"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
_ William Morris
, 19th century craftsman, designer, writer

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Home Style: California Kitchen Renovation

California photographer, Vangie Ogg, understands the magic of natural light and says it's a favorite feature in the newly remodeled kitchen of her 1948 home.

Working closely with designer Sybil Jane Barrido, Ogg and her family maintained the kitchen's original square footage, while adding an island and improving functionality and layout. 

The unique, teal-colored light fixture was the first item purchased and became the inspiration for the design of the entire space.

Prior to renovation, the Ogg's purchased the Danish modern-inspired chairs from Calligaris. The tablecloth is Issac Mizrahi from Target.

Sleek, open shelving allows for easy access and happy bursts of color.
A built-in wine rack awaits!

 Sintra Quartz Wall Deco Matte ceramic tile creates an elegant look for walls and back-splash. The countertops are Technistone in Gobi Grey Antique finish.

Photography for this post is courtesy of Vangie Ogg. To see the "before" photo as well as additional imagery and resources, check out Ogg's work and blog at VangieOgg.com.


  1. i love the retro feeling in these kitchen!

  2. Yummy!! Love those turquoise light fixtures...

  3. Love those lights! I am just drawn to that color!

  4. I agree with you guys on that amazing color! It feels so fresh to me right now!

  5. The design looks so refreshing! I would to try this ideas !Thank you friend

  6. Thank you, Houses!! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving such positive comments!

  7. when baby landed on the floor. I supposed the "cushioning" under the laminated flooring helps to "break" the fall. remodeling a kitchen

  8. Good efforts. All the best for future posts. I have bookmarked you...

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