Southern Highlands Downstairs Design Mix July 16, 2018 By Stacey Ranieri Full Kitchen View AfterFull view, from the family room, of the kitchen. The large, extended island has plenty of prep space, vegetable sink and seating for 4-6 all in one. White gooseneck faucets and components are a fresh alternative to brushed nickel. The expansive kitchen features white, raised panel cabinets with glass front uppers to give plenty of storage and display options. Black and white granite brings depth and plays well off of the glam chandelier and pendant lights. Replacing the old window, at the nook area, with a 4 panel slider showers the room with natural light. Wolf and Sub Zero appliances and built in wine cooler complete this dream kitchen.Farmhouse Sink and Bar ViewThe Kohler cast iron farmhouse sink is large enough to clean even a Le Cruset dutch oven goosepot with ease. Simple, modern, white gooseneck faucet and sink components are sleek a step away from brushed nickel. The bar continues with the same materials from the kitchen with beaded pendant lights to incorporate a little glam.Peninsula View BeforeAppliance wallThe Wolf range and hood, microwave, warming drawer and pantry wallAppliance Wall BeforeView From the PeninsulaBuilt in Wine CoolerBar Area AfterThe kitchen, family room and bar area focus on modern elements with a splash of glam. We left the, previously earth toned, stacked stone walls but painted them white to blend with the new, modern feel. Granite countertops, glass front white cabinets, and the sparkly, glass mosaic tile backsplash match the kitchen. The beaded pendant lights t add a little more glam.Bar Area Before4 Panel Slider Wall AfterThe new 4 panel sliding glass door allows light to flood into the kitchen. When the large, panel doors are open it brings the outside in, yet screens keep bugs and critters out. Previously, the window with stained brown shutters, made the area very dark.Slider Wall BeforeTiled Curved Staircase WallTiling the curved staircase wall, leading into the kitchen, with the same mosaic glass sheet tile as the kitchen backsplash, is a subtle, yet stunning, accent to the home. The flooring in the entry, formal rooms and office is a high gloss marble look porcelain tile. The homeowner changed their spindles to wrought iron and stained the banister a deep espresso. The wall tile, continued from the kitchen backsplash, is Taveuni Brick Glass Mosaic from Floor and DecorTiled Entry Shelves AfterEntry Shelves BeforeMarble Tile Wall in the OfficeTiling walls is fast becoming a popular design choice. The office wall, with marble 12x12 tiles, brings warmth in the traditional portion of the home. We installed the TV mount, then installed tile butting up to it, so all that will be seen is tile, no matter what angle the TV is turned. Glass and metal wall sconces give another option besides the oil rubbed bronze chandelier.Custom Iron WorkThe custom wrought iron piece was fabricated to fit the opening between the office and the formal living room. The homeowner wanted some privacy, and a focal point, without closing the space. The high gloss marble look porcelain tile flows into the office as well.