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Jared and Carla Bellard

Lafayette

What did you feel was important in the kitchen of your recently built home?
Carla: Our home has an open floor plan, so I felt the color scheme should be neutral, which I did with the cabinets, painted a cream with brown antiquing. To make the island stand out but still remain neutral, I used a sage green that also has an antiqued finish.

How do the tiles work in this scenario?
Carla: There needed to be a pop, so I accomplished this with the rectangular finger tiles that show varying shades of brown. The half-inch tiles set in picture frames in the back of the stove and the sink are seen from the living room, and that looks really nice. United Tile of Lafayette LLC is where the tiles were purchased.

How else did you make your kitchen more attractive when viewed from the living area?
Carla: What shows is the raised part of the island with my bar stools but not the part that is lower in the kitchen area. My microwave is incorporated in this part of the island, so that takes it out of the visual, too. The corbels on the higher side were a nice decorative addition.

What materials are your floors and countertops made from?
Carla: My countertops are granite in coordinating hues while my floors are 24-by-24-inch amber-colored porcelain tiles laid in a 45-degree diamond pattern.

What thought process brought about the cabinet section with the clear glass-paneled doors?
Carla: I wanted to add a piece of furniture there, but my designer, Christi Latour of Latour Interior Design LLC, suggested we just add this instead to show some of the nice decorative items I had. She was a great help in my selection of everything you see in our kitchen.

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