Banquette Seating

Recently, we’ve incorporated banquette seating into three of our kitchen remodels, and we have to say, they are one of our favorite design elements! They are a great seating alternative for kitchens that have limited space and are in need of extra storage. Not to mention, they are comfortable and stylish!

So. . .  banquette or regular seating?  Which do you prefer?

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REVEAL: Our Lake Oswego Laundry Room Makeover

REVEAL: Our Lake Oswego Laundry Room Makeover

We are excited to announce that our Lake Oswego remodel has been completed and photographed! The owner of the home is a repeat client, who had us remodel her kitchen last year. For the second phase of her project we remodeled her upstairs master suite, as well as her main floor laundry room. This client loves color and unique design elements, so our goal was to make her laundry room feel funky and vibrant and ultimately, a space she would enjoy spending time in.

Here is a peak at the main floor laundry room, which features pops of coral & orange, Osborne and Little wallpaper, Caesarstone countertops, checkered marmoleum flooring, custom designed open-shelving, chunky crown molding, and a copper farm sink. Click Here to get the full tour of this remodel on our Houzz Page!

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Details

We always find joy in the details of a project. Whether it be fun tiling or wood paneling,

its the details that makes the difference.

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AMS Traditional Bathrooms

AMS Traditional Bathrooms

We love bringing traditional design into bathrooms. From beautiful tubs to pretty wallpaper, traditional design allows us to obsess over the small details that make a space unique. Here are a few of our own traditional bathroom designs!

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White on White West Hills Remodel

White on White West Hills Remodel

We are excited to share with you this west hills modern remodel that we recently completed. The remodel includes renovation of the kitchen and living room and master bedroom. The house has the most amazing views of Mount St. Helens so it was important for our clients that the remodel was clean and modern to really bring out the views in the kitchen and living room. Screen Shot 2014-01-31 at 4.45.59 PM

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We created visual interest and contrast by using varying shades of blue subway tile for the kitchen backsplash. The kitchen has cream speckled quartz counters, matte white cabinetry with stainless steel bar pulls and modern glass sphere lighting above the island.

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We added large windows to the existing master bedroom.

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View from the house of Mount St. Helens!

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How do you like your subway tile?

How do you like your subway tile?

We have always had a thing for subway tile. They are classic simple and versatile. They are one of the only tiles that allow us to get creative with different patterns, grout colors and size. All it takes is a darker grout or a herringbone pattern to completely change the style and look of a space. How do you like your subway tile?

 

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Dark grout paired with large subway tiles gives this bathroom a clean modern look.

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Herringbone is one of our favorite patterns when working with subway tile. It’s a feminine cost effective look that dresses up a backsplash.

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High gloss subway tile against light wood shelves and white cabinetry gives this kitchen a french country look.

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Dark grout between the tiles is an effective way to dress up a modern bathroom.

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What are your thoughts about large subway tiles? This kitchen achieves its modern look by using matte white large subway tiles.

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It’s amazing what a slight tint in grout color will do to a tiled bathroom. Its a beautiful way to create a contemporary traditional look.

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All of the images in this post are from various sources found on Pinterest. We love giving designers credit for their work so if you stumble across a photo by someone you know please let us know. 

 

Mid-Century Farmhouse Remodel

Mid-Century Farmhouse Remodel

Last year I was hired to update and remodel a 1950s mid-century style home designed by Van Evera Baily for Herbert Hoover’s sister.  The home is set on a beautiful hazelnut farm with views of the Willamete River. There is extensive use of natural wood throughout the home. The ceilings are built of cedar 2 x 6”s that are exposed on the vaulted interior ceiling. There is no ridge beam in the main living space, the 2 x 6” are interlocked to form the ridge structure. This is a signature feature of the architect’s homes. Other signature features are vaulted ceilings, large expenses of windows and sliding doors, all still original when my clients purchased the property.

My clients wanted to use the house as a weekend home. Their list of wants included a new kitchen, a new master bath, new lighting throughout the home and exterior living areas. The owners wanted comfortable furniture that fit in with the style of the house and could take lots of use, a pool table in the great room and several more intimate areas with fireplaces to relax in.

The owner owns an Italian restaurant and is a wonderful cook so it was important that the kitchen function very well and be able to comfortably handle their large family. We opened the kitchen ceiling and the wall into the great room to make the space open. During demo we discovered triangular windows that we incorporated into the design. The main features of the combined kitchen family room area are a large island with lots of seating and a bar and wine rack that frames the opening into the Great Room.

  

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Wrapping Up the Holidays with a Little Inspiration

Wrapping Up the Holidays with a Little Inspiration

Everyone at Ann McCulloch Studio wishes you a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays.  As designers, we treat wrapping presents as a perfect excuse to craft. After a long month of shopping and wrapping, we thought it would be fun to reflect back on some of our favorite gift wrapping inspirations this year. Use these ideas to stay inspired for upcoming projects in 2014!

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(Please note that all of the images used in this post were found from different sources on the web)

A Visit From The Rug Company

A Visit From The Rug Company

Last week we spent the morning with a lovely rep from The Rug Company who brought us some beautiful samples of their newest rugs. The best part about these high quality rugs is that they are hand knotted, making it possible to remove stains. How fun would it be to make a stair runner out of the blue and white Ikat rug?!