Out of every space in my new home I’ve been using the kitchen the most. This isn’t because I cook a lot. While I do dabble in cooking adventures here and there the reason the kitchen has become the most used space is thanks to its new design.
The original layout of my condo had a wall separating the kitchen from the living room. The previous owner knocked down the wall but left a raised bar area. The slab of black marble couldn’t hold much more than a drink or slim vase.
Before & After
My designer, Jean Luxe, came up with the brilliant idea to level out the raised bar area for an open kitchen island design. We used Caesarstone quartz for a marble look that offers easy clean-up then carried the quartz up as a backsplash underneath the white and glass cabinets.
Wanting to keep the fluid white feel in the kitchen, I decided on a white stove top. I know it’s an odd choice but I just love how it blends effortlessly into the quartz countertop (thank you Ferguson for helping me find the perfect one!).
Having a new open kitchen island meant I needed great seating. I fell in love with these acrylic counter stools from Kathy Kuo home. Since they’re one of the first things you see when you enter the apartment, I was drawn to how the clear lucite blended in with the space while the touch of gold created a luxe vibe. They’re actually really comfy too! I find myself sitting in them from morning coffee to entertaining friends with Miravel rosé in the evening.
New glass cabinets also meant I needed to upgrade my dinnerware and glassware. I turned to Snowe for contemporary bundle sets. I mixed in the new pieces some metallics and old crystal passed down from my grandparent’s.
My favorite part of the kitchen is the lemon print I created with my photographer, Michelle. You can check out this video to see how we did the artwork. We’re thinking of doing a limited edition series. I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Photos by Michelle Kyle
Shop My Kitchen Decor
Statuario Maximus Quartz – Caesarstone
Reno Modern Classic Counter Stool – Kathy Kuo
Copper Teapot – CB2
Lemon Print – Sydne Summer & Michelle Kyle
Irvine Slim Frame – Framebridge
The Complete Drink Bundle- Snowe
The Complete Eat Bundle- Snowe
Farmhouse Napkins – Coyuchi
Custom Succulents – Desert Rose
Burnished Candle – Capri Blue
Hargr Grab Hand Hook – Areaware
Marble + Copper Serve Board – West Elm
Copper + Marble Cheese Knives – West Elm
Modern Luxe Rose Gold Pet Bowl – Petco
Goldplated Pineapple Straw Tumbler – Godinger
Appliances – Ferguson
Super White Paint – Benjamin Moore
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