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“Free rein” were the instructions given to me when I took on this project, something a designer relishes in. Therefore, when it came time to design the kitchen I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to design it around an island, a very large island. A place that would bring family and friends together, where kids could hang out as meals were prepared and guests could pop over for a cup of coffee or glass of wine. I knew it would become the heart of the home and place where many memories would be made.

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PHOTOS: MADELINE HARPER

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Happy Thursday! Today I’m sharing more before + after photos of my Glendale project.

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As you can see the original kitchen was inclosed in a tiny room. In order to create a more open and inviting space, we gutted everything to make room for an island, new cabinets and new lighting.

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Feel like your kitchen needs an update but don’t want to take on a major remodel? Today, I’m sharing 5 easy ways to update your kitchen to give it a whole new look without the headache of a renovation.

1 ADD A NEW RUG

Becki Owens

Adding a runner or area rug (depending on the size of your kitchen) can add gorgeous color and texture to your kitchen.

2. CHANGE OUT YOUR HARDWARE

SCHOOL HOUSE

I like to think of cabinet hardware as the jewels of your kitchen. Match the hardware to the finish of your light fixture or use it as a bold accent — whatever the case, it is an easy way to update your kitchen.

3. ADD NEW STOOLS

Replacing your stools is an easy and very effective way to add an accent color to your kitchen. They can easily add warmth to an all white kitchen, as in the photo above, or if you want more texture in your kitchen try a natural fiber stool.

4.  REPLACE LIGHTING

 Brit + Co

Replacing (or adding pendants) is a great way to not only update your kitchen but add drama as well. I love these oversized pendants above.

 

5. PAINT, PAINT, PAINT

Amber Lewis

Whether you just paint your island or your entire kitchen, a new paint color can completely change the feel of your kitchen + make the biggest impact.

Happy Monday!

~ Shannon

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HAPPY FRIDAY! I LOVE KITCHEN DESIGN AND TODAY I’M SHARING  4 OF MY FAVORITES. THEY’RE ALL SO GORGEOUS — I STILL CAN’T FIGURE OUT WHICH ONE I LIKE BEST.

MINDY GAYER DESIGN

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JOHN BYNUM

JAMIE BLAKE

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

~ SHANNON

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Happy Friday! Today, I’m sharing a project I just completed in North Hollywood. A simple kitchen remodel for the landlord client I’ve been working with for the past four years.

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Have a great weekend!!

~Shannon

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Last week I shared the photos of the front of the Reseda Project. Today, I’m excited to share the before + after photos of the kitchen!

Reseda Kitchen

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 Initially, the kitchen felt closed off from the rest of the home with only a small doorway from the dining room into the kitchen (above).

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Even with gutting the kitchen, I was still limited on square footage and really needed to maximize this 200 sq. foot kitchen/laundry. In order to gain more storage and counter space, I eliminated the 2 smaller windows in the back corner, as well as the window on the left. In order to bring in natural light and a view of the backyard, I added a large picture window on the back wall, as well a full light glass door to the backyard.

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 Some Elements from the Reseda Kitchen

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Happy Wednesday!

xoxo,

~ Shannon

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One of my favorite ways to add a little beauty and drama to a home is by using large branches. I’ll clip them from pretty much anything and place them in vases, jars or even my favorite piece of pottery. Not only are they fun but they can last much longer than flowers. Below, are some of my favorite examples.

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Some of my favorite branches to use are Magnolia, Olive, Willow & Cherry Blossom. Have a wonderful Thursday!

~ Shannon

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