Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Home Tour - Kitchen

Back in June my home was on tour over @ Remodelaholic.  I've decided to repost the tour on my own blog, room by room.  The first installment of the tour was my screen porch and can be seen right here.   Today I am sharing my kitchen, back hallway, half bath, and foyer.
I live in a condo that is almost 5 years old. When I purchased the condo it was framed in and ready for drywall. The floor plan was pretty well set, so I didn't make any changes there, but there was still time for me to select all of the materials and finishes.
We'll start the tour in the back hall. The garage entry is off of this hallway, so when I come home and open the door, this is what I see.  To the right are the laundry room and half bath; to the left is a large closet.
The floor is 12" x 12" tiles of natural slate from Daltile. Paint color is Benjamin Moore; Texas Leather AC-3. I used this in the back hall, foyer, and master bath & closet. This is now one of my all-time favorite colors. It's a perfect neutral - not too warm, and not too cool. I especially love how it looks against the white woodwork & wainscoting.
To the left of the back garage door is a little nook.
Here's the half bath:
Paint color is Benjamin Moore; Georgian Brick HC-50.
Once in the kitchen, the view back down the hall looks like this:
At the end of the hall is the kitchen. My kitchen, dining room and living room are all one open space. I can see everything from the kitchen.
The wood floor is bamboo. Paint color is Benjamin Moore; Huntington Beige HC-21.
The base cabinets are cherry with an espresso stain.  They almost look black in the photos, but they are a very rich, dark brown.  The wall cabinets are maple in a creamy white with a glaze on top.  I matched an off-white paint color (Benjamin Moore; OC-6 Feather Dawn) to the cabinets for the woodwork and trim for the rest of the house.
The range I have is this Jennair Dual Oven.  The top portion is a small sized oven and the bottom portion is a full size oven.  I love the option of using just use the top oven if I'm just heating up something small and the ability to cook two things at once at different temperatures is great too.
.I don't like to keep a lot out on the kitchen counters, but one thing that must stay out is this salt & pepper set I bought in Positano, Italy. 
The three stools came from Pottery Barn.  I like how the warm honey tone picks up on the same tones in the bamboo floor.
The tile backsplash is this porcelain tile from Crossville Inc.
Here's a view to the foyer and the stairs to the lower level:
That big, blank wall at the back of the foyer has been my nemesis since I moved in.  I can't seem to find anything I like enough (or that is affordable!) to put there.  I'm thinking maybe three large fabric wrapped canvases, but, I'm still not sure.
The view from the foyer toward the half bath:
That's it for the kitchen.  Next up on the tour will be my craft room!
This post is linked to:

Room by Room Party @ Cottage & Vine


Shannon said...

It's all so clean and simple and gorgeous! That bathroom color is beyond perfect. And you're totally right about the stools, they pick up the flooring so well! And I'm pumped for craft room!!!

Love the Decor! said...

This is stunning!! I love love love the layout and your Kitchen looks very functional and workable!!

Rebecca Watson said...

It's refreshing to see how vibrant and fun your home is! enjoy your day! :)

lorenabr said...

Lovely tour:)

Jen said...

More more more! Ready to see more!
Very beautiful and clean! Love the tile!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your home is so pretty. I do remember seeing this before. I love your paint colors. That Texas leather is really pretty in your photos.

The Price's said...

LOVE it!!! Love the colors!!! Pat yourself on the back.....I'd love to have this set up!! :-)

the cape on the corner said...

love your kitchen! so gorgeous, and it all works together so well. can't wait to see the rest!

Jo said...

You have created a beautiful home! I love the wainscoting with the paint colors- stunning!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Love all of your paint choices! Really beautiful, Alissa.

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Kristen {a little ditty} said...

Looks nice Beege! Gotta love that Texas Leather!!

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

Love all the photos. Great dinning area. Thanks for the tour. I always love to see how other decorate their spaces.

Pine Tree Home said...

You have a beautiful home. The color pallet is right up my alley.
On that big blank wall, how about starting a family gallery wall. Start in the middle and work your way out over time. It doesn't have the be family pictures either, just things that make you smile. Using same frames would keep it uniform. I buy cheap frameless ones at my local craft store every few months and use a crisp white matte.

Julie said...

Very pretty! I love your combination of white & dark cabinetry. I have the same thing in my kitchen!

Melanie said...

Oh, my goodness! Your house is gorgeous! Looks like it should be in a magazine.

LindyLouMac said...

Thanks for the tour of your beautiful home it looks spotless. Mine is still full of dust and spiders after the renovations!!! However much I clean:(

Ellie said...

It's gorgeous! I love the colors, the tile, the floorplan and especially the cream and espresso kitchen cabinets. Beautiful! Visiting from Fireflies & Jellybeans.

