Caitlin’s French Inspired Kitchen

With the recent completion of our remodel in Dallas, I’m thrilled to share the design process and long awaited photos with you!

Believe it or not, even as a seasoned interior designer, I still struggle making decisions for myself on something as important as our kitchen.  This is where our family not only makes and eats meals but also enjoys after school snacks, crafts, homework, where we celebrate the birthdays of our four children and where my husband I always end the night chatting.

I went back and forth for days (weeks! months!) between wanting to keep it classic or do something totally different. Who doesn’t love coming home to a clean, white space, but I also felt the desire for a never-been-done-before design that embodies the perfect amount of inventive form and necessary function?

And then I found IT! My “pièce de resistance” – a stunning blue range and matching custom hood from Bluestar Cooking and just like that, the entire kitchen came together in my mind. With tons of natural light and a traditional crisp, white aesthetic that glows when the sun hits, our space was invigorated with this fresh, blue statement piece.

The classic white dove inset cabinets with a cove recessed panel (Benjamin Moore) are the perfect clean backdrop for the pop of blue and the contrasting warm white oak island.  Brass fixtures and hardware add luxe sheen and give warmth with traditional French inspiration visible throughout. The Luccioso marble countertops would provide movement and interest and the casual elegance of a natural white oak island and white-washed floors would give it a solid foundation and natural appeal.

And then we have our jaw-dropping blue range and stunning hood that ties it all together, and allowed me to accent with some blue and white porcelain pieces and Navy Madeleine stools from our Bistro Collection. I wanted my kitchen to be both bold and timeless and truly it feels like the kitchen of my dreams.

I worked with Bluestar Cooking to choose the perfect range for me in both style and function. I chose the 48″ Platinum series and have been impressed with the simplicity and ease and also it’s superior power. Never before I have I seen a pot of water boil so fast and my cookies are always cooked to perfection. I customized the knobs to be the same Pigeon Blue, added brass accents throughout and a matching vent hood that is modern, luxurious and incredibly effective.I love how the knobs tie in the lighting and hardware throughout to feel luxe and elevated from the typical stainless steel.

Aside from being a gorgeous showstopper, the Bluestar Cooking appliances are unparalleled in quality!  I can’t help but find myself daydreaming about my next meal or cookies to bake for my family in the most comfortable space with the most beautiful appliances I could have imagined.

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