Saturday, December 19

smitten with kitchens showing traditional and contemporary aesthetics together, a source sharing post on Nest by Tamara

With Kitchen Renovations Top of Mind, 
We Share Our Favorite Sources 
of Rooms Bridging Traditional and Contemporary Styles
note:  Plumbtile is a sponsor of Nest by Tamara  
 interior design photos in this post by
 Tamara Stephenson Interior Design

We have big plans for kitchen design projects as we head into the year 2016.  The last few kitchen renovations we utilized subway tile, new lighting, cabinetry and flooring to produce brand new completed rooms; some in historic homes, while others in modern urban high rise apartments.  We are happy to note that tile can completely change the aesthetic of a kitchen remodel, and especially when in need of a textural and architectural element.  This past summer we picked up a pair of unique industrial steel pendant lights for a beach house kitchen, again combining both traditional and modern elements into one home.  More and more clients are asking for styles that transcend one look or time frame, to give them a high functioning and beautiful home with elements of the past but modern cutting-edge functions.

Today, we share our favorite sourced products, some of which we spent hours shopping and sleuthing.  We plan to use these on upcoming kitchen designs.  These are items that can completely change the feel and function in a kitchen and help to create an on point, modern yet classic home.  Don't forget to tab these items for when you plan to upgrade and/or renovate your kitchen soon.  Many of these sources we curated from where they offer a plethora of kitchen design products altogether in one place.

Happy Nesting
XO Tamara


Jasper Island Light, from Hudson Valley Lighting
bridges that style between traditional and contemporary.  I love the black shades and the small fine shape and detailing on the light.  It would work beautifully in a rich eat-in kitchen either over an island or a banquette dining table.

Parcelanosa Parker's vintage wood porcelain tile 
We are completely fascinated with wood-looking tile, this material tops our list for the very next kitchen design project.  With the warmth and patina of the look of antique wood, but the function of tile this pairs nicely for a functional look for a modern kitchen.
The Rohl Perrin and Rowe Bridge faucet is another rich design that would take a kitchen up a notch with style and function using both traditional and contemporary elements.  We happen to love these bridge faucets that hang high above the sink, allowing the cook ample amount of room for filling pots and cleaning up after a gourmet meal, yet the look is high-style to boot!
White Zeus Quartz Silestone
We love this material for a durable counter top that doesn't try to look like something else and in the clear, clean bright white in a chunky width it looks as great as it functions.  
I like to stop over at PlumbTile 
to see the latest from all my favorite design industry brands.