|Recreating the nostalgic charm to this 1920's Spanish Bangalow was a delight for Erica Islas. Her expertise and attention to detail is evident in every square inch of the home.
Bringing our client's original 1927 Spanish style back to it's roots without going over budget was the priority when renovating this kitchen. Client wanted charm but functional for today's lifestyle. Oh! and of course not without Erica's special touches .
EMI Interior Design, Inc
"Back To Its Roots"
This Charming California Spanish bangalow was in dire need of a makeover. After searching high and low and interviewing over 9 interior designers, this homeowner came across Erica Islas of EMI Interior Design, inc. thru HGTV . Homeowner immediately fell in love with Erica's design aestheic and approach to design.
This kitchen renovation is charming down to every detail. Removing the wall at the end of the sink counter, opened up the kitchen and made the space more inviting and perfect for a breakfast nook. The seat cushions for the built-in nook have been tailored to have a special matress edge and stiching. "It's all in the details" , Erica says.
The vintage one of a kind 1920's pendant for over the breakfast table is the perfect compliment to this kitchen and was an incredible find at a local Vintage Lighting shop.
Adding architectural details is always important to Erica in her designs, here we extended the soffits around the room with recessed lights. A Spanish Teal color is used as our accent color throughout.
The exquisite floor pavers "San Felipe" are from Arto a company that has a long standing commintement to Stewartship and is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. So not only are they Gorgeous, but they are built to last and are sustainable. See photos below to see how this trasnformation took place.
|Design Tip |
For durable,stain resistant breakfast nook cushions: I always use an outdoor fabric like the ones pictured here from Perennials or Sunbrella. These fabrics are tough and hold up to spills really nicely, perfect for breakfast nooks , especially if you have children. I especially love the velvet outdoor fabrics because they are super soft.