Cindy Love of Cindy Love Interiors shares tips for giving your space a face-lift.
When working within a single-color palette, as these homeowners did, it’s important to add layers without adding visual busyness with too many patterns. The herringbone tilework and swirled marble-pattern quartz countertops give subtle depth without overwhelming the predominately white-and-gray color scheme.
Look for the Light
Bright, light colors and reflective surfaces make a room look bigger than it is. Polished nickel pendants, glass-front cabinets, glossy gray countertops and subway tile backsplash reflect light, and white cabinets make the room feel fresh. The bright hues also provide a dramatic contrast with the deep brown floors and sleek black appliances for that showroom vibe.
Focus on Function
“This was a storage solution project,” Love says of the kitchen. The previous layout had a tiny desk space in the corner the homeowners used as a parking spot for a television. The counter space was a catchall for clutter with nowhere else to go. Love added seating to the island instead, meaning she could turn this area into an elegant design element with the practicality of storage cabinets.