Before and after kitchen inspiration! Our 2nd post on www.marthastewart.com is now live
We hope you will be inspired by the beautiful kitchen before and afters you will see on Martha’s site from the 4 interior designers who so generously shared their work with us:
Jill Abelman, Carla Aston, Cheryl Kees Clendenon, and Linda Merrill.
Thank you, Jill, Carla, Cheryl and Linda!
Today in this post, we share even more images of one of the 4 before and afters, so you can see just how much vision professional interior designers have when their clients come to them looking for solutions that work for their families.
Jill Abelman’s clients came to her wanting to completely re-do their kitchen, breakfast room and family room areas so they all flowed seamlessly together, creating one big area where conversation could flow while they entertained and cooked with their family and friends.
This is one picture of the *before.* Keep your eye on that window over the sink.
Below, you can see, on the elevation, how Jill re-envisioned that window for her clients.
[ A side note: having construction documentation like this is very important in the design process, especially in kitchen design, not only to help you visualize, but also so the sub-contractors can understand precisely what is expected of them to execute on their respective parts of the job and also for both the designer and homeowner to have in case of any disputes. ]
Here is how that window looks now, in her client’s home. Amazing transformation, right?
It is the gift of talented interior designers like Jill and the other designers we featured in our post on Martha Stewart’s site to delight their clients with beautiful solutions like this!
Would you have been able to envision this if you were looking at that *before* photo, above?
Now, let’s go into the breakfast area that’s next to this kitchen.
Originally, there was a half wall separating the old kitchen from the breakfast area as well as an angled sheetrock wall that housed the TV.
As you can see below, Jill demolished that half wall plus the diagonal wall and created something entirely fresh, new and beautiful for her clients which met, and exceeded!!, their expectations for an area where they could comfortably carry on conversation while cooking and entertaining their family and friends.
We hope you’ll now hop on over to
to be inspired by the *before and after* pictures of all 4 kitchens by these talented designers!
We appreciate them so much, and we hope you will, too, by letting them know in the comments on this post how much you enjoyed their work and by clicking through to their sites, which are all linked to on our post on Martha Stewart’s site and also linked to, below, at the end of this post.
And a big thank you to you, our friends at www.marthastewart.com, for inviting us to be a contributing blogger on your site.
We appreciate it so much and if you missed our first post, dear readers, featuring the kitchen design work of 3 other talented interior designers, click here.
Leslie Hendrix Wood
Leslie Hendrix Wood Interiors
Owner, the Hadley Court blog
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We invite you to click through to the sites of the 4 designers featured on our post on www.marthastewart.com for more information about their work.