Remember wayyy back to August of last year… I introduced my friend Joanna’s (of Jojotastic), kitchen project? Her space was super small, not very functional, and definitely dated (see all the before images here). I presented her with a few design plans, totally changed the layout & floor plan, then specified finishes that better fit her aesthetic. I’m happy to finally announce- her kitchen is totally finished and it looks incredible! Click through for a peek at this tiny Seattle kitchen reveal. It might be little in terms of square footage, but it certainly isn’t lacking in style…
Last year, I chatted with Joanna about her wants, needs, and dreams for this space. Even though her renovation took much longer than expected, I’m SO happy she and Sean are now loving and enjoying it. Some things are certainly worth the wait! This was definitely one of those instances. Renovations are typically stressful, emotionally trying, and never go as planned (just being honest)… this one was no exception. After some bad luck with contractors, delayed items, and other unexpected events, they navigated the rocky waters and rolled with the punches. The end result shows how much care they put into getting this space just RIGHT despite the delays. It turned out exactly as I had designed and imagined. I’m so glad they were persistent.
Our biggest goal for the kitchen was to maximize the space and add function. When dealing with a small kitchen- every inch really counts! From floating shelves to reworking the pantry and adjusting the floor plan, it looks SO much more open and is definitely more functional. This is what it looked like a year ago, before we started the project…
And today… this is what the stunning, modern eclectic Seattle kitchen looks like:
Quite the difference, right?! If you’re wondering how we opened things up, I’ll share the floor plan I reworked below…
Joanna tells me Lucy and Noodle are loving their new kitchen (anything for the dogs). I love seeing Lucy curled up on that gorgeous rug beneath the sink. I joke that I only design spaces for people if I can match their pets or use them for color palette inspiration. Haha! She was basically made for this vignette.
You’ll also notice some similarities to our previous kitchen in this space. Joanna also went with black stainless Kitchenaid appliances, the same white farmhouse sink, a Delta Trinsic faucet, the cabinetry is actually the same brand that we’re using in our new kitchen, and that STUNNING marble is from Polycor. They carry my favorite natural stones. Remember my marble fireplace and soapstone countertops (which we’re doing again in our new kitchen)? If you’re curious about why I’m a fan of natural stone- check out this post. It’s kind of a misunderstood material.
I’m so thankful Joanna asked me to help her tackle the kitchen and design the space. As a long time Jojotastic fan (I swear- all of her recipes are longtime favorites), I was so honored and flattered she wanted to work with me on such a special space in her home. For someone who is a passionate cook, the kitchen is a sacred place. I’m happy I had the opportunity to help give Sean & Joanna a wonderful space to make memories in and call home. Those two deserve nothing but the best! Emmett and I can’t wait to go visit them in Seattle soon. We’re dying to go out on their boat and soak up a bit of the Pacific Northwest. I also HAVE to see this space in person, after lots of FaceTime sessions.
Trust me when I say, you’ll want to check out the entire reveal on Joanna’s blog.
She shares TONS of images, information, and every single source. I loved being apart of this one! Go show her some love if you have time to leave a comment. It would mean a lot to the both of us!
*photography by Joanna Hawley for jojotastic.