Ship Shape: Simple upgrades for your kitchen + nautical trends to try now
Discover how to use your space efficiently and get the most out of your kitchen size.
This 1940s Spanish home in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles wasn’t always this bright and cheerfully modern. When the young homeowner found
an opportunity to redo a room in the house, her first choice was the
kitchen. That’s when Caitlin Murray of Black Lacquer Design stepped in.
The existing kitchen was dark and enclosed, with two small windows and a wall separating it from the dining room. Caitlin replaced one of the small windows
with glass French doors that lead to the backyard, allowing natural light to enter and help brighten the kitchen. The blackand-white Mediterranean
cement tile is bold and balances the solid-colored
kitchen with pattern.
When choosing the
materials, it’s best to pick patterns that don’t distract from