Part 2. A Total Kitchen Remodel- The “Beachy” Inspiration!

by Katie on March 27, 2011

 I divided my “A Total Kitchen Remodel” post into two parts because I absolutely love this kitchen, and in all honesty, wanted to showcase my work first because this kitchen (in my opinion) is so pretty. I certainly did not want it to overshadow my work!!  The pictures below of this spectacular space showcase the muse that inspired the design of my mother’s kitchen total remodel! I just love the beachy, peaceful feel radiating from this space.  The magazine described the color palate as “sea-salt color swirls”. My mother always clamored to scrape her 1980’s dated, claustrophobic space and create a modern, adventurous kitchen the envy of the entire neighborhood. One day in 2008, while flipping through the pages of various interior design magazines at her local grocery store, she discovered the inspiration she had been seeking for so long! It was this kitchen in the February 2008 issue of Kitchen and Bath Ideas Magazine that got her wheels spinning and pushed her to undertake the redesign. This amazing kitchen was in a show-house called Beachhurst Mansion, a mid 19th-centuryseaside cottage located on the North Shore of Massachusetts  (about 18 miles north of Boston). This beauty was designed by interior designer Steve Watson of Steve Watson Interior Design www.swidesign.comand Sheila Whalen of Timeless Interiors   

Beachhurst Mansion


Beachhust Mansion


Beachhurst Mansion

Here are some before pictures of Beachhurst Mansion kitchen remodel. Pretty dramatic transformation!  

Beachhurst Mansion - Before kitchen remodel

Beachhurst Mansion – Before kitchen remodel

In my research for this post, I had the privilege of speaking with Steve Watson, one of the wonderful designers on this project. I am so appreciative that he took the time in sending the pictures of this beautiful kitchen that he and Sheila Whalen designed.  

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jared Fleischer March 29, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I think you did an amazing job capturing the essence and creativity of this kitchen while putting you own fabulous touch and personalization into your mother’s kitchen. Great job!!


Jen and Jake March 29, 2011 at 6:53 pm

You did a fabulous job on this one! Love the backsplash and the cabinetry.


Katie March 30, 2011 at 10:35 am

Thanks so much! I think it turned out pretty great! I know she has been very happy with it!


Jill Wyatt March 30, 2011 at 9:59 am

Hi Katie,
My name is Jill. I went to Lindenwood with Jared. First of all, you have the sweetest husband. Secondly, your design style is amazing!!! The work you did in your mom’s kitchen is gorgeous! I love it so much, I want it to be my own. If I had the money, I would hire you in a heart beat to come help me redo my kitchen in St. Louis. If you are ever in the mood to do a charity kitchen feel free to do whatever you want to my house! :). Just wanted to say I am excited to continue to follow your blog and I love your work!


Katie March 30, 2011 at 10:42 am

Hi Jill,
Wow, it’s so great to meet old college friends of Jared’s! Thanks so much for your kind words on my mom’s kitchen! It was a great project to work on and she is happy with the outcome! I truly appreciate you tuning in to my blog! And, yes any time I’m ever in St. Louis I would be happy to do a little “pro bono” work for you!


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