A Kentucky Kitchen Renovation Transformation
After hitting over 40k views on YouTube personality’s Mallory Ervin’s channel, it’s evident that this renovation was transformational. Enjolé Interiors designer Brittney Schipp ultimately created a new space – implementing new design elements – that’s functional and features a modern twist on traditional design.
The client was motivated to make a drastic change on the main level of her home. Her existing kitchen hadn’t been renovated in 20 years, and it was time for a facelift.
Her goal – white, light and bright. She kept seeing this current, but classic idea for a clean, fresh update, so we took that vision and ran with it. Our designer Brittney Schipp came in to create a space that was not only light and bright, but warm and welcoming – perfect for entertaining.
“We kept with her style, which is very traditional but pulled in some more modern elements, like the rug and the dining table, just to give it more of a current feel and mix things up a bit,” says Brittney.
Key Elements to the Design
The client loves wallpaper, so this was key in the project. Brittney knew they would need to incorporate an updated wallpaper to match the existing walls in the formal sitting room.
“She was keen about keeping this wallpaper, so it was a bit tricky picking out designs for each respective room in the renovation. We ended up with a total of 5 new wallpaper designs, which all ultimately ended up working well with what was already there.”
To build on the design elements already in the home, Brittney suggested a dramatic metallic damask wallpaper for the walls as well as a shimmery gold and pearl mica shell wallpaper for the ceiling to add texture and even more sparkle to the room. This technique of adding wallpaper to the walls and the ceiling gave the room dimension and brought everything to life. Not to mention the addition of an eye-catching chandelier and it’s reflection off of the wallpapers…with how it picked up light from the mica shell, we achieved just the glow the client had been dreaming of!
Another key element to this design was hiding appliances. So, Brittney suggested they create panels on the refrigerator and around the island to achieve a seamless look. Brittney also thought they should make the range and the hood the focal point of the room, centering it on the main wall and reconfiguring the shape of the island to align.
“In order to create that focal point, we had to shift the appliances around a bit to make everything more symmetrical. And, it worked. We were also able to add another layer to the design by updating the lighting from 5 small pendants to 3 large ones.”
If you’re thinking about a renovation but have some current design elements that you’re attached to, don’t think it all has to go. Sometimes those current design elements just need a few more layers of texture, color or pattern to bring them up-to-date and create a new space you’ll love! Or, maybe you’d like your space to be completely reimagined, we’re happy to take on a complete renovation.
Learn about working with Brittney or one of our other talented designers by filling out our online form or contact Tammy Stalling, our Director of Design & Retail at (812) 706-9906.
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