We have started to work our away into designing the interior of each room in our new home. The layout obviously is already there, but this is the fun part when we actually put the pieces together to create the look and feel we are going for.
We normally start by finding plenty of rooms that we love. We then take bits and pieces from each room and make our room vision. Mood boards are great for taking inspirational pieces from different places and putting them all together. This will help you visualize how each piece will fit together.
For our new build, we are visualizing a kitchen with a clean modern feel with some touches of texture and warmth. Keep reading and you will see what I’m talking about.
All of our perimeter cabinets are on one wall – the wall that has the windows and oven. We will also only have lower cabinets. For these cabinets, we are going with white with flat black hardware. All of our cabinet doors will be shaker style.
For the island, we’ll be using a very dark color – most likely a black or dark navy. We haven’t decided on the exact color yet.
Our lighting has actually already been shipped. We’ve partnered with Capitol Lighting to provide our lights. Over the island, we are using two large cage pendants. They are the Townsend 24 Inch Cage Pendant by Savoy House. They are each 24″ x 36.5″.
On the far left and right side of the wall where the hood is at, there will be open shelving. Above each group of shelves, there will be one wall sconce. We chose the Morland Wall Sconce by Savoy House.
For the backsplash, we will be using a classic 3×6 white subway tile. We have a partnership with Jeffery Court and chose their Fresh White 3 x 6 in. Ceramic Field Wall Tile. To add a little contrast, we’ll use pearl gray grout.
Since most of the wall will be taken up by windows and hood, there won’t be much subway tile showing.
A while back we stumbled across this kitchen by Jami Lancaster and fell in love with the plaster range hood, and since I’ve seen some other really cool looking plater hoods. So we’ve decided to do one in the new kitchen. I love the look and the fact that it will add a bit of texture.
I love the look of marble and the durability of Quartz. So we’ve decided to go with a marble look quartz. This will give us the best of both worlds.
To warm up the space, we will incorporate some wood elements in the form of open shelves, and also beams on the vaulted ceiling.
We have a partnership with ADM Flooring and they will be providing all of our hard wood. We chose to go a little lighter in this house and chose a flooring called Sea Smoke.
We will be going with stainless appliances for the most part. Even though I’m very tempted to go with more of a “designer” range and even one with some color, I think we’ll play it safe.