|Kitchen as decorated by Previous Homeowner|
|Same Kitchen, Redecorated Prior to Fire|
|Same Kitchen, January 2011|
Now, here's what that same kitchen looked like a couple of months ago, when the custom built, solid tropical wenge wood cabinetry installation began. The cabinetry was built by Bill Truitt Wood Works, Inc. of Charlotte, North Carolina.
|Same Kitchen, April 6, 2011, 9 AM|
...And here's what the kitchen looked like yesterday, when the drapery installations began. The cabinetry and gorgeous art glass backsplash tile have been installed, all the appliances have been replaced with upgrades, and the remaining bit of crown molding around the new range hood installed later on in the day. I recovered the client's bar stool seats in Lee Jofa Jasper Velvet, and we have a swivel glider chair for the adjacent keeping room area coming that will be upholstered in the same fabric. The Fine Art Lamps pendants have been replaced with identical fixtures, and the drapery installations and furniture deliveries are about to begin.
|Brian Installs the Iron Drapery Medallions|
In this picture, the builder has already installed the remaining crown molding around the range hood, and my drapery installer is putting up the iron Artigiani medallions for the kimono swag valance that was recreated to be identical to the treatment I originally designed. The Pyramid medallion drapery hardware is from Helser Brothers, the company that sent me to Paris last January to cover the Maison et Objet trade show for their Why Helser? blog. Just for the record, I loved Helser Brothers' beautiful products and outstanding service even before they sent me jet-setting to Paris.
|Debra & Brian Finessing the Swag Valance Installation|
...Ta da! The first of many drapery treatments installed. After taking this picture, I had Brian turn the medallions so they would be squares instead of diamonds, which I like much better with the new cabinetry.
I'll be posting more photos of this installation over the next few days.