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The Perfect Green Kitchen

Green cabinetry is still on the rise. Sarah Sherman Samuel even named the hue one of her current favorites for 2022. For those planning a renovation, whether it be a full-blown kitchen update, master bathroom re-do, or a double-duty laundry refresh, consider calming sage, vibrant chard, or forest green. 

For Oak Design Project’s Kevin Bennert and Rachelle Lazzaro, a Pennsylvania project was an opportunity to swap mismatched cabinets and dark countertops for crisp whites and Semihandmade’s DIY Shaker fronts painted in Farrow & Ball’s Green Smoke

The Charming A-Frame

When it comes to cozy getaways, Melissa Coleman of The Faux Martha, has curated quite the spot. Located in northern Minnesota, her Airbnb, The Minnie Stuga, is a revamped 1970s A-frame she spotted online. While it had yellowy wooden cabinetry, laminate countertops and plywood slatting, Coleman knew she could bring the outside in (plus modern updates). 

After going through 50 shades of green, she chose Benjamin Moore’s Trailing Vines for her DIY Shaker cabinets, adding cedar cladding to match the rest of the home, and checkerboard flooring. 

Design and Photography by Melissa Coleman

The Tudor Refresh

For designer Anne Sage, a 1920s Tudor-style bungalow yielded the perfect history-inspired update. While the Los Angeles bathroom had beautiful arches, original tile and a built-in vanity, it was juxtaposed with dated linoleum from a prior renovation.

The homeowner, a historic preservationist, worked with Sage to capture a dreamy Art Noveau/Art Deco retreat with a dusty pink palette, two-toned tile from Fireclay, brass Rejuvenation hardware, and BOXI Oat Slab cabinets.

Design by Anne Sage; Photography by Monica Wang

The Renter-Friendly Re-do

For Chicago-based renovator Kim Vargo of Yellow Brick Home, two boring rental units became an ideal canvas for a light, airy remodel. “Classic, but packed with modern function” was the basis for the concpet, which included stain- and scratch-resistant, black Formica countertops.

She then went for Semihandmade’s Impression Tahoe fronts to complement the re-finished maple floors, Semihandmade’s White Supermatte Slab fronts for upper cabinetry, Rejuvenation hardwareopen shelving, and panel-ready appliances.

The One With a Custom-ish Vanity

Uncomfortably tight dimensions was just one of the reasons a lifestyle photographer and her husband envisioned a new layout for their primary bathroom. They swapped outdated finishes like oak cabinets for a more modern, neutral look.

The couple’s new vanity is two IKEA Godmorgon units combined to act as one and hung at 36 inches to accomodate their tall statures. A custom concrete countertop, brass pulls, Semihandmade’s Impression Tahoe fronts, and integrated sinks finish-off the look, while a large shower and free-standing tub are a welcomed addition to the once highly claustrophobic space.

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Design and Photography by Rennai Hoefer

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