Like I have reported in the earlier carrying out a gut reno, specifically during a pandemic is not for the faint of coronary heart. We were being lucky ample to be capable to transfer in with my mothers and fathers and when the hits held coming with delays, we have been okay and had someplace to keep. The last time I updated you on the home we had gotten all new wooden floors and had started to update the entrance of the household! Electrical and plumbing had been all done and partitions were up! That meant that the kitchen area I experienced been dreaming up in my head was prepared to come to life.

In our previous household, we gutted the kitchen area ourselves and then intended it and installed it ourselves. It was a huge undertaking, but we had been so enthusiastic to be house owners and did not have kids nevertheless so we had the time to do it all on our own. We went with white cabinetry, black counter tops to give me the look of soapstone, subway tile backsplash, a massive farm sink, grasscloth wallpapered ceiling, and painted floors! Our previous residence was a cottage and I needed to honor that with the vibe of the kitchen.



I loved individuals floors. We didn’t do them right away, but the wooden floors in the kitchen area had a little bit of drinking water damage in specified areas and the discoloration always bothered me, so I decided to give it a go and paint them the prettiest shade of jade inexperienced that reminded me of jadeite milk glass.

I had a really hard time allowing go of my old home. It was our first property and we poured our coronary heart and soul into it. So, in this dwelling, I have carried out small things as an ode to the outdated household. Matters that would make this new house feel familiar and like dwelling to us appropriate absent. When I to start with commenced executing it in the design and style approach, I didn’t even comprehend it! But the far more the patterns progressed the extra I understood I was recreating small times from the outdated house. I digress, back to the kitchen design and style we go. When we started out discussing the strategy for the new kitchen’s look I was not bought on white cupboards. I definitely enjoy white cabinetry in a kitchen. They are a common and you really just can’t go erroneous with them, but we experienced just had a white kitchen area and I needed to switch issues up. Gray is not in my vocabulary so that was quickly out. I needed a thing with a punch and thankfully kitchen cabinets have come a extensive way and there are now so numerous vibrant options. Navy and muted shades of green are really preferred at the second so, I instantly disregarded them. I have a tendency to stray away from trendy choices in property decor and even though navy and muted greens are tremendous very I did not want to have a kitchen that other people have found. What was a lady to do? Effectively, this girl was carrying out her study on all of the numerous cabinetry manufacturers and custom made possibilities and fell head around heels in really like with a shade identified as Waterscape in a doorway style called Amelia by Diamond.

Promptly a strategy arrived with each other!


Doesn’t waterscape remind you of my kitchen area flooring? It was great! Specifically what I needed and thankfully for me, Jon loved it as properly. We appeared at all of the other colours available in the Amelia doorway model and we could not get over waterscape. I went and received a sample of it and painted it on a segment of the kitchen partitions in buy to be capable to pop around to the house in the course of the renovation and see if I continue to beloved it. It’s a daring color and I did not want to get exhausted of it. Every single time I noticed it, I cherished it even more. I started off noticing that other items in my home had been a similar jade inexperienced coloration. From our dining chairs to peeks of it in our dishes. It was a shade that I have constantly cherished. It is even in my branding and highlighted on my site in diverse spots. It was intended to be!

Now as a designer I get the job done in a whole lot of diverse spaces in a house, but when it arrives to kitchens I like having the support of a kitchen designer. Building a kitchen is not just cabinetry. There are filler parts, attractive plates, and all of the organizational elements that go as a substitute of the cabinetry. We experienced an strategy of the layout we needed and even experienced a floor program down to the specific size kitchen area cabinets we wished, but I required affirmation that it all built feeling from a particular person that styles kitchens day in and working day out. Enter Michael, the kitchen area designer at my neighborhood LOWES where by the Diamond line is exclusively carried.

Up coming week I’m heading to share the kitchen design and style strategy we came up with and share how the working experience went!

But for now, I’m likely to leave you with right before photographs of what we were beginning with!





It can only get far better from there!

Want to see the worst portion? The hallway top into the kitchen experienced a shower in it. Yup, just a shower, not a toilet. A skinny shower stall with a shower doorway.


We did not need to have a hallway shower stall so this was quickly on the plans to be a butler’s pantry!

So a lot goodness is coming your way!