Online E-Design, A Fresh Kitchen Reveal Out West

There are times when you need a design professional in your home, but there are some situations where an online e-design consultation may be just what you need to work through an interior design project.  Yesterday I met with a former online e-design client who is now working with her father on building a few homes outside of Nashville.  For this home, they needed a high-end color palette and a consultation on everything from architectural features, countertops, wood stains, and light fixtures.  I met her at the site and spent several hours helping her plan the finishes of the home in progress.  You may remember the befores and afters of her previous home.

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online paint color and  e-design consultation

Last week, I received some photos from another online e-design client.   We’ve worked on several rooms of her house over the last year or two.  She completed her kitchen makeover and wanted to show me how it turned out.  Here’s the before of her fairly standard kitchen:

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before online consultation

Below is the new and improved version of her kitchen, with Walker Zanger mosaic backsplash tile, fabulous glass pendants, wood laminate flooring, and a reworked island painted in Benjamin Moore Intrigue.  The counter is Caesarstone in London Grey.   The cabinets are not new – just another example of how painting the cabinets can freshen up a kitchen!

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Her latest news is that her family might be moving to another state, and she may be calling on me to help with her next place. That’s something that’s possible if you are working with a design professional online. If you need help with paint colors and/or interior design, schedule your online e- design appointment with [email protected] before I’m booked up for the summer.  Stay tuned for my next post – more secrets and tips from Allison’s kitchen!

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13 thoughts on “Online E-Design, A Fresh Kitchen Reveal Out West

    • Kristie Barnett says:

      Different kinds of color palettes have different effects in a space – even color placement can give a more “high-end” effect, if you know what you’re doing. Like certain furnishings can make a home look higher-end or more casual, specific colors and color combinations can do the same. A lot of it has to do with knowledge of trends, as well as a big dose of color psychology. As a paint color consultant, I know which colors and color placement can make a place appear dated vs. up-to-date, casual vs. sophisticated, playful vs. formal, and I craft custom color palettes that meet the needs/desires of the homeowner. Colors that are more complex and that change with the lighting (metameristic) tend to give a more sophisticated, high-end feel to a space.

  1. Angela says:

    Great job again! I love the color of the lower cabinets in the first photo and the results of the e-design make the kitchen look so much larger and brighter. I especially love the back splash and the island extension. Just so much more user friendly. Love it!

  2. Paula Van Hoogen says:

    Congratulations Kristie on being “Booked up for the summer”!!! Your efforts online and in your local paper, local events,etc. have really paid off! I’m excited for you!

  3. Jessica Johnson says:

    Looove the reveal of this e-design kitchen! Amazing!! Totally drooling over her backsplash and pendants! Loving the paint colors and countertops too!!! Another fabulous job well done! I can say from experiencing both an e-design consult and an on-site consult with Kristie, and reaping the benefits of both, take her anyway you can get her!!!! :)))

  4. Peter Evans says:

    Ordinarily I love most of what you do. But this?
    The ‘before’ was obvious. Done a million times in homes $120k to $250k. It had a warm feel and now so much white. Snow blindness and constant cleaning. Then you lengthen the island with ugly pillars. I’d have to know the price range of house to know if wood floor was feasible. The tile was a little harsh. Then you upgrade kitchen appliances significantly. Hopefully builder doesn’t go bankrupt.
    Just my opinion as a decorative artist.

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