Morgan Kofron Blog
Friday, July 20, 2018

Colorful Cabinetry

Adding some color to your kitchen cabinetry is a great way to liven up your space and give it some character.  We have been seeing dark navy cabinetry or a pop-of-blue kitchen island become popular over recent years.  Here are some ideas for painted kitchen cabinetry that you probably haven’t seen!

Mint and turquoise work so perfectly together in this sweet little kitchen.  Choosing two paint colors really works in this space, keeping the lighter color on top and the darker on the bottom.  

Colorful Cabinetry 1

Source:http://themetcalfmemoir.co.uk.renovation-inspiration/home-renovation-inspiration-braeside-road/

 

Forest green cabinets paired with all white uppers and a distressed natural wood island work well together in this space.  We love the additional pop of color added by the brightly patterned runner.

Colorful Cabinetry 2

Source:https://pinimg.com/originals/f2/e9/31/

 

Powdery pink base cabinets look incredible with Carrara marble countertops and natural wood floor.  Little hints of black in the decor pair well with the pink cabinetry.

colorful cabinetry 3

Source:http://cocolapinedesign.com/2017/05/14/interesting-play-warm-cool-tints/

 

Powdery blue paint covers the cabinetry in this old-world inspired kitchen.  The tile floors even tie in the same blue color!

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Source:http://cabinetguide.com/top-kitchen-design-tips-for-2013

 

A super funky example of painted cabinetry is displayed in this lofty kitchen.  Bright yellow cabinets are paired with a grayish mauve color.  Taking the paint color all the way up the walls and over the ceiling moldings is an interesting and unexpected element.  

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Source:https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/kitchens-with-colorful-cabinetry-243562

Friday, July 6, 2018

Island Envy

We have some island envy going on over here and we aren’t talking about tropical getaways!  Adding a unique feature to a kitchen island will make a big statement in your space.  Whether the material is special or it has a unique shape or architectural feature, these kitchen islands are gorgeous inspirations on how to elevate the room.

How stunning is this contemporary kitchen island?  The combination of countertop materials in white and black add amazing interest and contrast to the space.  

island envy 1 copy

Source:https://listspirit.com/idee-relooking-cuisine-modeles-de-cuisine-moderne-style-minimaliste-photo-ilot-central/

 

This gorgeous honed black marble kitchen island is earthy and dramatic at the same time.  Paired with warm wood cabinetry, this kitchen is sophisticated and inviting.  

island envy 5

Source:https://www.cosentino.com/usa/news/dekton-kitchen-reveal-by-daniel-germani/

 

A unique and unconventional shape is created by slabs of Carrara marble in this kitchen.  We love the idea of having different levels of counter space to add dimension.  

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Source:https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ae/31/74/

 

Two different materials merge together on this kitchen island.  We love how the detail of the stone is tied into the floor and surround walls as well.

island envy 4

Source:http://blog.llidesign.co.uk/post/170155292111

 

This ethereal and glamorous kitchen island appears to defy gravity.  The cantilevered countertop is perfect for adding interest and creating additional space.  

island envy 2

Source:https://ameblo.jp/beautycloset/entry-12343304008.html

Friday, June 22, 2018

Ultra Violet

This year’s Pantone color of the year was awarded to ultra violet. We love to see the fun ways that people have been incorporating color into the designs of their spaces.  

The bright purple walls in this sitting space are accentuated by variations of the same purple and blue tones.  This space has both contemporary and traditional design elements working together to create a funky, eclectic look.

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Source:http://theaceofspaceblog.com/a-color-everyone-will-be-talking-about-in-2018/

 

We love the idea of doing a bold color on the ceiling!  This variation of ultra violet has a little more red in it, creating a warming overall tone.  

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https://www.thedecorista.com/

 

Some ultra violet hued Togo chairs are a fun and casual way to dress up a space. A good way to use the color ultra violet is as a pop of color in an accent chair or sofa.  

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Source:http://frenchbydesignblog.com/2017/12/pantone-2018-ultra-violet.html

 

A sweet and unexpected touch is found in this ultra violet painted dining table.  The warm toned wood chairs work so well with the vibrant purple color.

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Source:http://frenchbydesignblog.com/2017/12/pantone-2018-ultra-violet.html

 

To add some elegant drama to your space, you could opt for rich, velvet draperies in a dark ultra violet plum tone.  This example shows how versatile this color is and how it can be used to add mature, luxurious elements to your space or playful quirky ones!

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Source:http://frenchbydesignblog.com/2017/12/pantone-2018-ultra-violet.html

Friday, June 8, 2018

Powder Room Perfection

Powder bathrooms are such a fun space to make unique and funky.  We love to see what ideas people have and how they want to show them off to their guests.  The fact that powder bathrooms are also typically small, allows you to splurge on something you maybe normally wouldn’t or go for the wild idea that would be too much for a larger bathroom.  

