A little home tour sharing our white kitchen reveal and all of my favorite finds to decorate this space.
I’m so excited to be sharing our kitchen reveal with you all today!
Finding just the right kitchen decor for this space took a little bit longer than I anticipated, but I’m really happy with how it turned out!
Some of the items I found at stores near our home, a few in Atlanta, and others I ordered online.
But I made sure that all of the decor pieces I purchased can easily be found online so that if you see something you like you can easily find it for your home.
And after trying out a lot of various pieces in this space I was finally able to achieve the look I was looking for in our kitchen.
I wanted to find a balance between decor that was minimal, useful, ascetically pleasing, and within a certain color palette.
Although I love white and neutrals, I wanted there to be pops of color from natural elements like the lemons, pears, and a rosemary tree. (ps. If you are worried about how to keep a white kitchen clean click here!)
After a little trial and error with different pieces, I finally found the balance I was hoping to achieve in this space.
But before I get too far, let me share some background on the building process of our kitchen.
It was a mess!
This kitchen was a labor of love as things did not go according to plan, both during the building process and even after we moved in as it still wasn’t complete.
I showed another builder the work and he was shocked at how the carpenter had left our kitchen (this was after we moved in) and he encouraged me to speak to our contractor and have them fix/finish things properly.
Let’s just say I was so glad we decided not to have this carpenter also do our bathroom vanities or our laundry room cabinets and I’m really glad that he never got back to me about the built-ins in our living room (which is something we discussed well before he started installing our kitchen cabinets, he just never got back to me – should have been a red flag)!!
It got so bad that I never even shared our 12th month of house building update on here or Youtube (although you can find the 11 other months of updates here).
I thought about sharing the frustrating experience with you all in this post, but I really want to keep things upbeat and happy today.
But I thought it was important to share a tiny bit and to encourage you to seek out various recommendations for carpenters, to see photos of their most recent work, and to ask for phone numbers of their recent clients to get their honest opinions before hiring someone (even if you contractor recommends them!).
But enough about the cabinets/hood craziness…
Let’s move on to pleasanter conversation!
ps. I had to re-write sections of this post multiple times in order to cut out all of the stories of things that went wrong, the times I was mansplained, and how there are still some things that need fixing/adjusting… Note to self, listen to your intuition.
Fun fact: I absolutely love gazing up into trees in the summertime to enjoy their swaying green branches.
So I wanted to add some similar natural elements to our kitchen that included this summertime past time of mine.
Although fresh eucalyptus branches only last a couple of weeks, they are so beautiful and smell amazing.
I’m waiting for my favorite garden nursery to get new eucalyptus trees in stock (they said it won’t be until April), but as soon as they do I plan to pick one up to grow in our house!
A few weeks ago I saw a photo of a plant/small tree in a pot on someone’s kitchen counter and I thought it was beautiful!
Then I remembered seeing rosemary trimmed into a tree shape at the same nursery so I made a quick trip down there to pick one up for our kitchen.
When I got home I placed it in a ceramic planter that I had found a few months prior.
This little rosemary tree adds so much to the room, both in height as it draws your eye up as well as in color.
And speaking of height, it took me a while to find something just the right height for that corner.
Originally I had this marble cake stand in the corner, but it just wasn’t working with my vision for this space.
So when I found this natural and white tiered server I knew it was perfect!
Oh, and I found our indoor/outdoor rug on sale on two different websites!
I did a ton of research on rugs for busy spaces leading up to purchasing this one and I plan to share my top 12 next Thursday.
So stay tuned!
Beaded Wood Board |Salt & Pepper Holders | Utensil Crock | Large Wood Serving Bowl | Hand Towel | Large Wood Cheeseboard | Brown/Medium Cheeseboard | Round Cheeseboard | Tiered Server
Chandeliers | Barstool Chairs | Medium Glass Canister | Small Glass Canister | Small Wood Bowl | Soap Dispenser | Indoor/Outdoor Rug | Farmhouse Sink | Touch Faucet | Planter
Now onto our appliances.
Some people may think it’s silly that I have a stove range on top of our marble counters and that it is not connected to the oven below, but I did this on purpose.
We had a connected stove/oven in our last 4 homes and one of my biggest pet peeves when cooking was when things inevitably fell between the cracks of the stove and the cabinets.
I cook/bake a lot (not just for our meals, but also for my blog) and cleaning between the cracks was a pain that I wanted to avoid in this house.
Also, if you look at the photo at the very bottom of this post you may notice what looks to be like more appliances under our island counters.
We have a second oven (which is the main one that we use as it’s not in the way of the person cooking at the stove) as well as a microwave with a door that opens down under our island counters.
Before building, we tried to rearrange the kitchen multiple times to make a double wall oven unit work in this space, but we just couldn’t agree on any of the layouts.
And honestly, we are both really happy with how this layout turned out!
I just realized I forgot to include a photo of our fridge, so I added on in real fast!
Roger really wanted one of those touch screen refrigerator doors that you can also look into from your phone to see if you need to grab something while grocery shopping.
We don’t use it very often to look into our fridge from the store, but our nieces and nephews love drawing pictures on the screen whenever they come over!
People are often surprised by what you can buy on Amazon these days and honestly, we did it quite often when building our home.
Our farmhouse sink is from Amazon and last week I shared my favorite farmhouse sinks on Amazon to help anyone building or renovating their kitchen looking for inspiration.
And since I’ve had some questions on what is on the right side of our sink, I thought I’d share that it’s our trash cans!
It pulls straight out and has two trashcans in it which is helpful with all of the cooking and baking I do every week.
Well, I think that just about covers our whole kitchen!
Chandelier Lights | Ceramic Pitcher | Soap Dispenser | Round Wood Tray Holder | Large Wood Serving Bowl | Large Wood Cheeseboard | Brown/Medium Cheeseboard | Round Cheeseboard | Utensil Crock | Beaded Wood Board |Salt & Pepper Holders | Tiered Server | Planter
I hope you enjoyed our kitchen tour.
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With love, Giusti
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