Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Hallway Renovation

In March, KMD is excited for the demo/renovation of this hallway below. The design concept I choose for the floors, is above (*obviously on a smaller scale.) Don't you just love it!

The area you can't see below, because I am standing in it taking the iphone photo, is the front door area (about 12 x 12) is being turned into a very stylish and functional mudroom. The built-ins are finished in a high-gloss black, shaker style cabinets - top to bottom (with over 10 feet ceilings.) It's going to be so AMAZING, dying to share this entire project of this historical home, once it's complete! It's been a project I have been working on for awhile and all the rooms I designed are modern classics!

In the meantime, I thought I would share the before pics and another element in the space.

Hallway before...

Recently restored staircase, (which you can't really see in my iphone pic) I had finished in a high-gloss black (about 6 coats I believe), then BM - decorators white.

Cabinet I designed for foyer, below.

Here is the Faux Bamboo Cabinet drawing I designed for the foyer (*in progress pic below, being built by my very talented furniture craftsman.) This cabinet will sit under the staircase, and is being finished in a true Tiffany blue - I literally gave the finisher a Tiffany box and asked him to match it!

Finish...for Cabinet

Cabinet at workshop, waiting for hardware...

Just waiting for the hardware to roll in for this piece, then the faux bamboo gets applied, the piece get's finished, then place in the new gorgeous hallway and Voila!

Hardware for Cabinet


  1. Kristine-- you are too cute! i love how you get so much inspiration from fashion!


  2. Thank you Sami! Fashion is everywhere! Madam Chanel says it best!

    “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
    Coco Chanel

  3. That floor is absolutely amazing! And the cabinet will look fantastic when finished too :)

    Oh and thanks for the Elle Decor link. You taken my Paris yearning up a notch :) xoxo

  4. The flooring, the blue cabinet and ooh those handles! Where are the handles from - they are so chic!

  5. Thank you Ladies! The hardware Is like the jewelry
    - this knob is from Cliffside - http://www.cliffsideind.com/cliffside/
    They have a great selection!

  6. Here are the FURNITURE known for their simplistics lifestyles... ‘ Shaker style furniture .

  7. Hotness- love the design, it will be perfect in that hall!