This powder bath space is all white, but not lacking in interest.  The texture and pattern of the white tile on the wall and interesting shapes of the mirror and sink basin create a fun and playful design.  

powder 1

Source:https://australianinteriordesignawards.com/pages/gallery/year:2018

 

We love the simple and clean design of this powder bathroom.  The smoky glass accent decor and back metal mirror with shelf are thoughtful touches.

powder 2

Source:https://www.elledecoration.se/16-inspirerande-tips

 

A mix of old world and contemporary styles come together in this powder room.  The gorgeous carved stone sink basin and ornate mirror create an eclectic look with the modern wallpaper.

powder 3

Source:http://store.lynnchalk.com/schumacher-queen-of-spain-wallpaper-black

 

A sleek and feminine powder bathroom is covered in marble and blush pink accents.  The layers of LED lighting add a gorgeous glow to the space.  

powder 4 copy

Source:http://i.pinimg.com/originals/a6/41/81/

 

A bold wallpaper by Kelly Wearstler lines the walls of this powder bathroom.  The black and brass accents add a quirky glamorous edge.  

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Source:https://www.jdpinteriors.com/hollywood-hills

Friday, May 25, 2018

Hospitality Lighting

Hospitality style or custom lighting installations are an incredible way to elevate a space.  We love to draw inspiration from hospitality lighting for many of our residential projects.

This gorgeous light installation features chandeliers made of mother of pearl.  The natural material creates a warm glow and stunning texture.

hospitality lighting 1

Source:http://decoideashogar.com/category/estilo-escandinavo

 

A more minimal and modern display of light is shown in this hotel bar.  Twinkling, wire spheres of different sizes are grouped together to provide a delicate and intriguing sparkle.

hospitality lighting 2

Source:https://www.instagram.com/p/BKcu71_BLBE/

 

This light installation is like a brass sculpture suspended in the air.  The light reflected off of the sculpture creates an appearance of water on the ceiling.

hospitality lighting 3

Source:http://gogar.hk/

 

Delicate ribbons of fabric with light shining through line the ceiling of this hotel lobby.  We love how light and serene the installation makes the space feel.

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Source:https://architizer.com/projects/hilton-pattaya-lobby-bar-and-linkage-spaces/

 

Carefully placed panels of wood come together to create 3D geometric forms in this hospitality space.  The space is illuminated by LED lights in between the ceiling panels and funky light wall behind the front desk.  We love the multiple forms and layers of light used in this space.

hospitality lighting 5

Source:http://www.interiordesign.net/slideshows/detail/9216-firms-new-to-the-2016-rising-giants/11/

Friday, May 4, 2018

Modern Fireplaces

Modern Fireplaces can truly transform a space and double as a work of art.  We love when form meets function to create the most interesting and sculptural space element.

A natural back-lit onyx fireplace really warms up this space in more ways than one.  The play on scale in this example is very interesting as well.  The fireplace itself is quite small but the fascia around it feels grand.

modern fireplaces 1 copy

Source: https://uniqueonyx.com/products/use-suggestions-for-our-onyx-panels

 

This industrial and masculine fireplace acts as a divider between spaces.  We love that the space feels open but still transitioned by the fireplace itself.

modern fireplace 2

Source: https://nicety.livejournal.com/tag/

 

This modern fireplace has such an architectural quality to it.  The beautiful floating quartz and the simple pane of glass are a minimalist work of art.

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Source: http://lepetitchouchou.com.br/page/2/?s=lareira

 

A very industrial style fireplace is displayed in this living space.  The concrete, metal and glass offer contrasting textures and add interest to the room.

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Source: http://www.crdecoration.com/blog-decoration/decoration/

 

The smooth white walls, warm polished wood and cool toned natural stone come together to create a sleek modern look.  We love how much impact the fireplace adds to the space, although the design is quite simple.

modern fireplace 5

Source: https://www.uw-haard.nl/product-m-design-luna-diamond-750-rd-gashaard/

Friday, April 20, 2018

Statement Sofas

Statement sofas and love seats are an awesome way to add huge impact to a space.  An upholstered piece in an interesting shape, color or texture can really elevate a design.

A moody, dark room is accentuated by a fun squiggly shaped sofa with a brass base.  The design of the sofa feels playful but polished.

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Source:http://cyntemesy55.tumblr.com

 

This space is light, bright, and displays multiple statement sofas.  The bright white room is the perfect blank canvas for bold emerald and burnt orange velvet!

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Source:https://i.pinimg.com/originals/

 

We love how pretty and feminine this rosy pink sofa is.  The contrast of the traditional space and contemporary sofa work beautifully together.  SS3

Source:http://homedecorideas.eu/home-furniture/latest-pinterest-trends-sofa-designs/

 

This neutral space is given life with shape and texture.  The curvy, modern lines of the sofa add an unexpected element to this sitting area.

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Source:https://www.bloglovin/com/blogs/because-im-addicted

 

A quirky upholstered sofa adds an interesting conversation piece to this lofty space.  We love the casual, industrial vibe in this design.

SS5 copy

Source:http://libertyinteriors.tumblr.com/

This sofa design by Kelly Wearstler has always been one of our favorites.  The textural folds added in the gold fabric really display such beautiful craft and attention to detail.

