Kitchen + Fireplace Design | St. Paul, MN

the challenge

In this St. Paul home, our clients were looking for help on design selections for the kitchen, fireplace, main floor bathroom, and master bathroom. They were working with another contractor on the construction, but we were able to work with them on all of the tile, plumbing, and lighting pieces for the space. For the kitchen, our clients were looking for unique tile that would tie into the fireplace tile. With the three-sided fireplace, it is seen from the dining room, kitchen, and living room, so making it all feel cohesive was a priority.

our solution

Handmade green and blue subway tile brings in the earthy tones and custom feel our clients love. It also ties into the hexagon tile on the fireplace, which brings in more of the earthy colors as well. Quartz countertops on the perimeter are accented with a butcher block countertop on the island, which ties into the original hardwood floors that were sanded and re-stained. Over the sink, a black glass globe pendant adds an accent and provides task lighting. The stainless sink coordinates with the stainless steel appliances and the industrial faucet offsets the more earthy feel of the tile and wood. Overall, this kitchen brings in the earthy colors, original elements of the home, and handmade materials.