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Including The Whole Family

8 Feb

My husband and I left Dallas on Super Bowl weekend and headed to South Texas to spend time with good friends. They recently moved into a new home that they spent months remodeling and the result is fabulous. They have three of the THE MOST adorable little boys you have ever seen and from the moment we walked into the house, there was no doubt where the heart of their home was. Their HUGE open kitchen is now three times the size of the original and the island is definitely the hub of the entire family space.

Modern white cabinets with stainless hardware,  subway tile backsplash in three tones of white,  slate floors, Deep Gray Ceasar Stone countertops and top of the line Jenn Air appliances create a fresh open space for the family of five to hang out.

The island is always being used for art projects. Emilio was drawing a picture for me here, and  a few of us chipped in to help with his Valentine shoe box project the following morning.

We made homemade pizzas one night…it was a mess but a blast and sooo yummy!

Directly across from the kitchen is the family room and casual dining area. The boys were always at the table playing games or having a snack.  My favorite thing about this part of the space is the boy’s art work. It’s nothing new to parents,  but using your children’s art can really personalize a space allow everyone in the family to have a part in accessorizing the home. I love how their mother framed these colorful kangaroo paintings, they brought in the pop of color that they love and the pieces are modern enough to compliment the feel of the home.

Having a cup of coffee from the Saeco coffee machine was a morning ritual. These coffee painting by the oldest boys were adorable and proudly hung in the area too. What a fabulous weekend, I’m wishing Caddo & Ivy made pieces like this while they were at doggy daycare..no such luck!

Taking Standard to Stunning

16 Nov

I just realized that it has been over a month since I have posted anything on the blog!  We have been busy keeping up with projects in the studio as well as managing other projects around the house.  One of the items on our blog “to-do” list is a kitchen remodel that is full speed ahead. Here are a few before pictures as well as the inspiration board for the final finishes.  The cabinets have been painted a fresh white, the floors and backsplash are out and the new blue-gray wall color is going up too.  Hopefully we have the after pictures soon.

Here is the inspiration board for the project. The cabinets will be painted a fresh white to match the existing trim throughout the house.  The center island is getting a makeover too. We are removing the storage on one half to make way for a new seating area and then grounding it by painting it black. Caesar Stone Pebble and Misty Carrera (on the island) was selected for the countertops. A 4×8 white matte subway tile for the back splash will bring in the modern sleek feel our owners are looking for.  A black slate will replace the existing neutral tile and we will finish off the space with sleek bamboo shades and new seating around the island bar. It will be stunning and a major change for our home owners. Let’s hope they make it through the construction while living in the house!

McBrayer Kitchen


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