We just love the charm of La Cornue's custom Chateau as well as their stock Cornue Fe' ranges that come in a nice selection of enamel colors and metal accents (starting at about $ 6,800.) For traditionally inspired designs, like our kitchen that appeared on the cover of St. Louis Home & Lifestyles magazine after winning the Kitchen of the Year contest, to the minimalist kitchen shown below with a contemporary feeling; French stoves look great everywhere!
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Thursday, February 28, 2013
We've used almost everything for kitchen design inspiration: funky stools, favorite resorts, a pottery collection, views, children's needs, wheelchair accessability and now meals! The idea developed out of conversations with our client with a very large kitchen about how many miles a day she put in running back and forth around her kitchen. Because of allergies, she makes everything from scratch so the stock 'kitchen work triangle' wasn't working for her. So here's what evolved; a kitchen planned around the needs of breakfast, lunch and dinner with 'coctails' and 'dessert' thrown in, because who wants to short coctails and dessert? The kitchen is featured this month in St.Louis At Home magazine in Anatomy of a Kitchen. See the attached link. Oh, and by the way, they got the source for the wall shelves wrong- they're from Restoration Hardware as well as the pendant lights. The faucets are from Newport Brass. And, because we're always asked, the granite is called "Delicatus Extra".
The image below was taken looking through the new arched opening to the living room.
The photo below shows how we wedged the archway in under the staircase. That took some serious work to make it look so effortless. (PS: The client is an engineer).
Here's the link to the magazine article:http://www.stlmag.com/St-Louis-AT-HOME/Spring-2013/Anatomy-of-a-Kitchen/
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
for a huge bedroom. I wanted to make a statement and do something in scale with the huge bedroom for our new guest house project, so I had my carpenter attach an 80" tall by 80" tall section of MDF board centered on the "bed wall" and trim three sides with oversized (6" wide) chair rail from the local lumber supply company and then I started painting...
Because there had to be a seam in the MDF since it only comes in 4'x8' pieces, I had the carpenter make a center seam where it would be disguised by the horizon line of the sky and river.
To economize, I used some left over beige latex house paint for the base coat of paint on the board before applying the more expensive Liquitex acrylic paints to tint the house paint to the colors I wanted.
This is a detail of the water's edge that is next to your head on a pillow. It kind of makes you feel like you're resting while overlooking the whole scene.
I love the contrast of creamy white linens with the painting. Then I found the dark plum lamp shades that brings out the similar colors in my 'moody sky'.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Hidden storage under the barstool support accesses a rollaround serving cart.
The Butler's Pantry (above), is located adjacent to the original log cabin dining room. It serves as a beverage center with coffee maker, refrigeration drawers, icemaker, sink, glass door wine cooler and glass, cup and liquor storage.
|A waterfalled countertop pictureframes the dead space mini drawers|
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
One of the nice things about being in business for a long time is that we have had the opportunity to do two or more homes for the same client. And then again, it can be challenging when a client loves what you did ten years ago, and wants the same thing for their new home. I'm not wired that way- I want every project to be unique; every project to have something we've never done before. This is just that kind of project.
|The new kitchen's enormous double level island and five foot wide fully integrated refrigerator & freezer is enclosed in a bonnet topped distressed pine armoire.|
|For him: this lower worktop has an accessable recess on the other side|
By the family entrance from the garage is a message center, kid's cubbies with storage bench, coat and backpack hooks divided for each child. A food pantry is conveniently located here also.