Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Family Room
{ PURE Beach Dream Home, posts #7 }

Our beach house family room is part of our kitchen and dining room - it is the heart of the home.  It is a huge space with 16' vaulted ceilings.  It is a little different than a traditional home because it is on the second floor with great views of the neighborhood and even a peek at the water.

floor plan }

view - see the water in the upper right!! }

16' vaulted family/kitchen/dining room! }

To stay on budget, I'm re-using some furniture and a rug I have in inventory.  I will be adding new pillows from my PURE Beach Collection, which will brighten up the room and look great with the white, stainless, and gray kitchen.
{ sectional from my inventory - adding fun new pillows! }

{ rug from my inventory }

{ Old ottoman recovered in gray eco-leather }

I'm also adding a few well priced items to complete the space!  This console table is 55"W x 16"D - great size for behind the sectional.
{ Source:  Metal and Wood Console Table - $241 }

I love short wide lamps on console tables.  This one has a fun round base - it is metal so if it tips it should not break!

{ Lamp with round metal base }

The room will have a flat panel TV and I really like the retro feel of this TV console.  It is 70"W so it will balance the big sectional.  It is made of solid rubberwood, which is eco-friendly.  I know it is not made in the USA, but the price and solid construction makes it a good choice.

{ Source:  TV Console - $374 }

Friday, August 24, 2012

Kitchen, Part 2
{ PURE Beach Dream Home, posts #6 }

Time is flying!!  It has been a while since I have written a PURE Beach post.  The main problem is I feel I need to get everything designed at one time because it is a process that is hard to break into chunks.  In other words, everything has to work together and the design keeps changing.  I feel I finally have a handle on the design so I will be posting 1 or 2 times a week with design plans for every room!

This post is a continuation of the Kitchen, Part 1.


Remember this inspiration?  Our kitchen will be similar, but more fun and modern.

{ Source: via PURE on Pinterest }

Our open shelves will be like the ones below.  I love the clean, simple modern lines!

{ Source: via PURE on Pinterest }

Our range hood will be vented straight through our vaulted ceiling - It will be the focal point of the kitchen.  It is similar to this kitchen, but with higher ceilings.

{ Source: via Paige on Pinterest }

Kitchen layout

The kitchen is along one wall and has a huge 11 foot long island!

Along the wall there will be a range, hood, refrigerator, open shelving, and pantry.  The range is in the exact middle of the room, and the modern range hood will have a chimney all the way up the vault - this will be very dramatic.

{ elevation showing the wall with the range and hood }

{ dollhouse diagram showing vault }

Our island will have trash/recycle, dishwasher, sink, and microwave.  It is 42 inches deep and 11 feet long, seating for 6.  It over looks the family room.

{ island elevation }

Now on to some design decisions!

Range hoods are expensive.  We wanted one with a wider chimney so it would look more substantial, but we also wanted it to be under $500.  I found this one that fit all my criteria.  We will have to purchase extensions for the chimney because the ceiling vault is 16 feet!
Source: Windster Hood - $432 }

Our cabinets will be simple mission style painted white.  I love a white kitchen!  The door hardware will be stainless 7" bar pulls.

{ mission door style }

{ Source:  Bar Pulls - $7.50}

Counter tops are another important design feature.  We considered Corian and wood because of the lower rice points, but we really wanted dark gray quartz.  We discovered that Silestone had the perfect shade of gray and even though it was over our allowance, it was the lowest grade and really worth the splurge!  

{ dark gray Silestone, color marengo }

I wanted a big rectangular stainless sink and stainless faucet - here they are!
{ Source:  Large Undermount Sink - $146 }
{ Source:  Delta Leland  }

I LOVE these stools!  Notice they are the same ones from the first kitchen inspiration picture.  I also love the price - We will have 6 counter stools.

Source:  Metal Counter Stools - 2 of $79!! }

Now some color!

I've been working on my PURE Beach fabric collection - I will reveal it VERY soon!  I plan on recovering these simple fabric pendants with my new Bud fabric.  There will be 4 pendants hanging above our 11' island.
{ island pendant & PURE Beach Bud Pattern }

Other colors will be added to the kitchen - like this fun lime green pan.  Another undecided element is the backsplash - I would love to find a rectangular mosaic tile with lime green, blue, white, and gray.  All these color will be also be used in the family room area - I will blog about this next!

{ fun lime green pan }