The kitchen's color palette is like a muted Monet painting; in a true artistic effort, Shemchuk and Farley custom-mixed the floor stain and several paints.
A symphony of cool pastels ― robin's egg-blue walls, smoky lilac cabinets ― infuses the home with fresh colors.
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Resources: White 3- by 6-inch field tile by B&W Tile. Rolling island designed by Artdecor (510/527-3904) and fabricated by Mark Turpin (510/469-6784). GE Profile CustomStyle side-by-side refrigerator in stainless steel ( www.geappliances.com or 800/626-2005). Vertical-grain ash cabinets designed by Artdecor. Cabinet hardware from Häfele (800/423-3531). Bianco Carrara marble countertops from Creative Stoneworks (510/428-2202).