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 photos of rooms that we love. We then take bits and pieces from each room and create our own vision. Mood boards are great for taking inspirational pieces from different places and putting them all together. This helps visualize how each piece will fit together.
For our new build, we are visualizing a kitchen with a clean modern feel and some touches of texture and warmth. Keep reading and you will see what I’m talking about.
We have one wall of perimeter cabinets and the island. These will be a shaker style painted a dark moody color. We are considering Farrow & Ball Railings or Down Pipe. Railings has a blue undertone, while Down Pipe is more green.
The back side of the island (underneath the bar), will be clad in white oak shiplap, stained to match our floor.
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 Glenn Wall Sconce by Savoy House.
For the backsplash, we will let the counter top continue up the wall and stop underneath the vent hood and open shelves. I love this seamless look!
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. On the island, we’ll be doing a waterfall, which will add an additional modern element.
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.