Designing the Flip House: Kitchen Mood Board

We just finished up the kitchen mood board for our current renovation project. Each time we design a new space, we always start by creating a mood board. It’s a great way to experiment with colors and to see how different design elements will work together.

Since the kitchen is arguably the most important room in a house, it’s ok to spend a little more time to get the design right. For this kitchen design, it’s all about warmth and, as always, clean lines. We also love mixing classic with modern.

Range Hood

We modified the layout of this kitchen so that the hood would be in the center of the room…well, almost the center. Since this house is older, there is some quirkiness and asymmetry that we are embracing.

Since the range hood will be the focal point, it needs to be special. And there is probably no surprise that we are building a plaster hood for this kitchen. It will me a lot like the one we built in our house, but no swoop.

Vintage Range

I’m super excited about the range we’re using in this kitchen. It’s a 36″ Nostalgie duel fuel range from Ilve.

We chose a stainless steel finish with brass trim. The brass trim will add warmth and tie in nicely with the other brass elements in the kitchen.


For the countertops, we’re going with the best quartz company out there, Caesarstone. They have a brand new color called Calacatta Maximus. It has a white background with large warm veins, and subtle golden-copper lines.

We ordered a sample and it looks even more breathtaking in person. It will help add some brightness to the kitchen and a touch or modern.

We’ll be using this on the perimeter cabinets and on the island which will have a waterfall edge. This will allow the beautiful veins to be showcased.


There is a narrow space on the outer sides of the windows. We’re going to fill these spaces with wall scones. We found one that will work perfectly from Hudson Valley Lighting called the Colton Wall Sconce.

It’s aged brass and seventeen inches tall. So it will fill the space nicely.

We still haven’t made our final decision on the overhead light.


The fridge will be seamlessly integrated and clad in custom made white oak panels, and finished off with large vintage appliance pulls.


The kitchen cabinets will be a shaker style, painted with a light mushroom color. We’re still narrowing down the exact color, but it will be something very close to what you see in the mood board.


For the cabinet hardware, we’ll be going with a combination of cup pulls and round nobs, both in aged brass.

Previous Post Next Post

You may also like


  • Reply Tiffany

    What about windows? Can you share details on those?

    April 13, 2021 at 1:33 pm
    • Reply Henry

      They are Windsor double hung aluminum clad wood. White on the outside, black on the inside.

      April 13, 2021 at 2:11 pm
  • Reply Alysia

    I was interested in the floors! Love the color. Material?

    April 13, 2021 at 7:09 pm
    • Reply Henry

      Which floors are you referring to? What we have in our house or what we’re putting in the flip house?

      April 23, 2021 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply Christy Theriot

    Hi! Your home is beautiful. I have signed up for hopefully some interior design style. May I ask the brand/color of your flooring? Thanks!

    April 17, 2021 at 10:40 pm
    • Reply Henry

      Thanks! The flooring in our house is called Sea Smoke from ADM Flooring.

      April 23, 2021 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply Rebecka Deroche

    what about the faucet? beautiful!!

    April 20, 2021 at 10:51 pm
  • Reply Kerri

    what brand integrated refrigerator are you using?

    May 3, 2022 at 4:23 am
  • Leave a Reply