It’s been a few weeks since our last remodel update. I’ve been steeped in the final design details – because we’re actually going to move in, like super soon! It’s still al little hard to believe. Rather than get overwhelmed by the upcoming moving process, I’m choosing to daydream about our soon-to-be finished spaces. I’m particularly excited to finally get to cook in our kitchen. Basically, it’s my dream come to life! I can’t wait to reveal the entire room for you, but I thought I’d share my initial design inspiration to tide you over for now.


Even though our Victorian is 140+ years old, I wanted to juxtapose a modern kitchen against the backdrop of historic design details we’re painstakingly maintaining throughout the house. For the modern elements think flat-front lower cabinetry, minimalist lines and sleek fixtures in a muted color palette of warm grays. There will also be touches of white and hardwood to add some brightness and warmth to the space. This look and feel will counter the house’s antiqued hardwood floors, crowning molding, arched doorways and traditional ceiling medallions. I love the tension of the two styles intermingling. I’m also a sucker for the too cool for school open shelving trend (I truly think it will stand the test of time) so we’ve decided to go with lower cabinets only. Everything else will be open. I think this makes kitchens much warmer and more welcoming. Plus I get to display my ever-growing glassware collection. It’s a sickness.

Of course it wouldn’t be a dream kitchen without state of the art appliances. I didn’t know it was possible to get so excited about a refrigerator but I’m counting down the days until I open the door to my Thermador fridge for the first time.

While things are still not quite ready for the big reveal, there’s a little taste of where the kitchen is headed. I can confidently say the final product is going to be worth the year long wait!


serge mouille chandelier // thermador range // silestone counters in zeus and lusso // kohler promaster faucet // thermador refrigerator // salad tongs // japanese cast iron frying pan



images via april & may and d pages

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  1. Can not wait to see the final result. It is going to be breathtaking, I just know it!