AJID had a lot of fun re-designing this kitchen! Click to view MORE before and after photos!
Below are some kitchen remodel highlights:
Cabinetry: Warm, dark-stained shaker-style Walnut cabinetry. Storage is now concentrated in a larger island and anchored by a large bank of cabinets along cooktop wall.
Countertops: Clean, bright white quartz adds a lighter quality to space.
Lighting: Bright, modern orb pendant light fixtures give the kitchen a touch of whimsy.
Appliances: Although the fridge stayed in its original place the window above existing sink was closed off to accommodate cooktop and vent hood. A wall oven unit now moved to former pantry, and sink moved to island to create the perfect work triangle
Flooring and Tile: Light colored porcelain in 12 x 24s are used to offset the walnut cabinetry. A simple wall of 2 x 2 blue glass tile backsplash gives serenity to the space.
A recent residential project consisted of a complete remodel of an existing kitchen. See how the total redesign transformed the space into a nicely functioning and well-appointed kitchen for a family who lives here in Austin. Altering the layout by moving the positions of the fridge and range improve the work flow and frees up the island. Using frameless, flat-panel style cabinetry with bright white quartz countertops and mosaic backsplash creates a modern feel and nice contrast of material selections. The vintage charm of the new pendant lights gives the space a timeless, yet industrial appeal. The total result? A kitchen that not only looks nice but plays nice.
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"Spruce up interior spaces by incorporating this eye-catching hue in paint, accent pieces and accessories. As adaptable as it is beautiful, Radiant Orchid complements olive and deeper hunter greens, and offers a gorgeous combination when paired with turquoise, teal and even light yellows.
Likewise, the vibrant color is sure to liven up neutrals including gray, beige and taupe. Uplifting and bold without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid reenergizes almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces.” Courtesy of Pantone.com
In other words, Radiant Orchid is a bright color not for the faint of heart! Being a purple hue, it’s color psychology is that of regality and the exotic. We particularly like the idea of sparking a neutral palette with this color. It’s also a color that will welcome in the spring season nicely.
In a current AJID project, the “living room” philosophy is applied. Let’s start with seating—afterall, it is the most important piece of furniture in a lobby! Using handsome leather arm chairs with accenting nailhead trim gives the guest a comfortable seat that is also nice at which to look. Something else nice to look at is the variety of fun and smart art, pieces that engage the customer and make them feel connected to their surroundings. Use of sleek, chrome occasional tables topped with an artisan glass lamp or interesting accessories provides another opportunity to accentuate the space. By combining materials and colors in a way that feels and functions like a living room makes everyone feel at home, and happy to return.
In May of 2013 AJID completed this gem in the ‘04 neighborhood of Austin, Texas.
What makes this home so special is the vibrant personality of the clients. The unique color combinations, the dining table that transforms into a pool table and the quality and selection of furniture make this space ideal for entertaining.
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A successful lighting plan usually uses multiple types of fixtures to achieve your lighting goals. When choosing fixtures for your home, you should consider what your illumination needs are, such as the type of activities occurring in a room, task-specific requirements, general lighting to fully illuminate a room, lighting that can be varied to generate mood or atmosphere, and accent lighting. Any of these are a perfect opportunity to create a modern feel through the use of industrial light fixtures.
At AJID, a number of our projects consist of shopping for furniture for our clients. Here is a list of our favorite local furniture stores we love supporting.
Caffreys Funriture: This showroom features a multi-line collection of hand-crafted American made goods that are made to order and can be custom sized.
Collectic Home: A lofty, upscale furniture store in Austin, Texas. We ship anywhere. Worldwide resources for the best in home furnishings.
Copenhagen Living: Copenhagen has always been a family affair and our family of stores is now run by original owner Erik Hansen. This store offers modern and contemporary furniture.
Five Elements Furniture: A local, family owned furniture store that specializes in modern, mid-century, and contemporary furniture.
Nest Modern: Like the Modern movement that forms our collections, Nest offers progressive yet iconoclastic designs. Whether you are a Modern aficionado or a neophyte, you will feel at home.
Loft: A contemporary furniture store is located in The Domain—Austin’s upscale shopping district. All of the products carried are created from eco-friendly materials by craftsmen who adhere to the highest principals of social responsibility.
Doesn’t this space make you want to pour yourself a glass of wine and take a long hot shower at the end of your day? We think so!
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Bravo’s celebrity designers Jeff Lewis and Mary McDonald are great talents in the industry of interior design and many times their clientele hand over a space to them and they take the reigns. Both have not only developed a signature style but have gained the trust of their audience to do so.
Collaboration is an integral part of the AJID design process and I do my very best not to incorporate my personal style into a client’s home. Instead, I focus on how they want to live in their spaces and guide them though the design process with my knowledge and expertise. But I often wondered what it would be like to design spaces completely carte blanch incorporating my own eclectic signature style where India meets France.
Below are two fictional scenarios, a living room and a master bedroom, both very important spaces in a home. Here’s my take if a client with a blank slate said to me, “take it from here, Allison!”
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Master Bedroom Story Board