Dara Agruss Design

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Organic Abode

When we were hired on for this project, the condo had been recently purchased and was in need of a major renovation. It was dark and a bit dingy, but had good bones. The client is a young professional who wanted her home to be warm and inviting and her style is contemporary, and she loves natural elements. Our first task was to give the kitchen a facelift. We changed out the old brown wood cabinets with new white cabinets that extended to the ceiling. Previously, the cabinets stopped about a foot below the ceiling and with older condo buildings having low ceiling heights, it made the ceiling height feel even lower. Next, took out the brown granite countertops and replaced them with durable, low maintenance quartz. Then we added a ceramic backsplash that is a modern take on a traditional subway tile with its varied finish and subtle irregularities.. We finished the kitchen off with hardware and lighting in a soft brass finish. The Pièce de résistance was the dry bar we added to some dead space next to the kitchen. When your client says they want a pink bar, you make them the prettiest pink bar ever using a blush colored wallpaper and acrylic shelves with brass hardware. After refinishing the floors in a light oak color and painting the walls a soft white color, the whole space felt lighter and brighter. The condo was then furnished using neutral colors and tons of textured pieces such as the cane sideboard. The end result was a space combining clean lines and organic touches.