Happy Friday everyone! As we mentioned on earlier posts, we are currently featured inside the latest issue of Coastal Living! Their spring issue, so appropriately named “The Escape Issue” is out now. It can be purchased online here. You can also follow this link to subscribe or learn about how you can download the entire print edition onto your tablet. You will also find the feature on our press page! Now let’s dive into the Coastal Living feature titled, “Beach Kitchen Confidential” that you will find us in!
In the issue, Coastal Living editors rounded up six coastal kitchens coast-to-coast all with what they define as “sensational” and “winning.” Our Texas Beach House project, which was led by our principal designer Raquel, has been teased on our social media when we photographed it late last year. We are thrilled to finally show you the first image from it!
The feature, “Beach Kitchen Confidential,” showcases beautiful kitchens from California, Florida, South Carolina, and we represented Texas! You can also follow this link to read and see the complete feature.
In our two-page spread, editors interviewed Raquel on her inspiration for the Port O’Connor, TX vacation home. One of the key elements of the design puzzle was the striking glass mosaic tile she stumbled upon from Ann Sacks. “I just loved it the moment I saw it,” she says. “It’s playful yet sophisticated, and it ended up informing not only the color palette but the overall aesthetic of the home.”
Here is a close-up of the tile. “Each little piece has variation in it, so seeing it in such a large format makes for a really special, unique display,” says Raquel.
Extending the tiled backsplash to the ceiling allowed for the range hood to really pop. Its distinct blue hue is highlighted by the kitchen island that is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Blue Hydrangea.
Beachy blues aren’t the only hues you will find in the kitchen. To brighten it up even more, Raquel dressed the cabinets in Benjamin Moore’s White Dove. It is a warmer white, which works with the ample light that pours into the beach home. “When you get the sun shining on a warm white, it just makes the whole room feel even brighter,” says Raquel. Against the blue and white kitchen, hints of glamour and shine are added in with the satin brass plumbing fixtures and hardware.
Organic elements like woven pendants placed over the island add warmth and texture against the sparkling backsplash and watercolor hues of this Texas Beach House. Even more texture is added in with the counterstools. The backs of the stools are clad in woven nylon rope (a nod to the husband’s love of fishing). The natural and organic elements pay homage to the casual and coastal locale of the home. Lastly, speaking of the coastal locale, practical and forgiving flooring was essential for this beach house. Luxury vinyl planks were used throughout the home.
To read and see more beautiful coastal kitchens, follow this link. If you are looking for a fun weekend read, we highly recommend this issue of Coastal Living! It really is the perfect escape.