Before & After: Kitchen Remodel Delaware County

Some of the warmest and most lasting memories of home are made in kitchens and dining rooms. The whole family comes together in these rooms daily to cook, enjoy meals, and share stories. The team at Lisa Quale Interiors completed a beautiful kitchen remodel for a Delaware County couple, transforming their kitchen and dining room into a warm and appealing space for their family.


The first step in our kitchen design plan was to take down the wall separating the kitchen and dining room, which made the rooms feel more open and airy. The client’s 1950s kitchen had dark wood, a soffit, and dated wall coverings, so we looked for ways to brighten up the kitchen and take advantage of its soft natural light.



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We visited the granite yard with our client and she was excited to find beautiful white and gray quartzite that she loved for her countertops. Quartzite is a natural stone that is quickly becoming more popular for kitchen remodels–it looks like marble but is less delicate and porous, which makes it easier to care for. The new quartzite kitchen island creates a place for the kids to do their homework and enjoy family time.

Lighting under the cabinets and tumbled subway tile on the white backsplash give the room a softer look. We installed polished chrome hardware throughout. To add warmth to the white and chrome color scheme, we found rustic wooden stools and stained the floors to match the existing wood floors in the dining room.


In the dining room, we installed an acrylic and chrome chandelier for a glamorous and contemporary feel, and added drapery rods with matching acrylic finials. The table and chairs from Restoration Hardware are suitable for both casual and more formal entertaining, and pinch pleat draperies highlight the large window and match the relaxed roman shade in the kitchen. The indoor-outdoor rug is perfect for dining areas with kids and pets, with a pattern that is trendy but affordable to replace as styles change.

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The completed dining room and kitchen design is comfortable and inviting, while also being an elegant space to entertain guests. Our clients love how the rooms flow together to create a place for their family to relax and bond.

At Lisa Quale Interiors, we work closely with our clients to transform and create beautiful spaces. Email us to set up a consultation, or read more about Lisa Quale, interior designer for Delaware County.

Farmhouse Office in Garnet Valley

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I recently presented a design for a home office in Garnet Valley, PA.  My client is going to start working from home so she knew she would be spending a lot of time in her office and she wanted a professional to pull it all together.

At our initial meeting, I gave her my style quiz to determine what look she would love and we talked about some inspiration images she had selected.  She liked casual, farmhouse style, but didn’t want it to be too rustic.  Then, I talked to her about how much she might expect to spend for various levels of quality and we were able to come up with a comprehensive itemized list of selections needed and a budget for decorating her space.  She decided to do some of the legwork herself so and purchase through retail sources, but the space needed a WOW desk which I found through my trade resources.

Here is the email she sent me after looking over my selections.  With all the exclamation points and CAPS, I’d say she likes it!

It is great!  Dead on to what I was looking for – it is cohesive and the dimensions of the furniture are well thought out for the space.  I also LOVE the desk, something I would have never come up with!  And I’m thrilled to see that a number of the items came in well under budget.

Feminine Farmhouse Office in Garnet Valley





Bedroom Design

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Today, I’d like to highlight a recent bedroom design project.   The clients are globe-trotters with wonderful collections and artwork from their travels.  They wanted to add an elegant Asian Flair and some color to their bedroom.  They kept all their furniture, except for this custom upholstered bed we ordered for them.  We added some custom pillows from Kravet and Ryan Studio.  It is amazing what a dramatic difference a new bed and some pillows can make!


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We also added the ceiling woodwork detail on their stepped tray ceiling.