Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Project Sneak Peek, The Man Cave Kitchen

Good morning,

I want to share some of the progress that's happening in the Modern Man Cave. It was surprising to me when I met with my bachelor client and saw that his taste leaned to the traditional side, including the white shaker cabinets and marble counters that appealed to him.

My goal was to keep with the warmth of his preferred style, but to balance it by bringing in some modern and industrial touches.

Here was my original mood board.

And here are some of the pictures of this beautiful kitchen now.

The amazing back splash gave him a touch of the Carrara look he was hoping for, but using these Grecian white marble tiles kept it in our budget. I balanced the back splash with the counters which are an absolute black granite in a honed finish. I love them their natural look.

The bar top is marble with a striped finish and it is stunning! I love that we mixed materials in this kitchen yet the results tie together seamlessly. Again, we kept things to the modern side with the steel support beams that hold up the bar.

The hardware is a brushed nickel with leather inserts on the knobs and on the bar pulls. It is a nice masculine touch to the white shaker cabinets. It also ties the back in from the counters.

The bar stools are my way to give him the black leather bar stools that he wanted, but the sleek look that I wanted. They are absolutely beautiful and were quite a steal! Similar found here .

In case you're wondering what those holes and wires are on the's for the TV which he wanted over additional cabinetry. I told you this was a man cave. I had to try to keep costs down in this kitchen which was done by using ready made cabinetry and the back splash as well as finding a granite for the counter tops. This allowed us to splurge on the marble bar top and the cabinetry pulls and knobs.

I'll have more to share with you soon. The furniture is coming in the end of this week, right in time for the holidays.