Monday, July 22, 2013

{Modern Farmhouse} Cottage Kitchen Reveal

Our complete kitchen renovation started innocently enough. I was working with Holly Mathis on our living room, and I told her that one day I'd like to address the kitchen and dining rooms, which are very open to the living room.

She said it would be ideal if we could do them all at once. It didn't take much urging after that......we did want to add a gas cook top, afterall, and we were never happy with the original kitchen. Before you knew it, wabam, a complete kitchen reno was in the works.

We are now 95% complete, but I am jumping the gun to show you the space now.  We are waiting on a few finishing details that judging from past experience, will take a while to complete.

There are so many details that I want to tell you about! Today I'm going to mainly show you pictures, and will go over all the details in future posts. You're going to be sick of hearing about this kitchen by the time I'm through with it.

Our Modern Farmhouse, Cottage Kitchen: 

I really couldn't tell you what my favorite thing is about our new kitchen, there's just so dang much I love. However, the new Viking range would surely be very near the top: adore it! Our cooking has changed and improved so much. A very worthy investment!

You can read about our island's pine top here and here. I still love, love, love it.

If you ever have the option to add a pot filler, do it. It's one of my favorite gadgets in the kitchen. You don't know what you're missing until you have one!

We also questioned adding a plain subway backsplash, but Holly persisted, and as usual, she was totally right. LOVE it!

I really toiled with the decision to add open shelving. I loved the look, but wasn't sure about the practicality (ie dust). I also really needed a lot of closed storage. I am happy to report that I am in LOVE with the open shelves. In fact, I'm now wishing there were more!

The counters are Danby White marble, from Vermont. Thoughts and outpouring of adoration for our new counters in an upcoming post.

Moen faucet. I'm going to go over all our choices and every detail for you, including what I think of this faucet and all our other choices.

If you've noticed the extra hole in the marble, we are still waiting on our water filtration system (important here since we are on a well).

Visual Comfort antiqued brass pendants. I'm in love with the finish. These were a splurge, but so worth it. Unfortunately, they are one of the finishing details we are waiting on; one came missing a part, and with a dented shade, but we should have the replacement soon, and then I'll take a better picture for you so you can really get a feel for them in the space!

The upper cabinets extend to 10 feet. They are backed in beadboard, and I've placed some brown transferware in them.  It is tricky to get a good picture of these cabinets. Yes, I stood on the island to take this picture for you ;)

You can read the details about the breakfast nook cabinet in my last post, here.

This kitchen is absolutely a dream come true. I adore every detail, and feel so blessed! We completely renovated our kitchen in our last home (you can see that here), and while I loved that space, I have to say, I think this kitchen is more classic, timeless, and definitely more in keeping with my style, and the style of our current home.

I can't thank Holly enough for giving us the nudge we needed to just do it, and for guiding the selections for this space. Our collaborations created the kitchen of my dreams!

Linking my kitchen reveal to these parties:

I'd love for you to follow along with me on Instagram,  Pinterest, and Twitter.


Gee Singh Newbanks said...[Reply to comment]

Closing mouth now. It was hanging open the whole time. Beautiful!!! Andrea, I am speechless.. and that is not an easy feat to accomplish.
Hugs, Gee

Connie said...[Reply to comment]

Gorgeous kitchen . . . I love white kitchens :)

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...[Reply to comment]

Gorgeous! Love that Viking range!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...[Reply to comment]

Love, love, love it, Andrea. Those brass pendants are fabulous and I can't wait to see more. So jealous of that range.

Jenny said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea, it's STUNNING! Oh my goodness - so many beautiful features - I love how they all work together. I'm smitten with your pendants, for sure - well worth the splurge! And the open shelves are fantastic. Love your cabinet hardware too - where did you get it? Beautiful job!

rachel said...[Reply to comment]

Your kitchen is so gorgeous!!!! I love every little detail!!!

Calypso In The Country said...[Reply to comment]

Wow - it really is a dream come true! I love every detail. Enjoy!

Stacey said...[Reply to comment]

Just couldn't be any better! It's beautiful.

Stacy said...[Reply to comment]

Oh it is just beautiful. What a vision your kitchen is. It really makes me want to gut my kitchen and start all over again too! I still think the pot filler is fabulous.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...[Reply to comment]

Gorgeous! Love our open shelving and marble counter tops!
Would love for you to hop over and share at Amaze Me Monday...

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...[Reply to comment]

Just beautiful, Andrea, every single thing!

Anita said...[Reply to comment]

Love, love love it! I am especially drooling over the marble:-) Gorgeous!

Pine Tree Home said...[Reply to comment]

There are so many things that I love about this kitchen, but my very most favorite is how it's all white and the doorway trim is that.

Serendipity Refined said...[Reply to comment]

Wow! It's gorgeous! Well done!

Junkchiccottage said...[Reply to comment]

OMG!!!! How beautiful is that kitchen. I love every inch. So gorgeous.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...[Reply to comment]

What a gorgeous kitchen! I love every single detail.

