• Blue Crush Kitchen

    A few weeks ago just as the New Year began, I ran to Publix and stalked the mag rack knowing that one of my favorite projects from last year was in the January/February issue of HGTV Magazine. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved magazines. I loved them all and I just dreamed that one day I would be represented on those glossy pages. Well, dang if dreams don’t come true and for that I am thankful. The fine people over at HGTV mag have been a ball to work with on a few projects now and I’m so flattered that they chose to showcase this kitchen in particular… I’m also flattered that this family let me into their lives, have become great friends, and let me help make their dream kitchen a reality.

     

    You can read all about the process of designing the kitchen in the HGTV article but before it was ready for it’s close up, we had a great team to make this thing come together with Bob Moffett as our General Contractor making sure every little detail came together just as we imagined. John Fulton is the man for all things cabinetry, and he took care of that along with floating shelves, the super handy pull out coffee and bar stations and the custom bar stool to anchor the end of the island. Tile from my main hookup, ClaytonTile really pulled our vision together and White Macaubus (my personal favorite quartzite) from Pac Shore provided a great surface that is both durable and bright. Crystorama pendants over the island add something unexpected and I love the depth they provide.

    After the main components were intact, it was time for the fun part- styling! We knew we wanted those open shelves to keep frequently used items extra handy along with, lets face it, the more important function they serve… housing art. Two abstracts by Kiah Bellows add balance by anchoring the top shelves. Parakeets by Annie Koelle and two coordinating pieces from Teresa Roche round out the space maxing out the personality that this kitchen brings to the home.

    This project was one of my favorites to watch come to life and see lived in. I love how HGTV styled the space a little differently for their shoot showing that with good bones, you can do so many different things. Thanks to all the people that helped bring this kitchen to life. Jami Supsic, Rachel Barker and Megan Baker for bringing this project to the pages of your publication. Elizabeth Demos for styling the shoot and Brie Williams for capturing it with your camera and eye for the feature. Luke Cleland for shooting every single square inch of this kitchen with ease and perfection as always (see below). Most of all this fam for letting me do my thing and trusting me along the way. Truly a dream and so grateful…

     

     

    Images by Luke Cleland

    XO, 

    AL