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Coloful beach cottage with Old Florida style

Coastal design with color!

This colorful coastal home evokes old Florida style with rich saturated color!

So often as designers we are faced with clients whose goals are focused on updating spaces with a more transitional, clean feel. They want the look they’ve seen in magazines and don’t realize that there’s so much more opportunity for coastal design and  coastal kitchens than white cabinets.  And the ubiquitous subway tile backsplash  can be reinterpreted with infused color and layers of texture that truly tell a well lived story. This kitchen in this home is not for everyone- because it defies trends in so many ways but yet embraces a certain “work ethic” in the space that is heartily authentic.

Out of the box thinking interpreting coastal design

 Our goal was to really think of out-of-the-box ways to infuse color and layer texture in tactful and organic ways that told a bigger-and more detailed- story of this open floor plan combining living space and what we  call the “undining” room. As a well-traveled art collector and vintage connoisseur, we had amazing objects to draw from – colors and sheens and shapes and the layering of every element was carefully composed.

Yes grasscloth- perfect in coastal cottages

From the ochre grass cloth accents in the display areas of cabinetry to the combination of unique cabinet pulls – and my-oh-my that backsplash tile! 

Adding to the combination while keeping a careful eye to the edit button – this kitchen is all about the client’s colorful personality and style but still maintains good design practice and function in such a small area.


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