Reeded glass cabinets, Ann Sacks Luxor backsplash tiles and Mitchell Gold barstools are special elements that make this kitchen feel luxurious. A large window over the sink brings light into the room and now washing the dishes is a much brighter task. It is so bright in this room during the day that you can turn the lights off and save energy.
This kitchen was for an organic chef who loved the look and feel of the Inn at Carmel. We installed 5" oak planks and bead board to give the kitchen a rustic feel. An added bonus was the woodblock chopping board in full view of guests. Here the chef could work his preparation magic as his friends and clients looked on in awe.
Icy glass mini-bricks on the walls and icy mosaic tiles on the counter give a cool feeling to this powder room. Contrasting warm colors like the espresso-colored cabinets and the ethnic brown vase also balances the space. A true exercise in Feng Shui, all the elements are used: wood, water, metal, fire (light) and earth (river rock stones for flooring).
Flooding the room with light provides an airy quality to the rustic charm of this room. Juxtaposing hard materials (wood and stone) with soft fabrics and organic elements, like the twig chandelier, creates a sophisticated, yet casual “Inn at Carmel” atmosphere.
This room envokes a feeling of being in your own five-star hotel room. The tasteful minimalism includes cinnamon-colored side tables, white leather furniture and oversized lamp shades. This particular home is a weekend getaway in Palm Springs, hence the tall cactus. The carpet and wall covering are made from recycled materials.