Goin' Back to Glen Arbor

Thursday, August 15, 2013

As most of you readers know, this blog has followed me through the renovation of our house in LA on Glen Arbor and now our house here in NJ.  One of the things I never got around to doing in LA was the kitchen.  There was so much potential with the 1940's glass front cabinets and the vintage stove.  Before we left, we slapped on a coat of white paint and changed the hardware to freshen it up. But I'd always had plans to paint them a dark color, put in new counters, rip out the tile floors to expose the concrete as we had in the family room, and add a window seat.  If you recall, here are the photos from our house sale (of course the fish eye lens helps):

Well, luckily we sold the house to a great couple and their vision was pretty much on par with what I had planned (not that it really would have mattered if it wasn't). The new homeowners revamped the cabinets in a hunter green, put in new subway tile backsplashes and carrara counters and added a stainless hood.  The did exactly what I had hoped with the floors and added a super fun rug to complement the space.  Don't you love the result? 


  1. Hi! I came over from handmade savvy Saturday and this is beautiful! I love the floors! I wish our home's previous owners didn't paint our basement concrete floors because I love the way they look here.

  2. Ooohhhh LOVE!!!
    I'd love to know where they got the white cararra top round table. I need one of those:)

  3. How fun that your vision came to life after you left. It's absolutely stunning!