One of the easiest ways to bring in Southern flare is to add a touch of vintage and distressed elements. You don’t have to be a designer to know how popular the distressed look is right now. From furniture to flooring to home decor – it’s one of our favorites! Whether it’s a large distressed kitchen table, molding, island, or flooring- this is the perfect way to bring in that Southern charm.
Backsplash | Florida Tile, 3×6 Streamline Buff with Oyster Gray Grout
Countertops | Silestone Coral Clay Quartz
Sink | Blanco Precis 1‐3/4 Bowl Undermount, Color: Truffle
Flooring | Ser Brix Old Chicago 9‐1/2” x 11 hexagon tiles with Delorean Gray Grout
Cabinetry Paint Color | White Dove by Benjamin Moore
As we said, when it comes to Southern style, it’s about family and food, which means you need plenty of space! Our clients love to entertain and knew they wanted a more open concept feel. The kitchen is the meeting place for most families, and while some modern designs seem to have forgotten that, Southern styles have always kept ample room for all. Think storage accessories that make room for all of your cooking materials and pantry items, and a large island or peninsula where you can seat a crowd for dinner.
We immediately suggested taking out the wall that separated the kitchen from the dining room space, and adding a large island right in the center. Since all of the upper cabinetry on that wall was removed, we suggested closing off the walkway on the other wall to create more countertop and cabinetry space, which is where the microwave and coffee pot are now. To cut overall cost we decided to keep the lower cabinetry and use it to create a peninsula and bar space instead of an island and for the wall cabinets we used the cabinetry that had been on the wall we took down. Since we rearranged the overall layout we had to custom build new cabinetry that would compliment the existing cabinets, which added storage above the fridge and around the microwave.