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Ardlsey Park Kitchen Renovation

The Ardsley Park Remodel was an exciting project for Gustaf and I. It was a charmer from 1918 and hadn't been renovated since the late 80's. It was due for an overhaul and at 4 months pregnant with Margaux I was ready for the challenge. Its set in a historic neighborhood in Savannah called Ardsley Park. My favorite room in this house has to be the kitchen, the real heart of the home. After weeks of designing, measuring, and plan layouts, we decided on an oversized galley kitchen. We created a few unique features like the breakfast nook that would make it a place for the whole family to gather. We would start and end our day in this nook from breakfast with the girls to a glass of wine in the evening. The coffee nook was a design feature I was quite proud of, we encased the surrounding cabinets with a beautiful Spanish subway tile. This created a nice break with symmetry between the pantry and fridge. We chose a sleek Italian range from Superiore for our range and paired it with a custom wood hood that complimented it perfectly. I had so much storage so I was able to make an impact with reclaimed wood shelves to style with my favorite cookbooks and bowls. For my hardware, I chose Polished nickel pretty much all around including the faucet and pot filler. The polished nickel played off the grey hex floors creating the perfect balance with the white. See all favorite shots of this kitchen plus some before and afters at the end. Also, by popular demand I listed all the sources for this kitchen, hope you guys enjoy the post! Xx Monique

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BEFORE AND AFTER

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Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinets : Kraftmaid | Hardware : Restoration Hardware | Fridge Hardware : Build.com

Appliances

Range : Superiore | Refrigerator : Fisher & Paykel | Dishwasher : Miele | Hood : Vent a Hood

Plumbing

Faucet : Rohl | Pot Filler : Rohl | Sink : Rohl

Tile

Floor Hex : Marca Corona | Subway Tile : Floor and Decor

Lighting

Sconces : Restoration Hardware | Pendant : Anthropologie

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Calimia Home Thanksgiving

We had an early Thanksgiving get-together with girlfriends in Miami. Although it hasn’t exactly cooled down here in South Florida, my friend Lauren and I were determined to get our girlfriends together for a festive gathering. We chose my townhouse for the venue and set the dining table outside, it was a beautiful night to eat al fresco. We were just a close group of 6 and I usually like to keep the table settings simple. The table was casually set with linen placemats from Lauren’s recent trip to Portofino, tapered candles, and matching linen napkins tied in a knot with a green sprig.

Photo: Karla Garcia @kgohhsnap


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florals

The centerpiece was designed by Zoom Bloomz at the Midtown Garden Center and with some extra flowers we made arrangements in bud vases. The bud vases are easy to assemble and are slightly different leaving room to be creative. The vessel for the centerpiece is from one of my favorite shops in Savannah called the Paris Market how appropriate with the bird on each side. When picking inspiration for the centerpiece we wanted lots of green in a variety of textures and to also incorporate white roses. When planning your own table, come up with a plan, gather some images for inspiration and stick to a theme.


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Giving thanks

Lauren and I wanted to have something special for all our guests so we went to Lauren’s mother Lorraine who is a DIY expert. She created a beautiful handmade wreath for the holidays shown above the console. In addition, we wrapped some gifts in kraft paper with ribbon and faux flowers to match our theme. I just love the wrapping so much that whatever is inside is just a bonus.

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Table Setting

Plates : Anthropologie | Glasses : Terrain | Woven Pitchers : McGee & Co | Bud Vases : Jenni Kayne | Brass Taper Holder : H&M Home

Concrete Taper : McGee & Co

Furniture

Dining Table : Restoration Hardware | Chairs : Wayfair | Woven Bench : Serena & Lily | Pillows : Amber Interiors

Florals

Midtown Garden Center : Zoom Bloomz

Gifts

Kraft Paper | Ribbon | Faux Flowers 1 : 2 : 3 | Wreath Flowers 1 : 2 : 3 | Ribbon

Apparel

Monique - Dress : Doen | Shoes : Aquazzura

Lauren - Dress : Zimmerman | Shoes : Aquazzura



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