Here is the another post in the Kitchen Renovation Series. This one titled “The Details” highlights the cabinets, granite, back splash, storage and decorations in our kitchen.
Let’s start with cabinets. We choose the Herrington style from the Kemper Cabinet line from Cindy Lawyer at CNC Kitchen Designs in Alexandria, VA. I have always wanted to use gray cabinets as a alternative to white, and the island cabinets add a nice “pop” of color.
The gray “oasis” color is alternative to white.
The island cabinets are a blueish/green color called Tidal Mist. The three colorful stoosl are from Walmart on-line (medallion collection). To make my island function like furniture, I added a bold yellow lamp, books (as art), family photo, a plant and a runner. Remember the “design trinity? Check it out here: https://redesigninaday.com/2014/12/06/the-landing-a-decorating-opportunity/
We were lucky to get our granite “free” from our neighbors (Thx Keith & Sarah!). The granite sat outside in our yard for 3 years and it still looked awesome when we used it.
Uba tuba granite with flecks of gray, blue and green compliment the cabinets.
One of my “must” haves was a farmhouse sink! I found this one from Home Depot on-line. Another on-line retailer was selling it for $500 more than HD!
Whitehaus fire clay sink with oil rubbed bronze faucet and “cross” handles from Kingston Brass (from Faucets Direct).
These hexagon tile in shades of gray, tan, and cream were another HD purchase.
The hexagon pattern add a fun dimension to the kitchen and the colors compliment the cabinets, walls and floors.
As you may recall, one of my main concerns was storage. In addition to the island and wall cabinets, we added storage in creative ways.
In addition to seating, the banquet has three large drawers for storage. Assorted pillows and a plaid throw add comfort while the antique yellow shelf and modern star burst mirror add a touch of whimsy!
And by adding a small table and two french chairs, we created a breakfast nook. Perfect for coffee and surfing the net!
This antique cabinet is beautiful and functional.
The cabinet stores all our small appliances including the toaster, mixer, blender, etc. The two chippy windows add height and airyness (is that a word?) to the space.
Open storage in a vintage bookcase.
This vintage bookcase make finding and using everyday plates, cups, cookbooks and serving dishes easy. The rustic iron “H” (from (Marthamarievintage.com) and a painting by my husbands great aunt add farmhouse charm.
And, finally to pull it all together we choose pendants, light walls and dark floors.
Pottery Barn rustic pendant bring vintage lighting to the island.
Sherwin Williams “front porch” paint changes from gray to blue to green depending on the light.
The dark “jacobean” stain is a nice contrast to the light walls and cabinets.
And now, a final look back.
If you are undergoing a major kitchen renovation or just added a few touches, I hope you have enjoyed this series and found it helpful.
Get your design swag on and conquer the world!
Love and Happy Decorating,