Secrets Behind Southeastern Showhouse’s Kitchen!

Traditional blue kitchen with pendants, brass hardware, plates, rug Shaker cabinet - Design Galleria

The inspiring blue and white traditional style kitchen
in the 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse
I blogged about 6 months ago
made such an indelible impression on readers of
Hello Lovely, (YOU PINNED LIKE MAD!)
that I continue to be flooded
with emails asking for more particulars on
the showstopping kitchen and dining area
designed by Matthew Quinn of Design Galleria
and decorated by Lauren DeLoach Interiors.

Stunning blue and white traditional kitchen in 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

I caught up with Lauren DeLoach recently to score
decor SECRETS behind this project and the key
ingredients involved in its creation.

What were the design objectives for the kitchen and pantry?
We wanted to create a cozy, proportional kitchen. This home has a ton of old character and classic details. The kitchen needed to fit in without standing out in scale, if that makes sense? As boring as it may sound, functionality was our main objective. Matthew is the master at making a place for everything. That butlers’ pantry has lots of storage and even a full size freezer and dishwasher.

What inspired that divine color palette?
We preferred a color other than white. Blue is the homeowner’s favorite color. The Farrow & Ball ‘Light Blue’ that we settled on works as almost a neutral in the space. Matthew Quinn and I loved the idea of using brass accents with the light blue. Something you may not be able to see from photos- the paint is brushed on the cabinets. We all felt this made the kitchen feel more a part of the original house- like cabinetry that had been painted many times over the years!

Can you give us all the insider details about the details!?!

>The PAINT COLORS…Sherwin William ALABASTER on walls; Farrow & Ball LIGHT BLUE on cabinetry

>The RANGE HOOD…isn’t it dreamy??? The main material is a burnished brass. The strapping is hammered polished brass.

>The PLATES ON WALL NEAR THE FARM SINK are antique Ridgeway plates I found at Interiors Market in Atlanta. I have never seen any like it…and I’m constantly shopping antique china. They were the exact shade of the cabinet color so I think they were meant to be there. Fortunately, the homeowner purchased them and they are still hanging next to the sink.

>The TILE IN THE BUTLERS PANTRY was custom Through Renaissance Tile. We loved the handmade quality. And tying the light blue and cream, together with the darker blue color of those cabinets made it a very cozy space. T

>The BREAKFAST ROOM…Yong Pak, the architect had drawn those lovely niches with plate ledges, and I’m a sucker for plates on the wall! I decided that painting the back wall the same color as the kitchen would really unify the two spaces.

>The BANQUETTE…I worked with a local company to design the banquette using recycled leather for the seat and a fabulous Cowtan & Tout Buffalo Check for the back.

>The BRASS NAILHEAD DETAIL…During a meeting with them, the fabric panel around the round window just popped into my head and that wonderful flower brass nailhead detail was born! I love how that pulls the brass elements from the kitchen subtly into the space.

>The DRAPES…I used more Cowtan & Tout fabric for the draperies on both the french doors outside and the cased opening opposite so the breakfast area is flanked by fabric. I’m a big believer that drapes make the space!

>The ANTIQUE CREAMWARE was loaned to me from Interiors Market. I personally collect reticulated basketweave creamware like the pieces I used. I thought it seemed so graphic against the blue wall. I just love it and was so fortunate to be able to use so many fine pieces!

>The DINING FURNITURE…The antique table and chairs just suited the space. I prefer to use antiques as much as possible in my designs for the sense of history they bring to a space. The table felt like it could have been a family piece that was passed from generation to generation.

How would you describe the mood of the kitchen experienced in person?

I think the mood of the space is light yet elegant. It feels refined without feeling stuffy.  I love that balance! That balance makes everyone feel comfortable in the space and you wanted to linger. 

What guiding principles for creating a timeless space inform the project?

-Cross-reference some elements of your design- repeat a color or pattern or metal finish.

-More is more when it comes to fabric in a room. Drapes and pillows make the space!

-Antiques. Always and forever. Don’t be afraid to use them! Your grandmother would want you to!! 

Thank you so much for the inside scoop, Lauren!!

*****

Project: Kitchen in 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens
Design: Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio
Lauren DeLoach Interiors
Images: Atlanta HomesDesign Indulgence, Southern Hospitality, Pinterest, Instagram

Kitchen Resources: PAINT COLOR Farrow & Ball Light Blue CABINETRY AND KITCHEN BACKSPLASH Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio HARDWARE Matthew Quinn Collection COUNTERTOPS Levantina, fabricated by Construction Resources SINKS & FAUCETS Rohl TILE Renaissance Tile & Bath RANGE, WARMING DRAWER, STEAM OVEN & HOOD Wolf REFRIGERATOR Sub-Zero DISHWASHER Asko LIGHTING Circa RUG Moattar INSERTS Rev-a-Shelf

Dining Area Resources: RUG Moattar CREAMWARE Interiors Market MONOGRAMMED LINENS Custom through Gramercy Home GOBLETS AND BUD VASES Erika Reade Ltd. CUSTOM BANQUETTE AND WINDOW WALL Bjork Studio ALL FABRICS Cowtan & Tout LIGHTING Circa Lighting

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AND THE MAGICAL BLUE PAINT HAND-BRUSHED ON THE CABINETRY IS…

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Farrow & Ball Light Blue

 

Stunning blue and white traditional kitchen in 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

Farm sink with arch window in blue and white traditional kitchen in 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

Brass range hood over Wolf range in kitchen in 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

Stunning blue and white traditional kitchen in 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

Light blue painted cabinets in kitchen in 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

