Published at Wednesday, May 16th 2018. In kitchen. By Piedad etxebarria.
No fortifications came down. No windows were added. But this once‐dark kitchen looks completely different, thanks to bright new surfaces "I help a lot of people not move," says interior decorator Lori Steeves.
Though sometimes it takes remodeling or a move to make you love your house again, at other times a adorning refresher is all you need to revive your house. "People don´t realize what they could do with the house they already have," Steeves says.
In this case by simply refacing the kitchen´s cabinets also backsplash with pulling a color palette from an existing stone fireplace, Steeves replied her clients` call for a bright kitchen also a cohesive layout lacking tearing out a single wall.
BEFORE: Marion with Barrie Reeves had built the digs they saw themselves spending the rest of their lives in on the water near Vancouver. A close‐knit extended kindred meant this house will be the site of family gatherings for years to come.
plus while they were happy with most of their decorating decisions the most prominent family areas — kitchen, dining area as well as living space — never felt completely right. The kitchen was too dark the living area wasn't intimate enough, plus the dining space couldn't accommodate Sunday family dinners for 14 or more. They discovered Steeves on House as well as hired her to fix these issues in a cohesive way that shall give them the dwelling they`d never want to leave.
Marion tried her new kitchen for 2½ years before she called the professionals. "She explained she had been persuaded into a dark kitchen by her husband, as well as she was really finding it was so darkening," says Steeves.
Her kitchen was in great shape in–conjunction with had been well planned but Marion knew without a doubt that she wanted a white kitchen. The dark timber cabinets plus green 'tile' backsplash had to go.
Marion in–conjunction with Barrie own a building supply store in British Columbia together with had overseen the construction of previous homes. Marion had employed a colorist previously but never an interior designer or a decorator. "I thought I could do it," she says, but she shortly realized she was in over her head.
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