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Source:http://hautesavage.com/

Friday, April 6, 2018

Beautiful Breakfast Nooks

Breakfast nooks or eat-in banquettes are a perfect design solution for saving space.  We love how practical they are for families and the casual, cozy appeal that they add to a space.

This mid-century style dining nook feels warm and inviting, yet modern.  The space utilizes the beautiful views and eliminates the excess furniture.

BB 1

Source:https://homeadore.com/2013/04/10/carmel-residence-dirk-denison-architects/

 

We love the lofty appeal of this adorable breakfast nook.  The vintage windows add charm and an interesting backdrop to the space.  This space is perfect for dining or lingering!

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Source:https://i.pinimg.com/736x/e2/ca/ce/e2cace9b70ddf6e3a5495057ac57c89e.jpg

 

The design of this breakfast nook is very versatile.  The built-in banquette could easily double as a reading bench and the additional furniture could be stored to create more space.

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Source:https://apartment34.com/2016/01/designer-files-the-new-cool-kid-in-town/

 

This light and bright breakfast nook is so dreamy.  The solid bench is ideal for keeping the space clean, while throw pillows are added for style and comfort.

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Source:http://decoracion.facilisimo.com/homebunch_1957600.html

 

How charming is this tiny breakfast nook?  This dining area is the perfect space-saving solution; all you need is a corner, bistro table and two chairs!  We love the black and white theme with adorable cane bistro chairs.

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Source:https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/inside-pretty-little-liars-star-shay-mitchell-spanish-style-los-angeles-home/all?mbid=social_pinterest_text

Friday, March 23, 2018

Modern Mud Rooms

Mud Rooms, Key-Drops, and Laundry or Multi-Purpose rooms are an important space in a family home.  This space needs to be functional and well-designed.  Some mud rooms are just a landing space to put on your shoes or gather your things and others are valuable storage areas for back packs, sports equipment, you name it!

The clean, light design of this mud room cabinetry is beautiful.  The upper cabinetry provides concealed storage, while the lower cabinetry displays a translucent material that softens the design and gives it a playful touch.

mud room 1

Source:https://agosnesrerose.wordpress.com/2017/01/02/predicting-home-trends-for-2017/

 

This mud room uses open-style lockers for hanging coats and bags.  We love the deep grey-navy color of the cabinetry paired with the brass accent fixtures.

mud room 2

Source:https://www.instagram.com/homebunch/

 

The ultra modern key drop area below offers less storage space, but is stunning.  The beautiful floating wood bench is like art all on its own.  The contrasting textures of the natural wood, smooth white tiles and concrete floors create a fantastic combination.

mud room 3 copy

Source:http://www.contemporist.com/piermont-by-ranchoff-vella-architecture/ph_110713_26/

 

This combination of charcoal painted cabinetry and caramel colored leather is a winning pair.  The concealed storage below in the bench is an ideal place for keeping shoes.

mud room 4

Source:https://www.homedsgn.com/2016/02/09/a-custom-renovation-in-finders-by-canny-architecture/musk-creek-flinders-27/

 

Dual vertical storage with smooth walnut doors and a sweet little bench in-between create a chic mud room.  We love how this contemporary look still maintains a warm and cozy vibe.

mud room 5

Source:http://www.designsponge.com/2010/01/sneak-peek-nina-gotlieb.html

 

A funky little cut out creates a landing space in this mud room area.  This is an interesting idea for those lacking the extra space!

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Source:https://www.pinterst.com/pion/477029785503376892/

Friday, March 9, 2018

Butcher Block

Butcher block and wood counter tops are a beautiful and versatile addition to any kitchen space.  We love the looks of a small section of butcher block in a kitchen for the at-home chef or an entire kitchen with beautiful wood countertops.

Natural wood tones work beautifully with colorful painted cabinetry.  The navy cabinets shown in this kitchen, paired with brass pulls and fixtures, work perfectly with the waterfall edge butcher block.

butcher block 1

Source:https://www.pinterest.com/pin/813814595138147704/

 

This adorable kitchen features contrasting black cabinetry and a light wood-topped bar.  The patterned tile and laser cut metal barstools add some charm to the space.

butcher block 2

Source:http://aquietcottagelife.tumblr.com/post/153064750448

 

For those who don’t want to care for an entire kitchen of butcher block, a small section is ideal!  This transitional style kitchen with white cabinetry looks beautiful with the built in butcher block .

butcher block 3

Source:https://www.decorpad.com/photo.htm?photold=100089

 

A more architectural example is displayed in this modern kitchen.  We love the warm grey and earthy wood tones together.  This configuration is perfect for entertaining!

butcher block 4

Source:https://www.etsy.com/listing/517527969/clean-professional

 

An interesting twist to consider trying with wood countertops is a herringbone pattern.  The pattern adds a special element to this otherwise simple design.

butcher block 5 copy

Source:http://thecabinetguide.com/custom-kitchen-cabinets

 

This is another gorgeous example of textures and contrasts working together!  The rough concrete wall, smooth warm wood and grey-green cabinetry create such a stunning combination of finishes in the space.

butcher block 6

Source:https://www.reformcph.com/de/stories/california-kitchen/