Kitchen Island Lighting Savvy Interiors

September 27, 2018 7:37 am by sandiego
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Kitchen Island Lighting Savvy Interiors

Tagged: kitchen, kitchen remodel, light, lighting, kitchen lighting, light fixture, pendant light, chandelier, accent lighting, favorite lights

Every late 90s early 2000’s builder seemed to love the California Tuscan aesthetic, expecially in Southern California. Those homes are now approaching 20 years old. Here’s how we tackled those architectural nuances with what we’ve dubbed as ‘Spanish Modern’ style. Patterned graphic tiles, earthy textures and reclaimed wood pull this space from dated to dreamy.

Thinking outside the box never looked so good! We used THIS unconventional outdoor material to make a waterproof, bathroom-ready SHIPLAP shower! Accented with gold fixtures, graphic pattern floor tile and our favorite warm grey colored vanity, this space comes together with clean, classic charm and really opens up a previously dark and cramped space.

Savvy Interiors Owner and Designer Susan Wintersteen is shedding light on the 6 reasons why you’d want to hire a Savvy Team of Contractors for your design or remodel project. Believe us when we say it will save you time, money and headaches! 

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You may remember that EVERY island had a set of three pencil thin pendants hanging over the island. Sadly, it’s still the default when it comes to builder homes, as if 3 is the magical number of lights. But, that is rapidly changing. Lighting is moving to the more dramatic side. Instead of threes, we are seeing more long linear pendants come into the marketplace along with medium sized lanterns and pendants that make more of a dramatic presence over an island. For an extra long linear island, I like using two medium pendants between 16-18″ wide. These oversized pieces add the drama! For smaller islands, I like the longer, linear pendants we used to only see over pool tables in game rooms. In each of these homes, we’ve either matched the metals used or MIXED metals! Yes, we can mix and match. 

One of the most important furniture purchases for your home is your living room sofa. Whether you’re a family of young kids, preteens, or have grown children, there are several factors to consider to make sure your sofa will be built to last.

Spanish-inspired graphic tile makes its way to this Resort Style Master bathroom remodel complete with soaking tub, oversized countertops and some creative and unconventional design materials. See how it all came together here!

Tagged: bath, shower, bathroom, shiplap, custom, white, gold, quartz, vanity, fixtures, lighting, remodel, design, decor, spanish style, interior design

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Graphic tile is all the rage these days. Make sure you’re getting maximum impact by using it selectively. We created this Spanish-inspired Glam Bathroom Remodel for a young teen. Breaking down our design approach, all the materials we used, AND a small bathroom vanity design hack!

Make sure the space can handle the size. General rule of thumb? If your kitchen is 15×20 feet, you can add the two numbers together 15+20=35. Look for a pendant (linear) about 36″ long. If you are doing two, divide by 2 and look for something 16-18″ in width.

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Lights, camera, action! Lighting can make a huge difference in how a space looks and functions. Long gone are the days of teeny tiny island pendants and make way for the big, the bold and the bright! Here are our tips for selecting over the counter light fixtures.

COREtec is the new kid on the block in the flooring industry and it has come to be one of our favorites thanks to its kid-proof, pet-proof, water-proof properties, easy installation and beautiful look and feel at a fraction of the cost! Here’s everything designers want you to know about COREtec… with a Bravo TV reference for good measure. 

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So long white on white kitchens, and welcome to the dark side. After a few years of bright whites, we predict that 2018 will bring THIS color trend to walls, cabinetry, wallpaper and more! Giving designer tips and project inspo for incorporating deeper shades.

Tagged: kitchen, kitchen remodel, spanish, spanish style, spanish revival, white, white kitchen, gray countertops, quartz, quartz countertops, tile, graphic tile, pattern tile, remodeling, design, designer, interior design, kitchen design

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We could all use a little getaway every now and then, so why not transform one of the underutilized rooms in your home to create a mini-escape? Pour yourself that glass of Rosé, grab a good read, bask in the natural light and temporarily ignore kids, dogs, husbands, and responsibilities.  We took this dining room to new heights with a Hamptons meets SoCal inspired classy coastal aesthetic. Read on!

Photos courtesy of Melissa Au | Dandelion Dreams Photography

Although beautiful to look at, we know more than anyone that bright, white kitchens aren’t the most kid-friendly. Dirt, grime and grubby fingerprints are enough to make any clean freak shake in their boots…but fear no more! We’ve made some smart design swaps in this kitchen remodel to cut down on child-sized damage and keep the family unit around for many more “pizza nights.”

Looking to add some Lighting to your space but don’t know where to start? 

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3. Hang your light fixture about 34-36″ above your counters for clear views to your guests. Also, remember, if you have young kids that like to throw balls, I would stay away from glass and look to some metal lanterns that will be less vulnerable to attack. Also, if you are a big cook, and have a cooktop on your island, think about how much glass you really want to clean. 🙂 

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You don’t need to spend a fortune to create a beautiful master bedroom. Instead, find out which pieces to splurge and which to save. Operating under the timeless question, “What are you going to give up to get?” we’re outlining which design elements to invest in and which to bargain shop.

Watch your height! Make sure you measure, measure, and measure again. Look at the height of the ceiling and make sure your fixture is more narrow in height to accommodate your island. 

Tagged: dining, dining room, coastal, coastal style, table, chairs, window seat, hamptons inspired, San Diego inspired, coastal inspired, modern minimal, coastal minimal

Tagged: bathroom, bath, Bathroom, tile, pattern, pattern tile, how to use patte, how to use pattern tile, bath tub, bathroom ideas, vantiy, shiplap, graphic tile, graphics, graphic tiles, remodel, remodeling, interior design, interior decor, san diego, spanish, spanish revival, spanish style, modern, modern spanish

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Reclaim the unused formal sitting area in your home and create a space that the whole family can utilize. In a recent Del Sur remodel, we introduced Sherwin Williams 2018 Color of the Year: Oceanside, to bring a bright and modern punch to an otherwise dreary space.

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