Our hometown of Rosemary Beach, Florida was founded in 1995, with many of the original homes built around that time. A couple of years ago when a fun young family from Atlanta purchased a home just off the Gulf and not too far down Rosemary Avenue from our shop; the mid-90’s were beginning to manifest in a very dated way in the home’s Kitchen. Paige and Anna Kay worked with the family to update the house and create whole new look throughout–without any major demolition or new construction.
The result is a Kitchen that went from looking like this:
We told you it was dated! Out with the pickled cabinets and ceiling and cobalt blue pendant lights; and in with a clean and crisp new look that suits this young family and the relaxed Rosemary Beach lifestyle:
A coat of fresh white paint on the walls, upper cabinets and ceiling makes the space feel fresh and bright. Paige and Anna Kay designed the horizontal trusses to add some architectural detail in the vaulted space and to add the warm texture of natural wood against the new all white look. The floors were refinished in a darker tone that’s matched in the dark painted lower cabinets and island–grounding the space and preventing a ‘white out.’ Tall slipcovered chairs at the head and foot of the long dining table were a necessity in the tall and narrow room. The white cotton duck grommet drapes add softness to the walls but keep the rooftop views toward the Gulf open and unobstructed.
[‘after’ photo by Michael Granberry]