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Encinitas Custom Home

 

Just completed!  This gorgeous custom coastal contemporary home is located in Encinitas, California and has fabulous ocean views!

In order to lend the home a casual coastal feel and to balance out the more contemporary features of the home, I opted for Siberian Oak hardwood for the main living areas flooring.

The stacked stone fireplace wall adds drama to the focal point of the room and separates the indoor/outdoor living spaces.

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For the main back splash in the kitchen I used a large format porcelain tile in a cement look and a mosaic glass and stainless back splash on the adjacent wall. I kept the open feel by using a combination of stainless open shelving with barn door hardware and glass panels, and upper cabinets with aluminum framed glass paneled doors. Easy care Quartz counter tops and a large island with two levels for casual dining completes the look.

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The master bath features a glass tile wall, floating vanities, and an enormous shower!

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Gorgeous sunset and ocean views!!

Staging by RBR Style

 

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KITCHEN TRENDS

Sophia La Marca

Sophia La Marca

Ahh the kitchen…. Our favorite room in the home! And why wouldn’t it be? It’s where we gather with our families and friends, where we indulge in all kinds of culinary creations! It’s where the conversation and laughter happens, and it’s where memories are made. The kitchen is most definitely the heart of the home!

Because of this, we need the kitchen to convenient and effortless. We need it to flow so that people can move freely as they perform various tasks, we need it to be open so that we can gather in a relaxed and casual way, and we need it to be warm and inviting!

So what are the latest trends that help us to accomplish all of our desires for that perfect kitchen?

This year we are seeing neutral finishes in cabinetry, counter tops and flooring. Clean, modern designs are big with warm touches pulled from nature. Natural elements still play a big role in design as the eco-conscious trend continues. Whites, off whites and grays take center stage in cabinetry, and the beauty and simplicity of natural quartz counter tops have become a favorite of designers! Warmer hardware works well with this trend as we are seeing more iron, copper and brass. Wood flooring or new “wood look” porcelain tile are big, as well as natural stone to keep the look warm and inviting! Built in and concealed appliances are essential in keeping the kitchen clean and uncluttered!

Here are some of my favorite kitchens this year!

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“Natural stone look” laminate is a great affordable option for counter tops! by Wilsonart

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Love this natural kitchen with reclaimed wood cabinetry and floors, and stainless island counter top!

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Up the” Wow” factor! Try dual apron front sinks flanked with beautiful sconces! Gorgeous!!

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A corner sink can work well for that hard to use space!

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These industrial light pendants really punch up this island!

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Black counter tops are still on trend in a white kitchen warmed up with wood flooring! Beautiful!

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Vintage hardware takes center stage in this fabulous kitchen!

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Glass doors on the cabinetry really open up this smaller kitchen!

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Gray cabinetry is a huge trend this year! Love it!

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A perfect blend of tile work, fabrics and hardware in this gorgeous traditional kitchen!

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Painted mullions – A great way to infuse color into your white kitchen!!

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Love the full mosaic tiled walls!

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Splurge on great fixtures to really make an impression!

Large islands create a gathering space for conversation, food prep or simply mingling!

Large islands create a gathering space for conversation, food prep or simply mingling!

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