Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Bringing the Farmhouse ambiance into 2019    Whether you call it Modern Farmhouse, Modern Country, or even Modern Rustic, the words immediately bring to mind warmth and comfort, family and food. There are elements of the farmhouse style that can be easily adapted to almost any design style. (Thank you Joanna Gaines!)    “It’s a desire that’s resonating in kitchens across America where, after years of cold stainless steel and brushed nickel, the simple warmth and comfort of the farmhouse style is coming barreling back into favor.” Start with clean and … [Read more...]

Kitchen Design: The 2016 Top Cabinet Choice

White kitchen cabinets: Classic. Timeless. Versatile. It is easy to see why homeowners are drawn to this enduring favorite. Houzz together with Kitchen & Bath Design News recently published a study showing that white cabinets are chosen 49% of the time. Almost half of us are doing white kitchens! Here in Chicagoland there are a number of factors my clients mention that influence this decision: v  We are doing a huge amount of wood floors, often in mid and dark tones. To avoid the whole issue of matching the wood stain of the cabinets to the color of the flooring, we choose … [Read more...]

Kitchen Design: Kitchen Inspiration

Bringing the Outside In By Sue LeVee, Kitchen Designer I just spotted this picture making the rounds again on Pinterest. Over the past few years, this picture has popped up a number of times - it's a great design, and an eye-catching photo.   I actually have the original in my personal "inspiration" folder. It's from the Fall 2009 Chicago Tribune Magazine. The North Shore home that is featured is beautiful throughout, but the original 2 page spread of the kitchen is amazing.Full-overlay cabinets in a simple Shaker style allows the view outside the window to … [Read more...]