The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home, especially during the holiday season. It’s the hub of the cooking action, and the gathering place where family and friends can catch up, sip a cocktail, and watch the Thanksgiving meal come to life. This month, we take a look at three of our projects for inspiring new ways to get your kitchen holiday-ready!
Our goal when undertaking the Kaimuki Bungalow project was to update this beautiful home while preserving its unique, original charm. Reinvigorating this Hawaiian-style, 1950s-era cottage was a wonderful opportunity to showcase our design creativity and expertise.
To maintain the classic charm of the original home without sacrificing comfort and practicality, we designed around the home’s existing footprint to limit construction and keep the tongue and groove wall intact wherever possible. We reused wall sections that were removed throughout the renovation process, to keep with the home’s original style.
Because the homeowners loved the original entry door, we designed the new door with the original small frame glass peephole detail, and painted it a beautiful aqua blue color.
Throughout the process, and especially in the bathrooms, we kept the details simple yet elegant, so as not to detract from the undeniable charm of the home.
Kaimuki Bungalow reflects the importance of thoughtful design when undertaking 1950s-era restoration. This reinvigorated home exudes simplicity yet elegance, and sheds light on the possibilities of whole home transformation.
Beautiful KailaniBeautiful Kailani is the perfect representation of our design expertise when working with a tight space. A Lanikai townhouse in original condition, Beautiful Kailani was fully upgraded to reflect a sophisticated, modern style all while maintaining a casual, beachy vibe in a small space.
Cork flooring is a wonderful green product that’s soft under foot, hypoallergenic, lightweight, and renewable.
Not to mention, it looks beautiful throughout the home!
After installing a pedestal sink near the shower to create additional space, we then added extra storage options above the toilet.
Once we completed the remodel, our team at Archipelago Hawaii was lucky enough to furnish this gorgeous townhouse! In the dining area we added custom dining chairs by Window World HI, and selected a stunning dining table base and topped it with the homeowners’ original glass top. Indich rugs pulled together the dining and living room spaces, which we complimented with a large sectional sofa. The owners of Beautiful Kailani have an extensive art collection, and the addition of their art pieces throughout the home truly brings out the space’s personality.
Beautiful Kailani is a remarkable project that stands out to us as we close out this year. In a small home, it’s important to maintain a balance of taking advantage of a space and avoiding clutter. With Beautiful Kailani, we believe we achieved the perfect balance, all while exhibiting the home’s functionality and sophistication!
As one of our in-progress homes, Ewa-lution is a stunning interior furnishings project that we’re having a wonderful time designing! Both the homeowners are doctors, and have owned the same furniture since before they attended medical school. After purchasing this new home, they also wanted to have it designed professionally. Open to new ideas and not afraid of a little color, our homeowners are making our jobs incredibly enjoyable!
Our homeowners fell in love with Monstera, one of Tiare’s favorite patterns, which they chose in a fun color combination – teal and lime green with a camel-colored accent.
After bringing in a custom-sized runner for the entry hallway, we then selected a beautiful teal sectional and a large round swivel chair in a camel-colored fabric for design consistency. The accent pillows pull the design together, effortlessly combining the mix of colors. Even the coffee table, doubling as an ottoman, was custom-made to fit perfectly with the sectional in an espresso stain to balance the counter stool finish in the kitchen.
We encountered a challenge with the great room finish selections. The homeowners didn’t like the wood tone of their kitchen which is a very prominent part of the great room. Normally, we would carry a similar wood tone into the rest of the space. We decided to add a driftwood finish in the dining room table and buffet as well as the living room entertainment center cabinet. We then reupholstered their existing espresso stained counter stools, covering the backs with a light green vinyl. Parsons chairs were slipcovered in a beautiful aqua tone to soften the space and balance out the dark wood.
We changed out the decorative lighting throughout the living room, incorporating a stunning lighting fixture into the space: a hand-blown, aqua-blue glass fixture with globes at varied lengths.
This exceptional detail added a touch of drama as well as some much needed lighting.
One of our favorite parts about the Ewa-lution project is that we’re able to incorporate the homeowners’ existing pieces and materials into a brand new space. We can’t wait to see the end result.