Hey, y’all! Today I’m happy to say, I am sharing my favorite room in the new house, my modern farmhouse kitchen. From faucets, hardware and fixtures to paint colors, tile selection and decor, I’m giving you boos all the deets! 🙂 Check out my IGTV over on Instagram for a video tour of this space! See below for links to everything.
The Kitchen by far is the space I get asked about the most, especially the countertops and island paint. Let’s get to those babies ASAP! Although the island looks a bit navy in pictures, it’s actually black. I selected Sherwin Williams “Tricorn Black” for not only the kitchen but the barn doors and front door as well. I wanted black to be an accent “color” throughout the home. And yes, I’m well aware black isn’t technically a “color”, but ya know what I mean! 😉
One of the hardest choices to make for me was countertop materials. I wanted the kitchen to be simple and clean and that meant I was on the hunt for white stone. I didn’t want to use marble as it is not durable and stains easily. This is NO lie. If I could give any advice for kitchen counters, steer clear of marble!! You will not be happy. I looked at numerous granites, not liking any of the designs and coloring. I finally got to the conclusion, I was going to need to use quartz. It is non-porous so it resists staining and there are numerous white options I liked. I was still struggling as I felt quartz looked a little too modern for the farmhouse style I was after. I decided to go to one more slab yard to take a peek, and this is where I discovered quartzite… I found a beautiful white stone with little blackish streaks – legit, perfect! I was warned that since the stone was so strong, it would be much harder to work with. I took a chance, and I’m happy to say we found a great sub that installed it beautifully! They took the 2cm quartzite and mitered the edge so the face/lip of the counters where 2″. This is a way to make the slab appear thicker. Genius! 🙂
As I mentioned above, the overall style of the kitchen (and house,) is modern farmhouse. This means I took rustic elements like reclaimed wood beams, barn doors, shiplap walls and subway tile and mixed it with modern touches of brushed brass hardware and white countertops. I’ve linked everything I used below as well as my fun kitchen items and decor. If you scroll down (I posted A LOT of pics), you will get to the back kitchen where we have our bar area, another sink and the pantry. This design is my favorite detail of the house. We love to entertain and having another area, separate from the main kitchen space, was important. Everyone always hangs out around the island and not seeing food prep or dirty dishes was important to me! Ya, I’m a neat freak thanks to my Type A personality 😉 If you head over to my IGTV Kitchen Tour video, it will give you a better idea of how the space is laid out.
Please comment below with any questions. Always happy to help!
H O M E // Morning, guys!✨ I just added a new knit throw to my living room setup and loving it!🥰 This beaut is under $50 and part of my new home find roundup over on SBKliving.com! Head to the blog for more deals!! Sharing a closer look on my Story and linking everything in this space on the LTK app! More home finds coming your way this week!!🏠
H O M E // Refreshed my bathroom with a beautiful new runner a la @wayfair #ad It was only $61 and the perfect addition to this space! The touches of black fit in nicely with my hardware, faucets and mirrors. I find SO many great finishes, furniture and decor at Wayfair including my farmhouse faucets & barn light fixtures! Update a room in your home starting from $39 AND receive fast, free shipping on order over $35! Sharing a closer look at my bathroom and rug on my Story and linking it on the LTK app! #wayfairathome
S A L E A L E R T // My favorite floor mirror in allllll of the land is on major SALE!! 25% off!! This beauty is rarely discounted so get it while it’s hot!!🔥🔥🔥 Today only!! I have the 7’ in “antique black”🖤 It also comes in gold and silver✨ This mirror is perf for a bedroom, large entryway or living space! Shop it and this space on the LTK app!!
H A L L O W E E N // Just a bunch of bones💀💀💀 Looks a bit diff than last year - swipe right to see!😜 Luke wanted my caption to say, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but Covid will never stop my Halloween spirit!”🖤👻🕸 I think he nailed it!! Muhahahaha!! We enjoyed a day hanging as a fam and dressed up as skeletons - why not?!!💀 Wishing y’all a great Saturday night! Any Halloween movies happening tonight?🧙🏻♀️🧙🏻♂️ We are currently watching all the Harry Potters from start to finish - number 6 happening tonight!✨🔮
Shop our #halloween customers over on the LTK as well as out entry decor!! #sbkliving
H O M E // Layers on layers for the perfect cozy bedroom! I just added sheepskin rugs to each side of our bed and loving it!! B is also a big fan!🐶 These beauties are on major SALE at 42% off!! I have the 2’x6’ size option😉 Sharing them on today’s story and linking this space over on the LTK app!🏠 #sbkliving Happy Saturday, babes!!
BABY EATS // Ford is a great eater if y’all couldn’t tell! @myserenitykids just launched a new line of Toddler Purees with Bone Broth and we are here for them!! #ad So why is bone broth good for littles? It is rich in easily digestible protein and amino acids. Bone broth can help broaden baby’s palate, strengthen growing bones and teeth, help build connective tissue and joints, reduce the risk of food sensitivity AND support immunity and digestion. YAS please! You can now find Serenity Kids @wholefoods! Head over to my story for more details and a swipe up to shop! #everybitcounts...