of the traditional 3”x5” size, giving the backsplash a more unique look. A custom mixed dark gray/brown grout was used to really make the tiles stand out.

4 // Brass was added. Yes, I know it can be a bit much sometimes to add brass when there are tons of stainless appliances, but I am a believer in the mixing of metals and frequently do it myself. I think it turned out fabulous…freakin’ fabulous! ha!

5 // To really make a statement with the island I added a 3″ thick Calcutta top. However, in order to save some dough and have a surface that was a little more durable we used organic white caesarstone for the back counter.

6 // The ceilings are a little low, so I decided to forgo hanging lights above the island and instead just focused on finding a super rad light fixture to place above the dining room table. 

I love the feeling of the finished space! It’s exactly the look we wanted to give our fabulous clients. 

Check it out!

  1. I really like your work, beautiful.
    Could you tell me where did you got the stools for the kitchen island?
    I love them:)

  2. Amber all of your work is amazing, love seeing the “before & after” photos. Wondering if the oak floors you used on “client Freakin Fabulous” were finished on site or you purchased them pre-finished. If they were pre-finish would you be willing to let me know who makes them. I have to replace all the wood floors in my house due to water damage and I think these would be perfect. Thanks.

  3. Did you cut down the legs on the Arthur Umanoff bar stools so that they were the right height for the kitchen counter? All bar stools I find are a seat height of 29.5″ and that’s way to high for a standard kitchen island of around 36″. I’d be psyched to hear your answer!

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