Hi all! It has been a long, LONG, time coming, but the kitchen is near to complete.
Here are a few photos:
The main area of our home is open with a living room, eating nook and kitchen. The paint colours that I’ve been rocking in the largest areas have been subdued browny-taupes. We decided to go with white to brighten things up, a-la subway tile, white cabinetry and a creamy marble-esque quartz countertops. The sample we chose for our counter is, above left, by Cambria.
One set back is that our contractor, said to be one of the best in our city, is behind 6 MONTHS (sad, mad, sadder, madder face)! We are still using painted plywood countertops and a laundry sink. Having said that, my husband was brilliant deciding to install that sink, because the space is functional and a few of my friends have assumed that the sink is part of the design. Bless them!
We expanded our kitchen island since it works well for storage (we lost a bit of storage with our choice to go with some open shelving) and works well for harbouring visitors, especially at man parties, where my husband and his friends never seem to sit, not even on a comfy couch.
I am loving the hardware we chose from Restoration Hardware.
I haven’t quite nailed down all of the details, but I will in the next little bit. Christmas “break” is an excellent time to cross off more than your Christmas list! Think many unscheduled, unobstructed, hours and hours to renovate!
***A HUGE thanks to my brother-in-law and my husband for making this magic happen***
So it’s happening! After almost every inch of our house has been revisited and become more our own, the kitchen is in queue, just weeks away from being demolished and then rebuilt.
Here are a few befores:
I have since curbed the need to clutter up all counter space… this should be good!
And what do we have planned for this poor space’s future?
A little this:
and some of this:
and a little:
Along with bright cabinetry, new appliances (of the chic, budget variety) and
I am so thrilled with the idea that it will feel finished, we will make the space work for us and that it will be so much easier on the eyes!
Although we are not expecting at this point in time, like most things in life I like to plan the heck of a situation– and nothing is as fun as planning where you’d like to experience the milestones of life!
It seems that everyone I know is either thinking of having children or raising them, so the juices are flowing and I thought I’d explore the process of putting together a nursery myself. It is really rewarding delving into interiors with imagination and play in mind!
The mirror that we paired it with is a Georgian style one that we already had.
Have you seen this month’s House Beautiful? I couldn’t help but write a post about the home decorated by designer Benjamin Dhong. It has sent me over the edge with excitement and calm– if that can even make sense.
Take a look!
The round framed painting of clouds and horizon hangs over a corner sectional with orange accents. In the forefront, a beautifully intricate sculpture perches on a modern tulip table, creating an interesting juxtaposition.
The principal bedroom is restrained and soothing in complementing neutrals.
I love this little area. I would read away a weekend here. The images, above and below, are of the outlying pool house. The use of faux bois wallpaper, bleached wood tones and white marry perfectly together.
What do you think?