Sue Murphy

Every House has a story...a soul.  My job as a designer is to tell that story.



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    Victorian Kitchen

    On a quiet street in Redlands sits a beautiful old Victorian cottage. The owners have painstakingly restored this beauty to its original splendor. From restoring the old front porch, to replacing the gingerbread trim that had been removed by previous owners they have been true to the look of the period.

    Kitchen Before

    Closet and storage area beforeCloset area removed, After      

    With this same goal we tackled the kitchen that had been remodeled in the 40's. They didn't want to move any walls or change the foot print of the original house. But the kitchen was very small. After doing some investigating we found that the hall closet and a small storage area had been part of the kitchen at one time. We opened them up and achieved the extra space we needed.

    Pantry Before

    Pantry After

    The two walk in pantries on either side of the dining room's etched glass door were replaced with the beautiful green built-in servers, complete with library ladder to reach the uppermost shelves.

    Range Wall , After

    The Viking range was custom painted to match the cream cabinets. Prized hand made tiles brought back form France by the owner's mother were incorporated into the back splash of hand made tiles made by a local artist.

    The dark island with it's limestone counter, matches the adjacent wall where the refrigerator and pantry are hidden by two armoires.

    Sink Before

     We used Three Cabinet Colors in this kitchen, but because the cabinets feel like free standing furniture I think it works well for this space even though it is not large.


    I am joining Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday.  Please follow the link to see what other wonderful Bloggers have done.




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    Reader Comments (5)

    Oh wow, what a beautiful kitchen!! I love that you used cream, green, and stained wood for the cabinetry. The hardwood flooring is beautiful, and the tiles from France really personalize the kitchen. Love the chandeliers too :-)

    Thanks for stopping by DesignTies and checking out my turquoise front door :-)


    September 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDesignTies

    What a beautiful transformation. Love that etched glass door ... so charming and full of history.
    Please do post pictures of the wedding in Italy... Would love to see it. I am sure it was beautiful!

    September 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCoté Provence

    Hello and thanks so much for stopping by La Lamp Shade today!



    Gorgeous! Really beautiful kitchen- I love the different finishes in the cabinetry and details! :)

    September 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

    Don't know what is wrong what is rite but i know that every one has there own point of view and same goes to this one xhnflr xhnflr - Red Wing Boots.

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