Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Have you ever stepped into a kitchen that just makes you want to immediately tie-on an apron & start cooking? I recently had the opportunity of photographing such a kitchen in my favorite Southern California beach town of San Clemente. Created by Designer Robert Puertas & constructed by Jeff Austin's team at Austin Construction Inc. SoCal, this gorgeous Transitional-Retro kitchen pops with vibrant reds & yellows against a backdrop of sleek black, white & grey. The space is teeming with whimsical Americana details that make it a photographer's (and cook's!) dream. I could have spent all day in this kitchen - everywhere you look, there's something fun & new to discover. High-tech. Bright. Open. Warm. Welcoming. Below, take a tour-through-photos of the revamped space - and prepare to be inspired! (You won't believe your eyes when you get to the bottom and see the 'BEFORE' pictures!)

Looking to redesign your kitchen or other area in your home? Contact Desginer Robert Puertas by Facebook Message: http://www.facebook.com/robert.puertas  

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  1. Your photography of my new kitchen is simply amazing. You captured everything I love about the kitchen, all the nuances that make my new space the most special of all. Robert and Jeff are the most perfect design and construction team ever. The entire redesign was absolutely fun to do, on time, cost efficient and was painless -- compared to "war" stories I have heard.

    Anne, thank you for capturing the love I have for the redesign. Your photography is compassionate and crisp!

    My best,

  2. We are excited to see our Rex Ray Studio for modwalls black glass subway "Type Tiles" installed on the soffit above the stove. Your photos capture this stunning kitchen so beautifully!

    Thank you,
    Founder and Creative Director