Sugar & Charm Kitchen Reveal

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When it came time for Eden Passante of Sugar and Charm to remodel her cramped and dated kitchen, she knew exactly who she wanted to design it – Sarah Sherman Samuel, of course! Together with architect Greg Coleman, the two combined their creative magic to craft a new kitchen and dining room that might just be straight out of our dreams.

Let’s take a closer look…

The old solid oak hardwood floors were refinished to breathe new life (and light!) into the space. The cabinets - IKEA boxes with Semihandmade fronts (a Sarah Sherman original) - were painted a desert grey matte and together, the two features add warmth and dimension to the kitchen.

Sarah describes Eden’s aesthetic as modern, but not without character – so it seems perfectly fitting that Eden labels the style of her finished kitchen as “modern country bungalow.”

Exposed shelving can be intimidating to many, after all, it exposes every nook and cranny. But done right, it’s one of our favorite kitchen shelving features – just look at how much character it adds to the space!

Eden is BIG on entertaining, so Sarah shared that Caesarstone countertops were a no brainer for their durability and beauty.

“For the counters, we chose Caesarstone in Calacatta Nuvo. I wanted something durable and low-maintenance, with a little variation. This polished Caeserstone has been an absolute dream in the kitchen, with zero stains and it cleans up perfectly. We actually used it in our master bath too! I love the look of the waterfall edge!” says Eden

To bring old charm to the new space, Sarah opted for a stunning hand glazed brick terra-cotta tile that extends from the floor to the ceiling. “I thought it was perfect for our house considering we’re in a ranch area and I like the modern, rustic feel. I love the unevenness and rawness of the tile,” says Eden.

Floor-to-ceiling cabinets adorn an entire wall next to the fridge. This clean and minimal look was designed by architect Greg Coleman. A nice touch, indeed! After all, who doesn’t need a little extra storage?

Right off the kitchen, the dining room is an extension of the kitchen. When designing this room, Eden knew she wanted this space to be the focal point for entertaining, “an area large enough to have a dinner party and a place we can gather for holidays, parties and meals.”

But before the dining room could be designed, it had to be built. This area, which was once a tiny office with leaky windows, was added onto the house to give Eden additional square footage. Greg added in three sets of large glass French doors and a large window to bring as much light as possible into this bright and open room.

Fingers crossed we’ll be receiving an invite to Eden’s next dinner party…


For more kitchen reveals: Room for Tuesday | Just A Girl and Her Blog

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