Christine Graves said...[Reply to comment]

What a the way it showcases your dishes too.

chateau chic said...[Reply to comment]

Your kitchen is stunning, Andrea! I'm sure you're enjoying it. I love the lantern hanging over the island.
Mary Alice

FABBY'S LIVING said...[Reply to comment]

Stunning kitchen my friend! Such fun to cook in that fabulous place! Big hugs,

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...[Reply to comment]

Oh wow, your kitchen is so lovely. I adore your shelves and the lighting is perfect. What a fabulous space. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that is ongoing.
Hugs, Marty

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...[Reply to comment]

Hello Andrea - I am truly loving the Farmhouse look lately - your kitchen renovation is marvelous - love the open shelving, the cabinets and the subway tile - beautiful.

shannon kinna said...[Reply to comment]

Love the whole look! All the "new rooms" are beautiful!! love your style! Curious..did you replace your cabinets or have them painted?? Im toying with haveing mine painted. Also just ordered the Bolton lantern for my two story foyer,..hoping it will be large enough :) love it in your kitchen!! Thanks Shannon

Vanessa said...[Reply to comment]

Gorgeous kitchen!

Dawn@ We Call It said...[Reply to comment]

I'm SO glad I found this. This is JUST what I was thinking of doing to our kitchen, but I was afraid white cabinets, white countertops, and white backsplash was too much white. It isn't, it's great! Now I can show hubby and hopefully convince him we need to paint our orangy-stained cabinets. Thanks and it is gorgeous! Take care - Dawn

Hayley @Texas Girl in Philly said...[Reply to comment]

The whole kitchen is just gorgeous!

Wild Oak Designs said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful!! What a lovely kitchen, with all the bells and whistles! Great job!

Becca said...[Reply to comment]

Absolutely amazing! It's so bright and inviting! I love everything about it ... congrats!

Kim said...[Reply to comment]

Seriously, I would never leave this room...

Elizabeth BlueClearSky said...[Reply to comment]

So very pretty and it looks like it is extremely functional too. Love the pot filler.

Entertaining Women said...[Reply to comment]

Superb! I know that you must be so thrilled. Cherry Kay

Karen @ A Stylish Interior said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea, I found your post via Stone Gable and I'm so glad I did! Your kitchen is gorgeous! I would love to feature it on Stylish Feature Friday, linking back to you, of course. Please let me know if you are interested.

Shannon said...[Reply to comment]

I'm loving all of your renovations and redecorating you have done! Everything is so timeless and gorgeous. You have done an amazing job!!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...[Reply to comment]

It looks fabulous! I love it all!

Jody and Stan said...[Reply to comment]

Fantastic Kitchen! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays! New Follower!


Barbwire Pretty said...[Reply to comment]

Thanks for the inspiration.
Blessings from Canada.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...[Reply to comment]

Dear Andrea -

Your kitchen is fabulous, and should be featured in a magazine. Looks totally 100% complete to me.

I love all the selections: classic, beautiful and tasteful.

Once again, you all and Holly did an amazing job - another great collaboration. Any more projects coming up at your place? :)

Tone on Tone

flowerlady464 said...[Reply to comment]

This kitchen is all that and a bag of chips! Have not been excited about the resurgence of brass...I did brass in the 80's and am finally free of it...but those pendants are gorgeous! Love the over sized lantern fixture too!

Kelly said...[Reply to comment]

Your new kitchen is really beautiful! I love the choices you made. I think my favorite part is your viking range with the pot filler above it and the mantel style hood. I think a stove is a great place for a focal point in the kitchen. Love how you used wood on top of the island and seperated it from the rest of the counter tops. I know you must really enjoy cooking in there now.

Finding Home said...[Reply to comment]

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Ryann Hoyer said...[Reply to comment]

“This kitchen is absolutely a dream come true.”- Good news is, this is real for you. This is a stunning and elegant looking kitchen. From color choice to the smallest detail, it all complements one another. Where did you get your inspiration? -->Ryann Hoyer @

Kim Hood said...[Reply to comment]

Your kitchen is beautiful!! I love the little windows in the upper cabinets. Everything is gorgeous - nice job!
Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

FABBY'S LIVING said...[Reply to comment]

Absolutely gorgeous kitchen! I love the layout of your kitchen, it makes for more wall for cabinets, which are wonderful and so high, too! I love how you used all the space you had for them too. Everything you did is perfect and very well thought out. I also love your pot faucet...can you imagine, my hubby didn't want to place one when we redid ours, lol.. Thanks for sharing, I totally love it!

Robin said...[Reply to comment]

so gorgeous! I came over from Laura's (finding home) fb page and I'm gonna share it on mine! Love it all xo
All Things Heart and Home

Amanda said...[Reply to comment]

Love, love, love! What color paint is on the wall? Great job!

Anne Boykin said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Thanks for sharing your lovely kitchen with us!

Sandy said...[Reply to comment]

Wow! I love every inch of your kitchen! In fact, I love it so much I would put a cot in the kitchen and sleep there at night (just kidding) but I would NEVER want to leave this space, sigh. Some day I hope to have a large kitchen for now I must remain content with my small galley kitchen. Love the brass pendant too! Congrats on being featured at French Country Cottage!

Carol said...[Reply to comment]

OMGOSH, your kitchen is gloriously beautiful!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...[Reply to comment]

Your kitchen is gorgeous! It's the perfect combination of modern and farmhouse!

Dakota Creek Chic said...[Reply to comment]

So pretty...I love every single detail. It looks so great, you did a really fabulous job with the design. Makes me really want to paint my cabinets white!

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