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Cool, Blue and Brass

As recently featured in Portrait of Seattle Magazine, this 1910 craftsman kitchen received a modern update full of vintage charm from designer Heather Kirk and her firm Kirk Riley Design. Cabinets painted in a handsome navy blue infuse the space with sophistication and character when paired with lighter countertops and dramatic brass fixtures. To get the bold, veined look of white marble for a family seeking hard-wearing surfaces in their kitchen, Kirk chose to use PentalQuartz in Calacatta. The look was extended above the range for a dramatic yet easy-to-maintain backsplash.

Adding upper cabinets with a distressed mirror finish helps to evoke the craftsman history of this 100-year-old house as well as lighten the visual impact of the bold, dark blue color. A Mediterranean-style mosaic tile sets off the counter backsplash with a cheerful, architectural pattern. While giving off the appearance of wide-planked wood, the floors are actually made of a wood-look porcelain tile providing traditional beauty with the ability to use an in-floor radiant heating system for comfort during cooler months.

To achieve a similar style, consider a backsplash of Pental Surfaces ceramic tile in Arabesque Satin, Porcelain Wood Essence Tile for floors and one of our many marble-look PentalQuartz countertop colors.

Read the full article for more from this colorful and classic remodel on Houzz.