Kitchen Reveal & Design Tips
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Sharing the full reveal and design of our latest project! This dream kitchen design with white oak cabinetry and marble countertops is full of little details!
I suppose it’s about time that I shared a full blog post revealing the kitchen design of our latest Boxwood Avenue Interiors project which we have been referring to as the Rain Shadow project.
This home is build by Bowlin Built, and was a spec home. I was super honored to get to work on this project, it was really fun to have the opportunity to design a dream home from scratch!
We wrapped this project last September, and have shared a few snippets on social and within other blog posts, but it’s always nice to have a dedicated blog post to share the design sources and tips with you! So…let’s go!
This kitchen we so much fun to design because I got to work with my favorite custom cabinet maker in Reno to create a beautiful custom stain!
The cabinets are made of white oak and finished with a stain we created called “the butternut” ;). It’s rich and warm and compliments the floor beautifully.
The white oak from the cabinetry is carried throughout the rest of the home to add warmth and texture!
Tile & Countertop Materials
I always like using natural materials for countertops. Quartz is my least favorite material because it feels so cold. Believe it or not, I actually prefer concrete countertops to quartz!
If you’re hoping to find something durable, yet natural, you can opt for soapstone, granite, or quartzite.
The backsplash material is white Cloe tile. It is in an offset pattern and installed without the use of spacers to give it a more handmade look (impersonating the look of zellige tile).
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I balanced the budget throughout the rest of the home to splurge on the beautiful kitchen faucet from House of Rohl.
The finish is polished nickel, which blends so beautifully with stainless steel and brass. I love mixing metals in kitchens and bathrooms, it adds so much character!
Oh I am a sucker for mixing hardware styles throughout a kitchen – a nice blend of pulls, knobs, and bin pulls!
Just like mixing metals, this adds a layer of dimension and makes for a more beautifully designed space!
Choosing lighting for open floor plans can be tricky! We took great consideration into the lighting of this space, but guess what? The sconces on the side of the range were actually a last minute fix because the lighting we initially selected didn’t arrive in time for our photo shoot!
Ultimately, they turned out beautiful, but I still think the picture lights we initially selected would’ve been stunning had they arrived in time!
More sneaky details… You also might not have noticed it, but I’ll tell ya anyways – the trim is missing from this kitchen! Another thing that didn’t arrive in time for our photoshoot, so we just had to roll with it! The trim was custom made to match the cabinetry and was unfortunately delayed.
I get DM’s asking for the link to these stools daily, bet you can’t believe they came from Wayfair! They were the perfect modern touch for this kitchen!
Shop Them: Counter Stools
If you are stuck on selecting kitchen stools, be sure to check out my post all about modern farmhouse stools!
The rest of the decor is from our shop! The cutting boards, mirror, and all other countertop decor can be found at Boxwood Avenue Mercantile!
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