Kitchen Makeover in Spring Colors

Decorating Den designer Joan Suzio, LEED, AP, started out thinking she was just helping touch-up a dated kitchen; but one thing led to another, and a major kitchen overall completely turned the space around.
By: Barbara Ballinger and Keri Sanders
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Photo By: Norman Sizemore / Mary Beth Price

Photo By: Norman Sizemore / Mary Beth Price

Photo By: Norman Sizemore / Mary Beth Price

Outdated Before

Before the makeover, this kitchen was dark and dated, with a floral wallpaper that overpowered the space.

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New and Improved

After the remodel, this transitional kitchen feels more open. Overpowering floral wallpaper was replaced with a charming floral valance, and two decorative pendant lights act as the focal point above the new island.

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Dark and Dreary

Too many patterns overwhelm this cozy space, and the dark colors only make the room feel smaller.

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Spring Green Breakfast Nook

In the updated breakfast nook, green upholstered chairs match the perkiness of the spring green walls. A large hutch is used for storage and to display a few favorite pieces.

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Countertop Catastrophe

Dark green countertops and bright white cabinets don’t blend well in this much-used space.

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Relaxing Shades

New countertops and creamy gray cabinets blend beautifully, giving off a calm, relaxed feel in this remodeled kitchen. A geometric wall tile design breaks up the backsplash.

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