I was over at the house yesterday getting the remaining windows measured so we can finalize all of the window treatment orders. The kitchen island and the fireplace have been painted and I am loving the grey! They were also setting the counter-tops. I am in love!
I thought I would share the elements that will make up the space. You all know I’ve selected Bianco Macabus Quartzite (see close up of it in our butler’s pantry above), that the perimeter cabinets are white (glaze TBD) and the island is grey. The kitchen backsplash is being done in an Ann Sacks field tile with a decorative tile at the bottom. The first image below shows the color of subway tiles (which will be 3×6)….the second, the shape of the decorative tile…..but it will be in the same pale grey. We are also doing matching tile casing around the over-sink window and carrying the backsplash up the wall in that space.
For over the kitchen table, I finally bit the bullet and ordered the custom Niermann Weeks chandelier that I have loved for so long.
I think this fixture will soften the look in the room….as the below Visual Comfort pendants (2) are going over the island. I like that the chandelier will not obstruct views into the adjoining family room.
I have shared the table I am using in the kitchen before. It is from Wisteria and being from Dallas I was able to go sit at the table before purchasing!
The main chairs around the table will be these from Guildmaster in a Vintage White finish.
We are going with the below barstools, also from Lee Industries. They’ll have a weathered white finish and the fabric swatch below will be the upholstery on both the barstools and the host / hostess chairs. These are such comfy barstools!
Honestly, this is the only decision I’ve made where I’ve had to convince my husband to trust me. The walls are a pale grey….I don’t think this room is going to be overly feminine. Lucky for me…..he is willing to trust. I did show him this next photo to illustrate this fabric used on windows.
I am planning to do the below mirror over the mantel….if you have read my blog from the beginning you will know I’ve loved this piece for a LONG time and am very happy that Wisteria now has a nice version available. Again, I’ve seen it and really liked it in person.
So, there you have the current progress in the kitchen. It is coming along…still need to finalize hardware (I want a very simple look…..just trying to find ones without too wide of a backplate as we don’t have a lot of room on our cabinet drawers because of the way the panel is raised.) This is what I am working through at the moment…..
I am not planning to do a rug in the eating area at this point…..with little kids I think it is just not the most practical. What are your thoughts about rugs or no rugs in the kitchen? I’d love to hear.
So, there you have it….current progress. I cannot believe we will be in this kitchen cooking, living and making memories in just over a month!