Jen @ said...

Absolutely beautiful! i love your home. The white wood accents and darker pain colors are beautiful together. And the kitchen with the two different colors of cabinets are so interesting and I love the backsplash. So beautiful!!!


AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

beautiful, thanks so much for showing us your home! Texas Leather - will have to write that one down! I'm a neutral kinda gal and I think I'm falling for that that color. Maybe I missed it, but what color did you paint your trim and wainscotting? It looks great!

-Ann Marie

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

i think i told you before, but i am so in love with your backsplash! such a beautiful home you've made. :)

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

What a lovely home. And of course, the ceramic from Positano deserve a place on your countertop!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Beautiful home! You should be so proud!

Jill said...

Beautiful! I'm quite surprised at the 2 different colors of cupboards and then another color of floor. I would have guessed it would look mish-mashed, but it's beautiful!

Sassy Sites! said...

You have a gorgeous home!! I am your newest follower from sassy sites! Come by and say hi! ;)

The Morganizer said...

LOVEEEE your style!!! I want :)

Lisa said...

Hi, I just found you from Remodelaholic - I love your space! Your kitchen is gorgeous - love the white cabinetry on top with espresso on the bottom. Thanks for sharing, I'm inspired to paint something! I don't know what yet!

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

What a beautiful home. Your choices of paint color really work well together.

Kym said...

What brand of cabinets did you use? I love them!! Absolutely beautiful home!

Dama das Camélias said...

You have a marvellous house. The kitchen is great to serve a big lunch, you can cook and receive the guests.

Love it!!


Sandra said...

Absolutely beautiful and so welcoming!

Shed Plans said...

Your blog is very nice.All photos are beautiful.Thank you very much for sharing.I love it. Your house is beautiful. Shed Plans

Kathy said...

I recently moved into a townhouse after living in a single family home for years. It has been an adjustment. I have been missing the charm of my old home, however, after looking at your home, you have given me inspiration that I can get the feeling back again. Love the tall wainscotting. I think that really adds character. The paint colors also add warmth.

Colleen said...

You have a beautiful home! love your paint colors

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

I love your kitchen! I was wondering, do your cabinets have any sort of glazing or are they just creme colored (they look cream anyway, maybe they're white). Thanks!

Linda said...

What a pleasure to tour your beautiful home. When I look at the blank wall of the foyer, I can see an artsy quilt that reflects your personality! I would like to place your link on my Tranquillity Cottage Blog.

destiny said...

Beautiful colors...beautiful home! I enjoyed looking!!

Anonymous said...

Is that a grey on the back wall to the foyer and the stairs to the lower level? Is your living room huntington beigr aswell?

Erin Tagle said...

Hi! I found your blog through a 'chevron paper' Google search ... teeheehee! It landed me on your gorgeous DIY Christmas cards from last year.

I've spent about an hour cruising your posts.

All I have to say is 'Oh My' ...

Your craftiness and house are amazing.

I think we could be BFF's and I could learn a few things from ya! :)

Great style!!!!!

Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

I love how your bottom cabinets are dark and your top cabinets are white.

Marci@Timber and Lace said...

What a beautiful home. I love the mixture in you cabinet choices. A fresh clean space.

Dusty Coyote said...

oolala. So gorgeous and spotless! The wainscoting so high is so elegant and I love the details of it in the little nook. Great place. Love the different colors of your cabinets. Glad I found you. I'm gonna snoop around the rest of your place now.

The DIY Show Off said...

Alissa ~ your home is gorgeous. I love the floor plan, I love that slate and the beautiful colors you've chosen and your kitchen is amazing! Wow!

Thank you so much for sharing in the Roomspiration Kitchen party! ;)


A Vintage Vine said...

WOW, I just love your kitchen! From top to bottom it is just incredible! Thanks for sharing at Rene's!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Alissa, I adore your kitchen....and the rest of your home!! So beautiful!

Rene said...

Alissa, your kitchen is beautiful with those dark cabinets below and light on top. Love the tile you chose and Huntington Beige is one of my favorite BM colors.

Thanks so much for joining Room By Room today!


Becolorful said...

The color palate here is just so great. I really like the mix of black and white cabinetry and those floors are stunning.

Brisbane Carpet said...

And that made me felt like I had a super tour in a fabulous home. That was something very ideal.Everything looks very dainty!

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designerjulie said...

I just found your blog via pinterest and your flower gift wrap tutorial, which I posted on my blog (

I have an idea for your foyer wall! What about creating a design using plates? My local arhaus did this on a wall in their store, and it was beautiful and unexpected, and maybe less expensive than buying artwork.

Beautiful blog! I will be back to see what else you have going on!


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