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For the kitchen cabinets, Miller mixed not only colors but also styles: Deeper base Best Price Kitchens and a full-depth pantry boast Shaker-style doors lacquered in blue, while the more shallow uppers are a modern, glossy white. Miller often uses two-tone cabinetry in his projects, typically specifying a darker color for the base and a lighter color for the uppers because he feels a kitchen can easily start to look “heavy” if the whole mass of cabinetry is painted one color. He also added a ton of recessed lighting: “In kitchens and bathrooms, it’s extremely important to have a lot of lighting for tasks,” he says.
In the entry, Miller installed a tray ceiling to hide the Best Price Kitchens ductwork that runs into the kitchen, but it also serves as a design feature that helps to articulate the progression of spaces. Miller prefers to drop the ceilings in what he calls the “secondary spaces” such as bedrooms, bathrooms and corridors, while keeping the ceilings in the primary living spaces as high as possible. In this case, the dropped ceiling defines the entry before you enter the living area, which reads as a comparatively bigger, brighter space with a noticeably higher ceiling.
The living room is where the family hosts guests for cocktails and conversation. The crisp white walls are something of a signature for Miller, who likes to keep the public spaces Best Price Kitchens bright and white and offset them with colorful furniture or artwork. The white amplifies the brightness of the room, especially against the dark floors.
In the dining area, vintage 1960s Danish rosewood chairs pull up to a contemporary table in a pleasing mix of old and new. Beneath the window is a custom bench that hides pull-out drawers Best Price Kitchens and a slim radiator with storage cabinets on either side. Atop the storage cabinets are treasures from the homeowners’ own collection, including a working gramophone that can be connected to an iPhone.
The family room is where the family watches TV and relaxes together. Because this room opens to the kitchen, Miller wanted to keep the palette and materials the same: The wall unit behind the TV is painted in the same blue satin lacquer as the kitchen cabinets, and the marble-like Caesarstone Best Price Kitchens base mirrors the kitchen countertops. Miller chose to float it on the wall to avoid placing a heavy piece of furniture next to the large sectional.
The couple’s twin boys each got themed bedrooms that reflect their personalities. One brother chose an animal theme, with heaps of dinosaurs and stuffed animals. The wallpaper features black-and-white drawings of animals.
The other boy’s room took on a loose “robot in the city” theme, with nods to city life in the wallpaper and robot toys mixing with his and his brother’s stuffed animals and dinosaurs on the shelves. His bunk bed accommodates a full-size mattress up top and a twin-size below, which is one of Best Price Kitchens the Miller’s favorite models for kids rooms because of how functional it is.
The master bedroom shares its color palette with the rest of the home: Herringbone floors and traditional nightstands contrast the low-slung bed and lamps that feel clean and modern. Roman shades pick up on the ceiling fixture and look softer and more luxurious than the more Best Price Kitchens functional roller shades used in other rooms. The blues in the rug and artwork pull in the blue of the kitchen cabinets. “We were playing with different tones and creating a theme that goes through the space,” Miller says.
Miller created a lot of interest and richness in the master bathroom by choosing tiles in varying materials, sizes, shapes and even subtle hues for the walls and ceilings. On the floors are large 24-by-24-inch porcelain tiles that give way to square marble tiles on the window wall. Best Price Kitchens Behind the custom medicine cabinet mirrors is a blue porcelain tile in multiple hues."