Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Visit To Kevin and Allan's...part 3

Follow me as I wander thru their house.
The entry. 
Looking into the parlor on the right and thru to the dining room.
The parlor has aqua walls, another beautiful chandelier, and original beveled windows. 
 The chandelier in the entry. 
The beamed ceilings are the same as in the living room seen in Part 1.
 This sunroom is to the left of the entry.
The stairs in the entry.
Beautifully refurbished.
A gallery of family photos on the first landing
Looking down from the third floor into
the second floor sitting room.
This set of stairs leads to the kitchen in the back of the house.
 The master bedroom is just to the right of the sitting area on the second floor.
Looking thru to the bathroom and the bedroom's sitting area.
The bedroom's sitting area. 
I should count how many oriental rugs are in this house!
The bathroom is completely tiled.
One of the guest rooms.
A hallway. All the doors were refinished. 
Are you still counting the rugs? 
Kevin has designed many kitchens, homes and landscaping for friends. He now has his own design firm.
He chose new paint colors for Vicky's living and dining room.
 Vicky's living before new paint.
and after!
See more of Vicky's HERE.
He also designed Vicky and Mike's landscaping, HERE.
I hope you enjoyed the tour as much as I did!

Cheers!

Click HERE to see The Tour...Part 1.
Click HERE to see The Tour...Part 2.
Click on KDH Home Design to visit Kevin's design business.
Links: French Country Cottage, My Romantic Home,
My Repurposed Life, Type A, Miss Mustard Seed

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Visit to Kevin and Allan's...part 2 BRUNCH!

This is what you'll see after going thru those leaded doors from my last post.
Notice the tile work is from floor to ceiling...very European.
Lots of baskets are hung from the beams.
A view into their beautiful garden. I'll have to do a photo garden tour on my next visit.
The built in Miele coffee maker system.
It's always a hit with everyone.
A large row of chef quality pots hang on rack over the island. 
Kevin designed this cabinet to work beautifully from both sides.
This cabinet was designed to fit on the opposite wall.
View thru to the breakfast room.
Kevin is a master in the kitchen.
Friends pitch in. 
All these tomatoes are from their garden.
A bounty of colorful cherry tomatoes.
Everyone always gathers in the kitchen, helping out, nibbling, drinking coffee, (or tea) and chatting.
Jamie helps herself to a yogurt. 
Kevin-home on the range!
Grilling lots of French toast.
The big clock on the tiled floor to ceiling wall in the hallway
tells us it's time to eat!
It's next to the powder room.
These are the family stairs that lead into the kitchen.
 The table is cleared in the dining room.
The chairs are removed. 
The front parlor can be seen thru the built-in room divider cabinets.
The flowers are brought in. They are also from their garden.
All the food is brought in. Creamy scrambled eggs, flavorful fresh sausage, fruit, juices, 
crispy bacon
and that delicious French Toast
Kevin's secret is a bit of cinnamon and more than a bit of Cointreau.
Cheers!
 Click HERE to see The Tour...Part 1
Click HERE to see The Tour...Part 3.
See my next post for  A Visit To Kevin and Allan's...Part 3

visit Kevin's design business at:   KDH Home Design


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Visit to Kevin and Allan's...part 1

Kevin and Allan are remodelers extraordinaire!  They have renovated four houses that I have seen. When we visit our daughter Vicky in Maplewood, New Jersey, she knows that I'll want to see Kevin's latest project. On our last visit we were invited to their home for a casual brunch with neighborhood friends. 
I brought my camera this time!
The living room. I take my time to really look around and enjoy every detail. There is so much to notice.
The leaded glass transom window, moldings and casings, the ceiling, steps, benches, fireplace, all the wonderful architectural details found in an older home.
 All restored by a very talented Kevin.
The living room has two seating areas.
The sofa table that divides the space has a collection of crystal candlesticks
and two beautiful Chinese lamps.
Blue and white with the complimentary orange accents. 
You can see the fireplace in the background.
I love the ceiling and vintage chandelier in this room. Beyond those beautiful leaded glass doors is the breakfast room. In my next post I'll take you to brunch! ...part 2

Cheers!

Click HERE to see The Tour...Part 2.
Click HERE to see The Tour...Part 3.
KDH Home Designs is Kevin's design business.

Links: Savvy Southern Style, Elements Interiors,
The Shabby Chic Cottage, Remodelaholic,
No Minimalist Here, Somewhat Simple