Behind the Scenes: My Kitchen Selections
Renovations are enormously rewarding - there is nothing better than seeing the finished rooms after months and months of planning and work. And one of my favorite parts of the process is the finish selection phase; it makes the anticipation even better! Today I’m thrilled to showcase some of the decisions I’ve made for my own new kitchen - let’s take a look!
I know I want to use a Calacatta Belgia Slab from Walker Zanger. It’s the perfect mix of grays and whites with enough warmth to not feel sterile. Now my big decision will be whether to run the same slab as a backsplash? My other backsplash option is Quartet pattern tiles from the Robert A.M. Stern Collection, again from Walker Zanger. They have just enough surface detail to be unique, but calming at the same time. I love both options equally, so this decision will be a tough one!
I’m thinking of painting the cabinets a very soft, neutral gray, like one of the above from Benjamin Moore. These two shades have just enough color to pop against white walls, and they will also pick up some of the warm gray of the stone counters. The wall color will be Sherman Williams Pure White.
For the floors, I’m leaning towards a bleached oak, to keep the palette light and airy.
The next big decision is hardware. I knew i wanted modern and sleek, but also craved some detail to feel more transitional. These are the faucet and hardware selections I’m leaning towards, and I’m pretty sure I am going to go with a classic (chrome/nickel) finish for them as well. A little sparkle is always nice, right?
For sinks, I’m thinking white fireclay undermounts. Simple and classic, and undermounts are the easiest to keep clean.
And for the finishing touch, lighting, I’m thinking strong, classic shapes in white and chrome.
I’d love to hear your input on my selections. Remember: nothing is set in stone just yet!