TWO posts in one day?! I must be losing my mind. Earlier today I shared a really fun client kitchen and just couldn’t squeeze everything into a single post. As promised, this post contains alllll the resources and a ‘Get the Look’ roundup, along with a few more images… in case you’re wondering where everything came from. So far, everyone is loving that $30 rug. Click through for the details.
01: ikea laxarby cabinets // 02: loft pendant // 03: subway tile // 04: round cabinet knob // 05: geo drawer pull // 06: caesarstone london grey quartz countertop // 07: brass trinsic faucet // 08: apron front kitchen sink // 09: slate soap dish // 10: striped kitchen towel // 11: vintage wool kilim
Cabinetry: As you know, we had the IKEA cabinets modified. We used the Laxarby line (#1) and the homeowners painted the uppers white.
Lighting: If the pendant (#2) above the sink looks familiar, that’s because it’s the same one we installed in our old dining room. I love that thing and it was the perfect fixture for this space! Dru & Brooke love wood tones and the industrial look. The large chandelier actually hangs above a eat-in dining area, that I’ll be sharing next week.
Hardware: This hardware shop (#4 + #5) is one of my very favorites! Jacqueline actually used this same company for her hardware (read that post here!). They have the best handmade, heavy brass hardware. We selected simple, modern, geometric for Dru & Brooke’s kitchen.
Countertop: I honestly had a tough time deciding between Caesarstone’s London Grey and Nobel Grey quartz swatches- they’re super similar. My initial preference was Nobel Grey, but due to shipping and inventory, London Grey made more sense and that was the homeowner’s first choice. In the end, I think it works perfectly and keeps the space feeling light and airy like we intended. The waterfall edge was an intentional design decision, which also made the most of our single slab. We used all the material without any waste.
Plumbing Fixtures: I’m not going to lie… our first faucet preference was not the Delta Trinsic (#7) that ended up in the space. Brooke loved the faucet in my old kitchen, and had her heart set on the Brizo Solna. However, they discontinued the brass color we wanted and we could not source it anywhere. Believe me- I tried. After multiple failed orders, we opted for the next closest product. It ended up being a good thing because it was much less expensive and saved room in the budget. We also considered using IKEA’s farmhouse sink because it fit the odd sized IKEA cabinets. I just wasn’t happy with the overall aesthetic and convinced them to spend more on a nice black, Blanco sink (#8) since they saved money on the faucet. That sink is indestructible and made of silgranite (crushed granite powder). Overall, it was the best case scenario for the plumbing fixtures.
Accessories: I found some really great accessories in person at my local World Market (#9, #10, and #11). I scored a vintage rug, a turkish kitchen towel, and a heavy slate soap dish. You can find more kitchen accessories here.
Appliances: All of their appliances are Whirlpool and so far, they’re obsessed. The biggest difference was moving their microwave from the countertop to over the range. That saved a ton of counter space! Brooke also splurged for a fancy coffee maker… much like me, that lady appreciates a good americano!
If you guys have any questions about the sources or process, drop me a comment below! I’d love to hear your feedback. I’ve had requests for a budget breakdown, so I’ll work on throwing that together.
I also thought I should link our amazing contractors for this project… if you’re local, we loved working with:
- JP Hilton Construction, for the tile backsplash
- Cobble Creek Countertops, for countertop fabrication
- Zane Church & Make Design, for the IKEA cabinet installation and modifications
*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Caeserstone, as they generously provided us a quartz slab. All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that allow us to create unique content while featuring products we truly use and enjoy!