Houzz Call – Sharing Great Wellborn Cabinet Designs we find on Houzz.
Each week we love to spend time on Houzz (probably more time than we should) but every time we find a new design or project featuring our cabinetry and we are in awe of the unbelievably talented designers who specify Wellborn!!! We salute & appreciate your talents and continued support by sharing your work on our social sites as well! So Enjoy!
This week’s Houzz Call is by Coast Design Kitchen & Bath Mobile, AL, US
Downtown Mobile, Alabama Historic Home Kitchen Remodel
Listed on the National Register of Historic Homes, this home is one of the “twins” or les Jemuelles as they are known. It was built in the late 1800’s and is located in the De Tonti Square Historic District in downtown Mobile, Alabama. Coast Design Kitchen & Bath designed and installed this remodeled kitchen in May 2013.
Cabinetry featured is from our Estate Custom Collection. The cabinet door style is Melrose Maple with our Pebble Java Finish.
Photos by Jessica Henderson
As a Family Owned and American Made company for over 52 years, Wellborn Cabinet is proud to announce its partnership with Southern Living and This Old House on the All American Cottage.
Inspired by the nationwide groundswell of interest in American-made products, Southern Living and This Old House are joining forces with Wellborn Cabinet, Cabinets & Tops of the Upstate and Dillard-Jones Builders to construct an All-American Cottage.
Located in the quintessential southern community of Verdae in Greenville, South Carolina, The All-American Cottage will be a stunning showcase and testimony to the ingenuity and quality craftsmanship of products made in the U.S.A.
We are excited to share with you an interview and the photo tour that is currently on Southern Living’s Website. Enjoy!
MEET THE BUILDER – WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BUILD ALL-AMERICAN?
As a former manufacturing guy, I’ve seen first-hand the results of taking a raw material to a finished product that is sold on the open market. Manufacturing means jobs, and a lot of them. After almost a decade in the custom home building industry, I have seen a decline in U.S. construction jobs–a lot of it due to the use of materials and products made somewhere other than the United States. When I saw the news coverage on Montana home builder Anders Lewendal and his commitment to build a home with materials made in the USA, I was inspired to try it myself, especially after reading that the use of just 5% of USA-made materials in the construction of a new home means 220,000 jobs.
WHAT’S THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE DESIGN?
Our goal was to create smaller open floor plans with a strong focus on outdoor living areas. We have done this, in part, by taking cues from what we see as emerging new trends in plan design. Our designs include a focus on a spa-like master shower and no tub, and casual dining instead of formal rooms.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE FEATURES THAT MAKE THIS COTTAGE SPECIAL?
This home has great windows bringing in as much light as possible into the main living spaces. A variety of outdoor living areas expand the living space and 10′ ceilings in the main level help create an even larger feel.
All-American Photo Tour
In true All-American style, the Cottage features board-and-batten style shutters from Southern Traditions Window Fashions of Greenville, SC and custom made locally in Fountain Inn, SC. Adding to the authenticity and true southern touch of the shutters is the hand crafted shutter hinges and holdbacks by The Heirloom Companies of Campobello, SC.
The alley-style master bathroom beams an expansive walk-in shower and neutral colored cabinets and countertops that connect together for a crisp and clean feel. Cabinets are made and sourced in the USA by Wellborn Cabinet of Ashland, AL and Corian Counterops.
The interior of the All American Cottage features LP SmartSide panels, one of the fastest growing brands of interior and exterior siding in America.
You truly have to see this wall treatment in person – it is simple style.
From mountain to rock to countertops, the crisp granite pairs nicely with the subway style tiling and Wellborn Cabinets of the Kitchen. Sourced from a fittingly named city, the countertops were procured from Stone Mountain Ga and installed by Carolina Foothills Studio of Travelers Rest, SC.
The kitchen of the All American Cottage features Monterey Style Maple cabinets in Glacier Pewter Finish provided by Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. of Ashland, Alabama and Made In USA stainless appliances from Dacor.
Again, we are truly proud to be part of a great All-American project and working with such great companies and sponsors!
