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!

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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!

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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.

 Core Tec Flooring in Pinnical Oak

Core Tec Flooring in Pinnical Oak

For the floors, I’m leaning towards a bleached oak, to keep the palette light and airy.  

 Main Kitchen Faucet, Pull Down from  Waterstone .

Main Kitchen Faucet, Pull Down from Waterstone.

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?

  Alno  Cube Pulls

Alno Cube Pulls

For sinks, I’m thinking white fireclay undermounts. Simple and classic, and undermounts are the easiest to keep clean.

 Main Sink,  Rohl

Main Sink, Rohl

 Bar Sink,  Alno  “Penny”

Bar Sink, Alno “Penny”

And for the finishing touch, lighting, I’m thinking strong, classic shapes in white and chrome.

 Goodman Large Hanging Lamp, Thomas O’Brien for  Circa .

Goodman Large Hanging Lamp, Thomas O’Brien for Circa.

 Antonio Ajustable Two Arm Wall Lamp, Thomas O’Brien for  Circa .

Antonio Ajustable Two Arm Wall Lamp, Thomas O’Brien for Circa.

I’d love to hear your input on my selections. Remember: nothing is set in stone just yet! 

 Beth Lindsey Interior Design

Beth Lindsey Interior Design

Warmly, 

Beth