|black cork flooring|
|laminate bleach blond|
|pickle barrel hardwood by anderson|
As I got better with the design board, I added white cabinets, (but was too lazy to insert&updated with all the other flooring options)
|Quadra black opal tile|
And this is what my kitchen will look like, floorless, because that is where I am stuck.
Maytag EcoConserve Bottom Freezer Fridge - 18 cubic feet
Whirlpool Gold - 30" Sealed burner, gas glass top.
IKEA NUTID forced air electric oven - 30" convection function
Corian ® Solid Surface -Flint
ECO™ by Cosentino ® -IRON ORE
Stonemark Granite -Black Pearl
West Elm prep table
American Standard Country Farmhouse sink
TwicesLoveWoodWork Etsy store -dish rack
FrenchMelody Etsy store -ladles
1 X 2 Carrara White Marble Honed Brick Mosaic
Throwing it all together, my main inspiration photos:
|via design sponge|
~sink area, specifically the little window and maybe the little marble 1x2 tiles.
~the image I want to have from the living room to kitchen; soft lighting, warmth, farmsink, white cabinets
~the french door-to-balcony look I want:
Now, off to the tile store...
post edit & post tile shop: After looking at my ideas put together on a design board, I felt that the entire look was too modern, which is not what I am aiming for. I dont HAVE a look that I am aiming for but based on my likes; perhaps it is a bit rustic, a bit minimalist, airy, open, clean, a bit modern. But mostly I dont want a LOOK. I dont want it too look new and done or modern or trendy. I want it to come together and look like it has always been that way.
At the floor store I gravitated towards a softer rustic flooring (softer then the slate) and came home with several samples:
1) Tumbled turkish travertine ~ "Chocolate Walnut" colour 4x4 squares
2) Tumbled limestone ~"Mystic Green"colour 3x6 bricks
3) Tumbled Marble ~"Sandgate Castle Wheat" 3x6 or 6x6
4) and a 6x24 piece of porcelain ~"Cottage City Loft, dark expresso porcelain w/ a natural woody floor look.
There was nice black montauk slate in 2x2. It was nicer then my sample, a bit more black. I didnt bother bringing it home with me.
The tumbled stones and a black granite counter sample was much warmer and softer together, then the slate. The walnut chocolate turkish travertine and black granite counter was a very interesting combo. And my kids father is turkish ....