Excerpt from: KBIS 2013: What’s Hot In Kitchens
If you saw Kayla’s bathroom trends post then you know that we recently spent a few days in the Big Easy for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show checking out the hottest new products before they hit shelves. Trendspotting at a trade show is always fun but unlike other shows we attend where design is the only focus, kitchens and baths are spaces where form and function are equally important so technology is key. If you’re in the market for a new kitchen, or just thinking about a few upgrades, here are the freshest trends/technologies to make your kitchen really cook!
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Hello, everyone! It’s Mari from Arcadian Home blog, a wonderful online place to find lots of decor inspirations. I’m so happy to be here visiting Wellborn’s blog, That’s My Style, to share a guest post about color. In addition to lots of color, in the images we’ve chosen, you’ll also see some cool contemporary lamps, floor coverings and much more.
Recently, the folks here at Wellborn did a post they called “Our Emerald ‘Color of the Year’ Tribute. That inspired us to go a bit further with “Beyond Emerald: Interior Colors” to share some of the lovely hues that are inspiring us right now. Please enjoy!
What a beautiful bedroom this is—dressed in pure white and verdant green. It’s so fresh and exciting with lots of crisp detailing on the bed.
Here, chartreuse is the color star in a white living space filled with light. I love the great mix of seating in this room and the intriguing wall of art.
Right now, we’re seeing more and more handsome interior designs with dark walls like this living room enveloped in deep green.
In 2011, Honeysuckle Pink was named Pantone‘s Color of the Year and remains a favorite for many of us who love pinks in general and this one in particular. The space above uses Honeysuckle to great effect. The slipper chairs are chic pink perfection while the same hue is seen again in the entry hall beyond—on wallpaper and the pretty little foyer light.
Wide splashes of pink are not for everyone. Here a pale room inspired by Benjamin Moore‘s Lemon Sorbet gets little pops of Honeysuckle. It’s a lovely look, don’t you think?
That soft yellow hue is pulled into a traditional bedroom as an accent to Color Marketing Group‘s 2013 Color of the Year called RE-BLUED—a great pairing.
I’m fascinated by watery blues, especially dark moody tones like the one chosen for the upholstery on this modern tufted headboard—a compelling and sophisticated color
No matter what the color trends are at the moment, white is always in favor. Here, a stunning canopy bed with deeply tufted tall headboard is lovely in white with touches of pale gray. Wouldn’t this space be perfect for a weekend breakfast in bed? Perhaps served on contemporary decorative trays? Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
What do you think of these emerald spaces? Leave us your thoughts below and be sure to visit our website for more beautiful home decor, lighting, and interior ideas!
Before we dive into our Design Contest Winner post for this week – I wanted to recap and highlight some key elements to remember about our design contest and the wonderful extras that can come from winning – not just the money – even though that is pretty awesome too!!!
Our Yearly Design Contest has several different categories; Large Kitchen, Small Kitchen, Bath and Other Rooms – you can pretty much enter any space designed with Wellborn Cabinets. Each category has to follow the same guidelines for submission and design guidelines for the spaces that are being designed.
To me one of the greatest aspects about our design contest is the professional exposure that you as a designer can gain by simply entering your design work. Your winning designs could be featured in all of our marketing efforts; publications, websites, advertising, training, and social media. With the digital world we now live in – – – your work could be visible on a “global platform”!
So remember that when you are designing and building your portfolio consider entering your designs – you never know – you could be a “Wellborn Design Contest Winner” too!
Now it’s time to learn about Maggie Burns and the “Opportunities” she faced in designing for the Terry Family. So enjoy her design story.
Opportunity: How to integrate the awkward corner space left over after building on a new family room addition. A home addition provided the client and his family more space to entertain and relax in. However, the rear of the existing home, when opened up to the new space, became an awkward pass through.It was too small for a furniture seating group, but too large to waste as a hallway.
The solution was to build an entertainment bar, which would enhance entertaining, and highlight the space as a point of interest. We nestled cabinetry into the angle of the corner, and designed a radius bar that would curve gently out into the room. Angling it served two purposes. It kept it compact, as well as introduced it frontally to both spaces, further blending them together.
Opportunity: The homeowner wanted the cabinetry in the new spaces to closely match the home’s existing cabinetry. Matching existing cabinetry is almost always impossible, but because we were around a corner from the existing kitchen, we used the Wellborn door style (Bedford Square Poplar finished in dark) that most closely resembled that in the rest of the home. We also used the same dramatic granite, Oceanic Bordeaux in both areas to tie them together. The result is that as you move from one area to the next, the differences are imperceptible.
