Our kitchen. It has my heart! It’s the room I thought the most about, made the most decisions for. 9 months in the making, sort of similar to the making of our kids…sort of. We remodeled this kitchen into something that worked better for our family and lifestyle. What was my inspiration? The color green! I wanted green somewhere, a nod to the era our home was built, 1970’s. I also wanted it to feel very collected, lived in, full of charm. Hopefully we accomplished that!
1970’s Kitchen Before-
Kitchen Remodel After-
We are all so happy with it! We did raise the ceiling about a foot where the recessed lighting was. We could have even made it a vaulted ceiling, but I prefer a lower cozy ceiling in the kitchen and I didn’t want to mess with the vaulted wood ceiling in the family room.
Kitchen Design Plan-
This was my design plan that helped me decide what I liked together. Isn’t it crazy to see the plan and how it came to life?!
I sourced all the paint colors and items I could at the end of this post!
Went bold with a green cooker! I had wanted to do fun color on our appliances in our Connecticut home, but knew that we would probably be moving soon. With this Utah home, I didn’t hold back. Went with what we really wanted, fun color! I figure green is always in, grass, plants never go out of style. And we went with green cabinets in Bancha from Farrow & Ball, @Paddy_od_1 suggested painting the green on the cabinets to pull in the green cooker. He also gave me the idea for the rest of the colors! I shared how I worked with him HERE.
I didn’t want to do green all over, so we went with panel-ready fridge and dishwasher to match the rest of the cabinets. Love how they turned out!
This large window is so fun! I love being able to look outside and have the extra depth for lots of plants!! We did the same Fireclay Sink we had the exact sink in our Connecticut home and I were very happy with it. We turned it this time to the fluted side.
Notice that pull-chain light?? I liked that it looked retro and older like our home. And pulls in the green we have accented in a few places.
We didn’t do any upper cabinets, there really wasn’t a lot of room and I prefer open shelves. I LOVE to style them and we do use all the items on the shelves. Functional and stylish.
A lot of the items on the shelves are thrifted or things I have had for awhile. This extra large white bowl is new and I am obsessed with how large it is!
That Star and Cross tile was one of the first things I picked for in the kitchen. One of you actually told me about the company we ordered the tile from! It is handmade tile that is gorgeous!!! The company has also been so nice to work with. Our kitchen has a lot of light, so I thought the dark contrast was needed. I went with a white grout to pull in the marble on the island.
Found this vintage kitchen runner– I love how well that vintage runner pulls in all the fun colors. Always a pop of pink!
I want to order brass covers for the plugs on the island. Or might get paint to paint right over it so it blends in on the island. We have a plug on both sides of the island, so nice to have!
We love the large island and all the storage with the pantry cabinets! Not lacking in storage at all. Plus we are used to small kitchens, feels like we have lots of space now! I did all drawers in the island rather than cupboards. We have plates, bowls, silverware, spices and more in those drawers. I will show inside soon.
Happy we could fit four barstools. We drew out the island on the actual floor (as well as having a floor plan), it just helped to see it in real life.
On the island we did honed marble, it is SO pretty in person. I love the look of honed counters, feels causal and lived in. And, I felt the honed went better with our Soapstone on the surround.
That’s it! We are thrilled with how this entire space turned out. We have had several large gatherings with family and it has functioned so nicely. Looking forward to sharing more with you!
- Same wood throughout our entire home, European Oak from Opus in Acropolis
- Cabinets- Farrow & Ball Bone
- Pantry Cupboards- Farrow & Ball Bancha
- Island- Farrow & Ball Down Pipe
- Custom Cabinetry- Innovative Cabinetry Design
- Cabinet Hardware– we went with a variety of hardware, all in unlacquered brass.
- Ceiling, walls and trim- Farrow & Ball All White
- Countertop Surround- Soapstone Black P-19
- Countertop Island- Statuario Elegante N-16
- Fireclay Sink– we had this exact sink in our CT home and I was very happy with it. We turned it this time to the fluted side.
- Aged Brass Faucet with Rinse– I can’t believe I did aged brass, but I am obsessed with Devol Kitchen and I totally got sold on an instagram story from them! I LOVE it, so happy I went with it.
- Light Fixture– over the sink and our little pop out window.
- Counter stool– I like how it pulls in some of the wood accents into the kitchen to pull in the wood ceiling in our open family room.
- Light Fixture– the way our island is positioned we can only do one large light fixture instead of two pendants. I LOVE this light, I had ordered it originally for our office, but I am excited to see it over the island.
- Tile Backsplash- our kitchen has a lot of light, so I thought the dark contrast was needed and I have always been drawn to this tile design. I went with a white grout to pull in the marble on the island.
- Aged Brass Pot Filler– I like how the brass pulls in from the kitchen hardware and faucet.
- Dual Fuel Range– this green range was my starting off point! I really wanted a fun color on our cooker. The green feels very retro, goes with our 1970’s home. Plus the green will always be in style with my plants 🌿
- Fridge– we went with Bosch that was panel ready for our cabinet installer to make panels for, I ordered it from a local appliance store.
- Dishwasher– panel ready dishwasher so it blends in with the rest of our cabinets.
- Vintage Kitchen Runner– I love how well that vintage runner pulls in all the fun colors!