One Peek at This Modern Kitchen and You'll Be Tile Dreaming for a Month
May 31, 2017
United States
This backsplash, oh this backsplash. From the second we laid eyes on this modern kitchen redo it was all we could think about. And we have Jennifer Muirhead to thank for that. Designed for a young family on the go, the space combines bright, modern details, chic yet wipeable surfaces (hello laminated bench fabric!) and that gorgeous Moorish tile we can't stop talking about. Take the full tour captured by Amy Bartlam right here.
My clients are a young, on-the-go family living in the heart of Los Angeles. I had worked with them previously helping them decorate the rest of their home, and they were finally ready to demo their dark, galley-style kitchen and bring in some light! They already have amazing taste to begin with, so the real challenge here was maximizing the square footage and creating a beautiful space that could hold up to the demands of a young family.
This translated into tons of accessible storage for the kids’ art supplies, making sure every surface was wipeable (laminating bench fabrics!) and plenty of seating (a breakfast and counter stools at the island). My client loves to cook and never thought she’d be able to have that giant, “dream kitchen” island, but by pushing into the patio just a bit, we were able to give her that extra space that’s customized just for her.
I think we struck the perfect balance between staying true to the clients’ modern taste (lots of straight lines, honed Carrara and brushed brass hardware) while acknowledging the home’s 1920’s Spanish Revival architecture (using a Moorish influenced tile backsplash over the sink). I know my client was happy with everything when she told me the evening they moved back in, she woke up in the middle of the night to bake cookies because she just had to cook something! 
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Pendants: Circa Lighting | Double-Arm Sconce: Schoolhouse Electric | Schoolhouse light: Rejuvenation Hardware | Faucets: Newport Brass | Hardware: Rejuvenation Hardware | Tile: Walker Zanger | Counter Stools: Rove Concepts | Table: Room and Board | Chairs: Overstock | Bench Fabric: Zak + Fox | Pillows: Etsy | Shades: Shade Store | Frames: Aaron Bros. | Vintage Runner: Etsy