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Modern Arlington Farmhouse Kitchen

Elizabeth Tobin

I've always considered the kitchen as one of the best rooms in the house to make the small details count. And the greatest thing about farmhouse style is that it can be blended into a space on either a large or small scale. Looking back at our Arlington project, there's so many aspects of this space that I love. We took a few risks to modernize this kitchen for our clients that allowed us to change up the rules of a classic farmhouse look.

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With bold, blue cabinets we opted to add antique pewter traditional cabinet latches as one of our hardware options to balance out the brightness. The finish offers an industrial accent that, as a smaller detail, made the larger details stand out. Whitewashed brick frames the modern glass window above the sink perfectly and and acts as an alternative to your classic subway tile backsplash. Stainless steel appliances and classic farmhouse sink offer a lighter color balance so not to distract from the center island. Dressed with a custom walnut counter top, the center island is a stand out space where our clients could gather for early morning small talk around a cup of coffee, or late nights helping with homework.

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Take a look at the rotating gallery below for some other farmhouse inspired style from this project!


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Before and After : North End Single Family

Elizabeth Tobin

Photo by Ben Gebo, Artwork by Christina Baker 

Photo by Ben Gebo, Artwork by Christina Baker 

Originally, our North End Project was doused in a LOT of orange and deep peach colors. So, naturally, color became the key to opening up this home to become a bright and airy landing pad for our world traveling client! Take a look at our before and after pictures of this project below!


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Our clients home proved to be spatially challenging with small square footage on each floor and a lot of tight corners. To take advantage of some of the best natural light in the house we pulled together a balanced breakfast nook with a custom walnut table. The table, although perfect for a solo Sunday breakfast, extends to service larger dinner parties with friends.


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Airy, clean, and crisp. New window treatments, a pretty paint palette and a lot of re-imagining turned this single family, four floor home, into a stand out space to appreciate alone and with friends. See below for some before and after side by sides and be sure to keep up with us for more! 


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Ellisha Alexina in Office!

Elizabeth Tobin

A few weeks back we had up and coming textile designer Ellisha Alexina in the office to show us her collections! What we loved most was hearing about her process. The patterns are formulated through a mixed media technique that blends screen printing and hand painting each design, tradition meets technology. This is a technique she developed at art school and was encouraged to pursue, exclusively to the trade. What was so clear to see through her passionate presentation was the maker, right there, present and happy to share all that her experience has awarded her. It was encouraging to hear how the presence of a mentor, and years of 'getting it right', guided her to stepping out on a limb and launching her own textile brand.

Her Instagram offers daily inspiration of all aspects of Ellisha Alexina, from work desk sketches to global artisans making her designs come to life. It is definitely an account we scour for inspiration! We love when we get the opportunity to really get to know the vendors, craftsmen, and makers we work with in our projects. Keep up with us for more on industry movers and shakers we love!

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