Hi, everyone! I am so excited to finally be sharing this blog post with you! It has been a long time coming, but I assure you, worth the wait. I have been working with my client, Abigail for over 6 months now and she has been an absolute joy to work with- the ideal client, really. She knew what she wanted, was open to suggestions, and trusted the process. When I first met Abi, she was planning a full kitchen remodel in their gorgeous, yet slightly outdated farmhouse and wanted to keep with the country/farmhouse theme while adding her funky style to it. She called it "Kardashian Meets Farmhouse" and I couldn't have said it better myself.
I knew right away this was going to be a fun project and that the before & after was going to be drastic. The kitchen layout was a great starting point, but I needed to brighten things up and bring my client's personality into this space.
Let's take a look at the kitchen "BEFORE" photos:
As you can see, we had a lot of space to work with, and a relatively great floor plan. From the first time Abigail and I met, we talked about removing the built in desk in the dining area (pictured in the second photo) and the dry bar/built in behind the island (pictured in the third photo). Although not changing the floor plan too drastically, I knew removing these cabinets would help open this space up a lot.
Going along with the "Kardashian Meets Farmhouse" theme, Abigail knew from the get go that she wanted the signature Kardashian black and white tile flooring, so that was my starting point. Below are the initial design boards I presented to Abi:
I chose classic white shaker cabinets to go along with the 24" floor tiles and warmed up the design by adding modern brass hardware, wood finishes and jute touches. Luckily for me, Abi was open to a fun wallpaper because I knew it was just what this space needed to incorporate her "funky" style.
As you will see, there were subtle changes made from the design boards to the final design, but the overall look and aesthetic is the same.
Now for everyones favorite part: the AFTER photos!!
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One of my favorite things in Abi's new kitchen is the beautiful butcher block countertop on her island. Abi and I joke about this, because she was very unsure about a wooden top, but I pushed for it because I knew we would need a bit of a warmth atop all of the black and white. The warmth of the butcher block matched with the shiplap base makes for a cozy farmhouse feel in a very modern space.
Designer Tip: Since the layout of the kitchen wasn't changing much, we were able to keep the existing cupboard bases, while just adding new painted fronts and hardware. This is a great money saver for anyone thinking about renovating!
Island Pendant Lights: IKEA Ranarp
Gallery Wall: IKEA Ribba Frames
These beautiful floating shelves were custom made to match the island butcher block, and the green wallpaper (my favorite!) is tied in with the matching wall in the dining nook.
So... what do you guys think? A pretty drastic change, eh? Here is a little side by side action to get a better idea:
Interested in any of the items seen in this post? Shop directly by clicking on the links below. And if you enjoyed this kitchen transformation please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts! Sidenote: I also helped Abi restyle her living room and entryway and will be featuring a blog post on those spaces soon so keep an eye out! Until then, you can stay updated via my Instagram @decorandmoredesigns and as always, thanks for reading!
Wall Color: "Mindful Grey" by Sherwin Williams
Cabinet Color: "White Dove" by Benjamin Moore
Floor Tile: 24 inch matte black & gloss white with 1/8" grout lines.
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