Wedgwood Kitchen Remodel

When my clients (who are also my best friends in this case!) purchased this charming 1940's home in the Seattle neighborhood of Wedgewood they were amazed at how intact the original kitchen was. It was like a perfect time capsule. The color palette was avocado green and buttercream yellow. The highlights were an original retro built-in banquette and vintage oven! The challenge we faced (besides the awesome, but dated finishes) was the closed floor plan that's typical in this era of home and the lack of storage. So, we opened up the kitchen to the adjacent dining and living room, bringing it up to speed with modern day living.  In opening it up we also walled off a doorway that went from the kitchen to the hallway, but it was completely unnecessary and allowed us to gain an entire wall of cabinets that didn't exist previously. 

For the finishes, we kept it classic with mostly gray and white but brought in a little flare and interest with the herringbone backsplash and brushed brass finishes, because who doesn't love a little gold?  Also, we added in color with the finishing details like the rug and countertop decor because those things are a great way to add interest and warmth to a space and can be easily changed when it's time for a fresh new look.