March 2020 Issue
"Design Guide: French Country Kitchen"
A NOTE FROM THE DESIGNER (MICHELE VAN DER VEEN):
Growing up assisting my father rebuilding and investing in strip malls, it was clear at an early age that real estate investing was a natural path for me to take. I received a formal education in design from the Interior Designers Institute of Newport Beach, California, and have more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate development, custom home building, and flipping houses. Contact me at or
1. Elkay Stainless Steel Under-Mount Kitchen Sink
Straight edges sidewalls, a flat bottom and tight corners provide more space inside the sink for stacking and washing. $299 / HomeDepot.com
2. Namibia Fantasy Marble Countertops
Namibia Fantasy Marble is a 2cm marble with a polished finish. This visually interesting African stone has a crisp white background with cloud-like areas of light smoky grey throughout. Locally Sourced.
3. Whirlpool Stainless Steel Dishwasher
Choose the Sensor cycle and let your built-in dishwasher pick the right cycle for you or clean dishes in half the time with the 1-hour wash cycle. $584.10 HomeDepot.com
4. Waverly Home Classic Rod Pocket Valance
Window Valance features a multi-colored Jacobean floral on a black background. The 50-inch W by 15- inch L scallop valance is embellished with a fancy gimp trim for added style.
$28.98 / Lowes.com
5. Allen Ranch 3-Light Chandelier
Aged bronze finish chandelier from the Wintonburg collection features faux candlestick light and crystal glass accents. $74.98 / Lowes.com
6. Beadboard White Hardboard Wall Panel
DPI''s Paintable Deep Beaded White adds clean, simple charm to any area. It is an easy way to upgrade the look of a room in an affordable way. $19.98 per panel / Lowes.com
7. Liberty Dark Oil-Rubbed Bronze Cabinet Knobs
The clean lines of this knob fit several design aesthetics including traditional and casual home decor and would be a beautiful accent to any cabinetry. $3.38 Each / HomeDepot.com
8. Kingston Oil-Rubbed Bronze Kitchen Faucet
The classic design of this beautiful fixture ensures that it blends into any decor effortlessly.
$206.99 / Amazon.com