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What Counter Option Should I Select for My Kitchen?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • JAN 5, 2021

Hi Ginny,

With the herringbone wallpaper you have settled on I would suggest to go with the lighter counter option as the second option feels too busy for the space. As for appliances if you love the look of black stainless steel go for it! However keep in mind that it will be a much higher contrast look in the space and that will break up the kitchen ...

Hi Sandy,

So exciting to remodel your kitchen, I am sure you will love it all once its done! You have some great selections and I believe it will give you a light a...

Hi Jessica,

Congratulations on building your new home! You have a great space and I totally get want to make sure a white kitchen isn't boring. There are several ways you can elevate the space to add interest while keeping it light and neutral. First is adding in more than one finish to the sp...

Hi Karsey,

You have some great ideas and I think you can absolutely use your current cabinets! I would suggest to remove the cabinets over the island to open the space up. Removing the panelling and addin in cabinets there is a great way to make the space feel larger as well. 

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Hi Kiel,

Mushroom colored cabinets are a beautiful option for a kitchen and pairing with black soapstone counters will give a classic european feel. I would suggest to go with stainless steel appliances as the mushroom colored cabinets bring a light and airy feel to the space, rather than goin...

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What Type of Dining Chairs Should I Pair with a Live Edge Table?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • SEP 29, 2020

Hi Kiera,

A live edge table is such a unique piece that adds character to the space. For a transitional feel, I would suggest going with a more modern chair as the rest of the roo...

Hi June,

I actually love the tone-on-tone look you have with your hutch and the walls its very popular right now and makes your piece look more built in since it bl...

Hi Elizabeth,

Congratulation on the new home and being so close to being able to move in. A velvet fabric for the chairs would be a great way to really bring in tha...

Hi Irene,

Love the direction you went with your kitchen! It is beautiful! Its so unfortunate that the wrong sink was installed and not noticed until now. When deciding how to proceed I would suggest asking yourself if the risk outweighs the reward? If you can't live without a bigger sink, for ...

Hi Miriam,

Adding different colors to a different space in your home is fine to do! However, if you want a cohesive feel throughout the entire home, repeating the same colors all-around your home is a great way to do this but it can also be done with colors that aren't necessary for the same c...

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