before & after: anastasia’s kitchen


today’s first before & after comes from anastasia at faiella design. she made over this kitchenette using a range of high/low design accessories in only a month. the design concept was to create a compact, comfortable retreat where you could grab a quick snack while walking between rooms, so anastasia painted the walls, changed the counter tops and cabinets, and- my favorite part- converted an antique laundry basket into a pendant light. thanks for sharing anastasia!

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  1. Sham says:

    Very Pretty!

  2. Loving it! We’re redoing our kitchen now so some great inspiration. Please, I must know where she got the light fixture (please?!)

  3. Wow! That looks amazing. Love the clean look of the white.

  4. Love love love the wine/espresso bar, so chic and the counter tops are gorgeous!

  5. Lori says:

    Oh my. LOVE the lampshade.

  6. Kate says:

    Wow! Is that even the same kitchen? I love it!

  7. Alicia says:

    Wow! That is QUITE the transformation in one month! Absolutely beautiful!!

  8. summerbl4ck says:

    beautiful transformation but what happened to the fridge?

  9. jane says:

    Where did the fridge go?

  10. Tanya says:

    So much brighter in the after

  11. Karen says:

    Beautiful! Gorgeous! I absolutely love it! Anastasia, you did a wonderful job! I agree- the light fixture is so uniquely fabulous! I haven’t figured out exactly how/or if the floor plan changed from the pictures, but best believe I will be studying these pics all day to figure it out.

  12. Christina says:

    I like it. Very clean and cozy.

    Where did the stove and oven go, though?

  13. Rosy Lady says:

    What a great transformation. I would love to see more transformations and ideas for small spaces, our homes in the UK are so small and storage is always an issue.

  14. Stella says:

    A beautiful kitchen for someone who only drinks wine, espresso and eats take out at home! That big drawer underneath the microwave looks like it could be concealing an appliance of some sort though… perhaps it’s where the grapes and cheese live on their off-time. Fabulous, even if it’s not the lifestyle I would choose!

  15. nic says:

    Where did the fridge go?

  16. claire says:

    Countertop & backsplash are AWESOME & the use of that little nook is genius. So many good ideas went into this space!

  17. jax says:

    yes, where is the refrigerator and the stove?
    Refrig could be a under the counter unit and that seems fitting if she lives there solo. Really, I agree that these behemoth units are unpractical/uneconomical for those of us who live alone or modestly.
    But the stove…couldn’t live without it.

    Can someone help us out with these questions?
    Hello?

  18. Donna says:

    I love the texture of the back splash and the overhead light. Very unique.

  19. Jill says:

    Wow! What a beautiful make-over! I love the cabinets, who is the maker?

  20. Courtney says:

    I want to know where the rug is from! And since they mentioned this is a kitchenette where you can just “grab a quick snack”, I have a feeling this is in a guest house or something.

  21. Lindsay says:

    Hi, I am also doing a white kitchen. What kind of cabinets did you get? Are the painted wood or the Thermafoil finish? Where did you buy them from. Thanks!

  22. becca g says:

    Wow, one month is all this took! I’m amazed! It looks incredible and pristine. Great work

  23. Freck says:

    Gorgeous!! Now where did the refridgerator go??

  24. Hilary says:

    Great job! Where is that cool light fixture from?!

  25. hena tayeb says:

    wow now that is some transformation. paint really is a mircle worker.

  26. donnarino says:

    me thinks they replaced the freestanding fridge with refrigerated drawers but I’m not sure.

  27. koolaroo says:

    def better but it’s like something you’d see in an ikea catalog.

  28. georgia says:

    nice transformation…fridge? stove? I see nothing to heat up a pan.

  29. Looks a lot lighter and open, maximizes the space nicely.

  30. Mo says:

    I agree with Courtney — where is that amazing rug from?? I need one in a bad way.

  31. grace says:

    hi guys

    sorry, in my rush to get ready for brimfield i forgot to add in that it was removed for a fridge/freezer drawer combo- so it’s in the drawer :)

    grace

  32. sal says:

    I must know about the rug. (everything else is lovely, too!)

  33. Anastasia says:

    Hey Everyone thanks for all the great comments! The light fixture is from Jim Misner Lighting Designs. There is no stove folks! We have a microwave for you, this kitchen is designed as a “2nd” kitchen in a home that already has a big giant stove jut one flight down.

  34. Anastasia says:

    This was a collaborative project with my architect , Andre Rothblatt Architecture!
    He is a genius, we hid all appliances behind the doors! Yes the dishwasher too and a fridge freezer drawer combo.
    The 30 day time line would not havehappened without Clayton Timbrell & Company (amazing contractor)!

  35. Cindy says:

    So Chic !!
    I LOVE this kitchen !
    What an inspiration !
    xx

  36. Anastasia says:

    The rug is from ABC Decorative Rugs here in San Francisco. It’s all wool, hand knotted. Please feel free to contact me for more details on any items in the room.

  37. Bauerware says:

    It’s nice to see our cabinet hardware in it’s final stage. We rarely get to see the end results! Looks good, Anastasia!

  38. Anastasia says:

    Thanks Bauerware!

  39. kara + darcy says:

    beautiful and oh, so clean & simple.
    i’m gushing over the light—-i sold a vintage laundry cart, grrrrr!!! now will need to put that back on my shopping list! hee
    k

  40. Lindy says:

    Beautiful! I’m starting a kitchen renovation myself soon. Can you provide your source for the kitchen cabinets? Thanks!

  41. Anastasia says:

    HI Lindy,
    my kitchen cabinets where custom made thru my contractors cabinet maker.
    Hmmm…..feel free to e-mail me with more questions. They where custom designed by my architect so it’s not a straight forward answer.

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