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Before & After: Villa Blanca Breakfast Room & Butler’s Pantry
September 01, 2017 in Before & After | 2 comments

This week we are showing you more of the Villa Blanca remodel! We have revealed the dramatic transformation of the  master bathroom and kitchen, and this week our ‘Before & After’ series continues into the breakfast room and butler’s pantry.

The breakfast room and butler’s pantry now have a youthful feel, which pairs effortlessly with the classic new kitchen design.

Before Breakfast Room:

The kitchen opened up to the breakfast space, but the old kitchen configuration made the breakfast space feel crowded. Builder grade light fixtures, beige walls, and a clunky table did little to enhance the space.

The breakfast room also looks into the den. The arched walkway and built-in divided the rooms and added to the room’s overall crammed feeling.

After Breakfast Room:

The new breakfast room feels so much more cozy and cheerful now!  We kept the main design elements consistent with the remodeled kitchen floor plan, but had some fun with vibrant bistro style chairs, built-in seating, and a modern table to fit our client’s youthful style.

The dark beams we discussed last week continue to line the ceiling of this open space. A rounded iron pendant in the same iron finish as the oversized kitchen island pendants keep a consistent flow throughout this open space.

This is the main area for casual eating so we needed to accommodate enough seating here without crowding the kitchen.  A sleek oval table is a cool alternative to your standard round breakfast table.

The family of Villa Blanca wanted to accommodate 8 people comfortably. We selected 5 bistro style chairs in a vibrant navy and white pattern. The built-in banquette seating can comfortably seat even more!

The homeowners also plan to start a family in the next few years so this space needed to be kid and family friendly. With these plans in mind, we upholstered the built-in banquette in a durable navy Sunbrella fabric with a contrasting welt detail for easy clean-up and peace of mind. Sunbrella can be washed, spot cleaned, and it is also resistant to fading. All of these factors made Sunbrella fabric the perfect option for a breakfast room with plenty of natural light.

An eclectic mix of patterned blue and white pillows add some coziness and charm to this window seat.

Pretty flat roman shades above the new banquette finish the space. The white linen shades have a gray Greek key border detail. These classic details keep the windows crisp and tailored.

A large, oversized fiddle leaf adds some height and greenery to the bright white space. It also helps visually break up the breakfast room as it flows into the den.

Here is a close up detail of the marble top on the oval tulip table. It is as sleek and clean just like the kitchen it sits next to.

After Butler’s Pantry:

Last but not least, the new butler’s pantry is another fun addition to this classic kitchen. Since this space is right off the kitchen, we wanted to paint the cabinets in a fun color and backsplash. Oh and don’t forget the all important ‘Press for Champagne’ button we installed!

We always encourage our clients to select timeless finishes especially on major projects like kitchen remodels. When you select a timeless base, you can add personality and style to the details or the spaces that surround it. These are much easier to swap and change over time.

Next week, we will share the Villa Blanca Den and how it transformed into a “California cool” living space.

As a reminder, we will be closed Monday, September 4th, for the Labor Day holiday. We will reopen Tuesday at 10 AM. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!