Our kitchen remodel has certainly been a labor of love. We have completely gutted the whole space and changed the layout. We knocked out walls, added beams and pillars, created a really fun breakfast nook and pantry… I am so in love with how this space is turning out.
There is still so much that needs to be finished… but for now, let’s talk about what we HAVE done! Always looking for milestones in this process. ???? And this open shelving/range + lighting situation is making me so happy!
I am constantly asked about paint colors. That is probably the number one! We chose to do two tones in the kitchen and I feel like both compliment the marble so well.
We used Farrow and Ball Elephants Breath on the kitchen island and Swiss Coffee on the wall cabinets. I love two colors together and feel like they really compliment each other. The color Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore is just warm enough to not feel stark white while keeping the kitchen bright and airy. It was important to me to choose a cabinet color that would brighten the space because it doesn’t sit up against any windows. Truthfully, before we knocked out the walls, we would have to have the lights on in the kitchen mid day! It was THAT dark.
The paint colors we chose allowed us to keep it very bright and light reflecting without being too “boring”.
Another question I get a lot is about marble. I think that should be a whole other post in itself. There are so many reasons we chose marble and long story short: it was within our budget and yes, I would choose it again!
But for the sake of keeping this post about resources, we used a White Carrera Marble.
I am a huge fan of mixing the warmth of brass alongside the cool polished nickel. I especially love it with the paint colors we chose. The Elephants Breath has a hint of cool while Swiss Coffee is on the warmer side.
The hardware and fixtures were SUCH a process. I think I looked for cabinet hardware for 6 months! (This is no exaggeration… maybe even longer. ????) But I am SO happy with where we landed. It wasn’t extremely expensive and has a really great weighted feel. They feel solid while still looking “dainty”…. like the kitchen’s “jewelry”. ????
Our range was something I picked probably on the first day we talked about renovating. I had my eye on this Hallman Range for so long. It has such a gorgeous, timeless look and the matte black really grounds the space. We have been using it now for 6-7 months and I absolutely love it.
A pot filler was also a must. We ordered several fixtures from our home from Signature Hardware. I have been soooo happy with our sink choice. We got the 36″ Torun Double-Bowl Fireclay Farmhouse Sink. We are not easy on it. I promise. And it does not have one scratch. This is the perfect size for us and I am a big fan of the double bowl as opposed to the single open sink.
It’s not completely finished yet, we are still waiting on a few more puzzle pieces! I can’t wait for everything to finally come together and give you a “grande tour” ???? But for now, here are a few links!
Brass Cabinet Pull // Gold Framed Art // Spode Blue Plates // Crystal Vintage Stemware // Hudson Valley Brass Picture Light // Signature Hardware Pot Filler // Top Knobs Round Cabinet Knob // Perrin & Rowe Mount Bridge Kitchen Faucet // Small Greenery // Center to Center Cabinet Pull // Small Blue Potter // Paxton Hardware Brass Gallery Rail // Hallman Double Oven Italian Range //Copper Tea Pot Kettle