Opportunity: The client wanted this project to not only be functional, but very unique and conversational. We decided to offer something that was unexpected. The client wanted a flat screen television in the rear wall, but we decided to mount it under two way glass, so that when not in use, it was still an elegant mirrored bar. He loved that he could change the whole feel of an event by just “turning on the game.”
Opportunity: How to trim the curved bar wall. We ordered Wellborn finished panels, Wellborn matching stain, and flexible base molding from a building supplier. The 3/16” panels curved around the half wall, and the flex molding was stained to match and applied over the panels.
A great design that took a unused corner what was seen as a waste of space and turned it into a focal point of this great family room addition. Great design work Maggie Burns and kudos to your installation team on the island!!!
Gary Tilson’s Award Winning Milan Bathroom Design is a very clean minimalist design but is anything but simple….
The clients had already renovated portions of their home including new wood floors in the master
bedroom before coming to me for a design consultation.
They were ready to upgrade their outdated bath. Remodel Size:13’6″ x 11′ 4″
Meetings with them identified some key concerns and wishes for their new Master Bath.
They wanted a spa-like bath with clean lines.
They chose Wellborn’s Milan Cherry in Autumn Spice, setting the tone for the project.
Kohler vessel sinks and faucets continued the clean look.
Keeping with their minimalist tastes, they decided to do away with pulls. Where necessary, touch latches were added to aid in opening doors / drawers.
Matching Wellborn trim was added including a valance above sinks with recessed lighting, door casings, caps over the tile wainscot and window casings.
The original entry to the Master Closet was through the bath taking up valuable wall and circulation space.
The entry was closed in favor of a new door directly from the bedroom which freed up additional wall
space for the shower and toilet areas.
The original entry to the bath was from a nook at the far end of the bedroom.
The entry was moved to an adjacent wall which was already in the circulation path.
A pair of pocket doors freed up wall space for switches that would have been hidden behind a swinging
An Ecofires firebox with cabinets and shelving matching those of the bath were installed in the alcove
creating an intimate sitting area for reading.
Additional functional solutions to their needs include:
Hamper base cabinet, Milan doors on the tub surround to access Whirlpool pump,
Pilaster units each side of the sinks with doors and electrical outlets within,
Heated Towel Bar and Heated Floor, and a more efficient allocation of circulation space allowing a fuller use of the existing square footage.
The clean lines of the Milan door style with the warm rich Autumn Spice finish on Cherry along with the
other material selections helped to create the sophisticated contemporary result that the well-traveled
And also became an Award-Winning Design for Gary Tilson!
Gary Tilson Barefoot Kitchens & Bath
As we continue our tribute to our past Design Contest Winners our next post features the work of Bob Burmeister (Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry) the 2011 Large Kitchen (>42 sq ft of Countertops) Design Winner and the kitchen used in our Dream Kitchen Makeover Campaign for the Fall of 2012.
So sit back and enjoy the work of Bob Burmeister!
When the owners built their vacation home in 2009, they wanted to add modern touches while still remaining true to the home’s location on the family’s farm in the country.
The design of the cabinetry complements the house’s Craftsman style with massive posts and arching beams.
The selected finishes of painted sage green and distressed midnight black are true to the design and add to the “lived – in” quality.
The one of a kind characteristics come not just from the cabinet style, but also from the bead board, seeded glass door inserts and carved turnings.
The hammered copper sinks with reverse-hammered stars add to the natural theme.
The layout is very user friendly, while still excellent for family dinners and entertaining with the curved raised seating area.
Random distressed wood plank flooring, iron cabinet pulls, 2×2 slate mosaic backsplash, timber beamed wood ceiling, and natural stone countertops are true to the architecture of the home.
The industrial lighting and professional style stainless steel Thermador range top, Thermador double ovens, and Sharp microwave drawer add to the home’s modernized appeal.
Other appliances are fully integrated and hidden behind matching wood cabinet panels. These include the Thermador 36” French door refrigerator, warming drawer and dual dishwashers.
The intelligent mix of modern and past elements create a timeless space to be shared and loved by all for years to come! Breath-taking work Bob!
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Designer Contact Information: Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry Bob@MarcChristian.com 314.994.7111