Hello! Well, it has sure been awhile since I’ve been on blog, especially with house updates, and I have so many to share now! Things have been happening with #EgbertHouseRevival —and I wanted to show progress on the kitchen because it’s the most far along at this point. If you need a little refresher check my past post for a quick intro and some of our initial inspiration. I’m calling the overall look and feel ‘fresh farmhouse’ because it has a traditional aesthetic but with modern finishes and a sprinkle of fun and quirky. Copper is a key inspiration in this space, but I was careful to not go overboard and feel too theme-y. My mother has a pretty large collection of copper kitchen accessories so I wanted to create a backdrop that complemented these pieces, while ultimately fitting her style and making sure it was functional and utilitarian. She is a wonderful cook and loves to host parties so this kitchen needs to be her crowned jewel. And it’s certainly on track to do so!
So as you can see from these ‘before’ photos that the word ‘gut’ and ‘demolish’ and ‘start over’ have been thrown around quite a bit! The appliances are old and the hardware is old and everything needs to go! Before we started knocking down walls we all sat down and reflected on what the main sore spots of the kitchen were.
After going through the space and photos and highlighting the main points of change I then put together a floor plan to explore some different options. While I tried some options of different appliance arrangements it turned out that, generally, the current set up of the kitchen actually worked pretty well and made sense. We made some tweaks though, the biggest being removing the weird peninsula jutting out and removing the built in wall oven and replacing it with a pantry cabinet. There was no existing pantry or food storage other than the cabinets when we moved in.
Using the inspiration board as reference I started making calls on some of the final selections. The backsplash tiles and cabinets were the first to be ordered since they had the longest lead times. I’m really excited about the tile situation and decided that I wanted it to be the focal point on the kitchen. So with that in mind I built a moodboard, which probably more functions as final selections board although some things have inevitably changed.
This is it—the final design board! As you can see, we kept things neutral and clean but brought in bold hits with the tiles and textiles and added interest with the minimal copper accents. And you guys, these tiles!! They’re the most beautiful deep green clay tiles from Fireclay Tile. I have been dying to use them on a project and knew this special space would need special tile. IT’S STUNNING and I want to do a whole post devoted to it. It’s not a sponsorship or anything, just my undying love for the product!
What do you think?! Can’t wait for the follow up post where your demolition-loving heart is going to freak! I wasn’t kidding when I said gut job!