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Iggie and Tia Castille

Lafayette

Were there some features you knew you wanted in your kitchen prior to building your home?
Tia: Although Crissy Greene of Elle Design & Décor LLC in Lafayette helped me in selection of color shades, material textures and more, I was definite about the cabinets being white, having antique pine floors in a dark stain and that there would be a double-freezer fridge.

How did your family size affect your kitchen design?
Tia: My husband and I have four children, so seating around the island was important for daily use. We also offset the round dining table nearby for convenience. Using white fabrics to upholster the chairs seems impractical, but they have all been fiber-sealed. I like the way the white contrasts with the dark flooring.

Was there anything else you incorporated in your kitchen that added to its function or looks?
Tia: Having a pot faucet installed in the back of the stove has been a real help when cooking gumbos and soups. Also the cabinet above the second island that separates the keeping room from the kitchen has glass doors on both sides. It takes the place of a china cabinet in displaying my nice crystal, pewter and porcelain pieces. Another decorative feature involves the bottoms of the cabinets, which have legs like furniture would. I especially like how that looks.

Is there a certain style you feel your kitchen exhibits?
Tia: We’re beach-lovers, so I was inspired by years of going to Seaside and Rosemary Beach in Florida, making “coastal” the best way to identify it.

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