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One Room Challenge - Fall 2019 - Week Three of a Kitchen Remodel!

Updated: Sep 14, 2022

Orange County interior designer Samia Verbist's one room challenge logo

The One Room Challenge is not a competition. It is a way to show designers' creativity, of people who love to create beautiful spaces and share them! During six weeks (twice a year, in Spring and Fall), all the participants will show you the process of making over a room in six weeks! And I am really proud to be part of it this year for the first time!

Let me summarize the project for those who missed weeks one and two! I'm a French interior designer based in Southern California, and redoing my kitchen. I bought this house six months ago, and the kitchen is pretty old! I decided to keep the existing floor plan but remodel everything else! Last week, the workers removed all the appliances, countertop, backsplash, faucet, and sink. The kitchen is now ready for the next step: painting!

This week, the painter Erni and his team came to prepare and paint all the cabinets. If your cabinets are of good wood quality, it is a great idea to paint them. It is less expensive than replacing all of it with new ones, and it really refreshes a kitchen. Keeping the cabinets saves money on both new cabinets and associated labor. This way, I can dedicate more budget to higher-end countertops and appliances.

The question then is: which color? That is The most critical choice from a design and final look perspective! Depending on your personality, the style of your house, the room's lights, and the kitchen's size all of which are essential factors to have in mind. For me and for those who know me, this will not come as a surprise: I chose a fantastic greenish-turquoise from Benjamin Moore named "Bali" (702):

Benjamin Moore "Bali" 702
Benjamin Moore "Bali" 702

So, Erni prepared the kitchen cabinets and protected everything in the room:

He spent a lot of time in the preparation of the room. He had to protect everything from the spray and vapors of the paint! My living room was like a crime scene from CSI!!! If you are thinking of changing the color of your kitchen or bathroom cabinet, now you know that part of your house will not be accessible during the paintwork!

Everything is protected; now Erni can paint with a primer first, then the finish lacquer color!

Here is the fantastic result:

Beautiful isn't it?! Of course, it is not achieved yet. We still have a lot of work to do, but I love it! I think I am one of the few women coordinating her kitchen with her wardrobe!!!

French interior designer Samia Verbist in Orange County kitchen
I can't say I don't like this color!!

I'm sure you are excited to see the next step: installing the unique gold calacatta quartz countertop!

See you next week for another big reveal!!!

Your Dedicated French Interior Designer


Gold one room challenge logo for guest interior designer Samia Verbist

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18 oct 2019

They are so very pretty! I may have to steal this color! I love Benjamin Moore paint.

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