Living in Oregon I had to design around all the rainy dark days. So bright white light reflecting cabinets were a MUST! I had lived with lots of kitchens before with darker stained cabinets. At first they seemed warm and cozy, but as the Winter months grew long, they were gloomy. White it was…lots of it!! The slab on the island is granite so it won’t etch and stain like marble does. Yeah!The trick to achieving a marble look with granite is getting one with some white in it and lots of movement. The other granite is a honed leathered dark grey granite. The island is painted a blue grey with black antique glaze overlay and black hardware.
I used a beveled pillow top ceramic white subway tile…..again light reflecting. And the polished chrome adds sparkle and a timeless touch. The top oven serves as an oven/micro. Handy and heats up fast! All Kitchen Aid and Kohler.
The “Lounge” is located next to the island. We use this ALL the time! Kids watch cartoons or we enjoy a glass of vino. So happy we designed this instead of a formal dining room!
My sliding door needed some “lipstick” – Ballard Design Burlap Drapes went up!
I used salvaged barn wood to make this custom mirror . Money saving!
The floor in the mudroom above looks like wide plank black hardwood, but it’s tile! Tile & dark grout are so perfect for a mudroom. If you chose a light tile do a very thin grout line.
That ends our tour. Watch your step and come back soon! For more of our custom home tours, subscribe to my blog. I’ll be posting many more soon. – Hospitably yours, Sarah