Blue plates hung on wall near sink in kitchen of 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

Backsplash detail in traditional blue and white kitchen in Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

 

Round window and tile backsplash in blue and white traditional kitchen in Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

Detail of backsplash and blue painted cabinetry in traditional kitchen with brass hardware

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

Linen roman shade with blue and cream embroidered detail in kitchen of Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

Butler pantry in blue and white traditional kitchen in 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

 

Stunning blue and white traditional kitchen in 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

 Stunning blue and white traditional kitchen in 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta Stunning blue and white traditional kitchen in 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

Stunning blue and white traditional kitchen in 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

#Farmsink with #archwindow in blue and white #traditionalkitchen in Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens 2017

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

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Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

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Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

#waterfallisland in #lightblue #kitchendesign with #farmsink and #archwindow in Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

#ShakerCabinets painted #farrowandball #lightblue with #brasshardware in #traditionalkitchen

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

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Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

#beadboardwall in family room next to kitchen in #southeasternshowhouse

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

Blue and white #breakfastroom with fabric upholstered wall, brass nailhead trim, and banquette

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

Stunning blue and white checks in breakfast area in kitchen in 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

Stunning blue and white checks in breakfast area in kitchen in 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

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Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

Lace creamware plates on blue painted shelves in traditional kitchen at Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

Blue and white checks on banquette and vintage table in breakfast room of Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

Detail of blue and white check upholstered wall with nail head detail and round window

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

Blue and white check upolstered wall and banquette in traditional kitchen

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

Stunning built-in blue painted shelves with lace creamware plates and banquette

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

Blue and white check banquette in breakfast area with built-in shelves

Traditional Interior Design Inspiration: Light Blue Kitchen

Inspiring me in this traditional kitchen design:

Lauren DeLoach!
Farrow & Ball Light Blue paint
Brushed on paint for the cabinetry
Hammered brass cabinet hardware
Farm sink
Arched window above sink
Banquette with built-in shelves
Buffalo check upholstery and lace creamware plates
Nailhead detail at round window in dining area
Waterfall style marble island
Brass range hood

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What’s inspiring you in this gorgeous kitchen?

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19 Comments

  1. October 30, 2017 / 9:34 am

    This home is so fine! I loved getting the scoop on all the design details. I’m inspired by the color – it speaks peacefulness and elegance. That’s a beautiful way to live!

    • michele
      Author
      October 30, 2017 / 2:18 pm

      I so agree. It has a tranquility and softness about it that doesn’t feel too precious. I could live in that kitchen!

  2. Katharine
    October 30, 2017 / 11:38 am

    do you have any information on the pottery hanging by the kitchen sink? It almost looks like grey majolica! It’s beautiful!

    • michele
      Author
      October 30, 2017 / 2:17 pm

      We’re all obsessed with these dishes! I’ll let Lauren chime in…

    • Lauren DeLoach
      October 30, 2017 / 3:12 pm

      Those plates are antique Ridgeway plates I found at Interiors Market in Atlanta. I have never seen any like it…and I’m constantly shopping antique china. They were the exact shade of the cabinet color so I think they were meant to be there. Fortunately, the homeowner purchased them and they are still hanging next to the sink. 🙂

      • michele
        Author
        October 30, 2017 / 3:30 pm

        Thanks, Lauren! What an amazing find!

      • Nancy Williams
        November 2, 2017 / 8:04 am

        Thank you, Lauren! Those plates are something sprecial! In fact, I’m in love with the entire space. I’ve collected every picture I can find!

        • michele
          Author
          November 2, 2017 / 9:08 am

          I can’t get enough of the kitchen either, Nancy. Thanks for reading. 🙂

  3. Nancy Williams
    October 30, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    I’m obsessed with this kitchen! Thank you so much for the details!

    One question….do you know anything about the plates by the kitchen sink?

    Nancy

    • michele
      Author
      October 30, 2017 / 2:17 pm

      Hi Nancy. Pretty sure they are antiques and may belong to the homeowner who this kitchen was created for! 🙂

  4. barbaa
    October 30, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    Any idea about the lamps over the island.

    • michele
      Author
      October 30, 2017 / 7:28 pm

      Yes – it’s in the post. Circa lighting is the source.

  5. Elizabeth
    November 9, 2017 / 7:20 am

    Hi Michele! Do you know the brand and color of white paint used in this gorgeous kitchen?

    • michele
      Author
      November 9, 2017 / 9:47 am

      Great question! I’m on it and will dig a little deeper. 🙂

    • michele
      Author
      November 9, 2017 / 6:06 pm

      Lauren DeLoach says the color is Sherwin Williams ALABASTER. Hope this helps! 🙂

  6. Sam
    November 14, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    Beautiful!!!! Where is the cabinet hardware from?

    • michele
      Author
      November 14, 2017 / 1:33 pm

      Hi Sam. It’s from the Matthew Quinn Collection. Matthew Quinn/Design Galleria in Atlanta did the kitchen with Lauren. 🙂

  7. Allison
    December 14, 2017 / 7:13 am

    Lovely kitchen. In some photos of this kitchen (here and online), the Wolf range knob bezels are brass. I see that as an option on the Wolf website – but you have to dig for it! Also, in a few pictures, the range handles also appear brass, but I cannot find this as an option. Do you have any information on the handles? Thank you.

    • michele
      Author
      December 14, 2017 / 9:40 am

      Hi Allison. Thanks so much for reading. The brass hood and hardware are custom creations from Design Galleria (Matthew Quinn). You may be able to secure more details by contacting them (designgalleria.net) 🙂

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