Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Inspired by Christopher Peacock!

Since my first post on Elements of Christopher Peacock Kitchen and the follow up posts, Lighting in a Peacock Kitchen and Hardware in a Peacock Kitchen; I get weekly emails from homeowners and decorators alike, asking more specific questions on how to achieve the look. My hat's off to Peacock and his wonderful classic design which resonates so strongly with people worldwide. Unfortunately, his kitchens are out the price range of many homeowners, so trying to create this look on a budget is more often the topic of the emails.
Last summer I received several emails from Interior Designer, Celeste Randolph of Los Altos, California. She was adding 1500 square feet to her 1950's ranch house and wanted the Peacock look with "chunky counters and flooded with natural light" We exchanged emails about sources, paint colors, hardware, marble, etc. She loved the Peacock look, but wanted to recreate it and stay with in her budget. Celeste recently sent on her finished renovation photos. As you can see, she is very talented and her kitchen renovation was a huge success.
Her attention to detail was outstanding. She left no stone unturned. Notice the moulding details, apron front sink, wood free standing island and gorgeous marble counters and backsplash. Celeste found some wonderful hardware. Also notice her interesting lighting over the windows flanking the stove. Neither are exact copies of Peacock, but they give her kitchen a more personal, chic style. Her kitchen, just like many of Peacock's, is classic and timeless, but also more personal, fresh and updated.
Of course Celeste's talent is not limited to kitchens. She also wanted a gorgeous Master bath too! Here Celeste's use of marble and light is breathtaking! I adore the herringbone marble floors, tub and wall tiles. And, isn't the chandelier fun?
Her choices of mirrors over the sinks and sconces are wonderful. And the window and the natural light really take my breath away. I also like how Celeste added the rather contemporary leaning mirror in the bath. It adds an interesting designer touch.
She also updated her living room with a warm, neutral palette.
Celeste did a fabulous job of recreating the classic Christopher Peacock style in both her kitchen and her master bath. To reach Celeste contact her at Ambiance Interiors in Palo Alto. Thanks Celeste, for sharing your fabulous renovation with us - we will be anxious to see more of your work in the future!
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32 comments:

  1. Wonderful job in creating beautiful and timeless rooms. Love the large mirror in the bathroom and the kitchen is stunning.

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  2. Wow, thanks so much for sharing this post. What a very clever lady Celeste is. She looks to have achieved everything she set out to, and with such expertise...wonderful!

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  3. What a great job of emulating the Peacock kitchen glamour.

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  5. Great spaces! Thanks for showing off her successes Gina. You will always be my go-to gal for all things Peacock and Peacock-inspired!

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  6. Wow- Beautiful kitchen, bathroom and living room. Noting looked "budget" to me. It is all so beautiful!

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  7. Woouw! This was an amazing job! And thanks to your help it is finished in a marvellous way!

    Greet

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  8. If you hadn't said otherwise, I never would have known this ISN'T a Peacock designed home - perfect, simply perfect!

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  9. Wow! Love the photos!! A beautiful home! Thank you for the inspiration!!

    Have a nice day!

    Hugs
    Anette:)

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  10. Beautiful, beautiful style and gorgeous kitchen. There is something so classic about the look of marble in a kitchen.

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  11. Great post. I too am a CP kitchen fan. There's so much to enjoy in a traditionally styled kitchen. They are the most expensive renovation/construction in a home, make it a classic and built to last.

    Celeste did an amazing job on her kitchen and bathroom. I really like the bath. It's just about perfect.

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  12. Great Pictures of the remodel! While I like so many styles I lean towards the clean traditional look.

    --KitchAnn

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  13. May I just say how pleased I am that I have found your blog? I have been reading through posts and am having such a lovely time... I have added you to my "Blogs I Adore" list. I look forward to your next post!
    xx
    Jolena

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  14. Absolutely beautiful! I love the kitchen, especially the sink.

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  15. Beautiful kitchen and I like the wall paint color paired with all that cool marble! Deborah

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  16. Celeste certainly kept hold of her vision & ran with it Gina, the results are fantastic! The ranch-style homes are notorious for their long skinny rooms with lots of windows & doors & are often a huge challenge, so I'm very impressed with the way she's configured the Sitting Room for maximum effect. Lots of great ideas here.
    Millie ^_^

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  17. I am currently building a home and am also trying to get the "Peacock look" in both my kitchen and master bathroom. Ive read and re-read your older Peacock posts dozens of times. Thanks for the additional inspiration photos, you're timing is perfect! I love the cabinet hardware she used, so beautiful! I love the bathroom paint color, do you know what she used? Also- I don't think I have the guts to use marble for my kitchen countertops, any suggestions that will help me achieve the look? I'm not a huge fan of the white Caesarstone- too white. I found a white granite that may work- have you seen something like this used?
    Thank you!

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  18. Jamie,
    Email me at willowdecormail@gmail.com.
    Thanks,
    Gina

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  20. Some of you wanted to know what color Celeste used in her bathroom. Here is her response:
    The paint color in the bathrooms is Kelly Moore Portland Whitbed - KM3922-1. I really love the color and she probably will too. It is a greige color. Pretty safe.
    Hope that helps!

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  21. Celeste kitchen is just beautiful!! Who makes the cabinet pulls on the white cabinets? They are so beautiful!!!!

    I have enjoyed your blog tremendously!!! Thanks a million!
    Tina G

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  22. Does anyone know what color stain was used on the island?

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  23. please tell us more about the products and colors. cabinet maker, stain/paint colors, faucet, sink. many of us read these blogs because we can't afford expensive designers. thanks.

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  24. Anonymous - Celeste shared the following info with us:
    Benjamin Moore decorator white on cabinets.

    Custom stain on island. Your painter can easily make some samples for you to choose.

    Sagatsune stainless pulls for kitchen.

    She did not let us know her cabinetmaker, but any good cabinetmaker could replicate them.

    Hope that helps!
    Gina

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  25. I'd love to know the paint colors in the living room and kitchen. Very soothing palate!

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  26. Did she ever mention where she got that amazing mirror in the bathroom?

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  27. where did u get the mirror in the bathroom?

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  28. I, too, would love to know what color is on the kitchen/living room walls!

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  29. I would love to know that color yellow used too. So beautiful and very talented!!!

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