InteriorsMarch 11, 2013

The Before and After: My Kitchen

We are SO CLOSE. All we have remaining is some tweaks to the range hood (not fully installed yet) and to hang the dining room chandelier. And then we are DONE WITH THE KITCHEN (with the construction part, at least)! I have some decorating to do (drapes, dining chairs, rug, etc) but we are so happy with the way it turned out. I have yet to look at the before and after images in the same place so here we go….
These were the listing images of the dining room and kitchen- separated by walls and doors and making each space feel SO small (these were taken with wide angle lenses too!)



These are the pictures I took when we moved in.



And this is what it looks like this morning! It’s cloudy and these are taken with my iPhone (because in our move I seem to have lost my camera battery charger! Awesome!)  So it actually looks even better in person.  There will be lots better shots later (in the BOOK, y’all!)


(I’ll be posting about my amazing new custom dining table on Wednesday too!)


We opened up the entry into the space nice and wide and cased it to look more finished.  This adds a ton of space when you look at it in comparison to the original image above!


So glad I ran the tile to the ceiling behind the hood. It really draws the eye up.


I hung the Hicks pendants but did order the glass ones I posted about as well to try. They are from England and taking forever to get here. We shall see how I feel once I see them in person paired with the chandy (which one did I pick? Wait and see….) :)


It feels about three times as large in here as it did before.  In fact it’s hard to believe we did not add one square foot of space.


Did I tell you much I love my Blanco sink? It’s such a deep farm sink that just holds so much stuff. And it’s the coolest design- no need to decide between the more rounded country look or the cleaner, angular modern look (like I have) because the sink is DOUBLE SIDED.  So when you install you can choose! GENIUS!


The little cookbook shelves that my dad designed with Vermont Custom Cabinetry is so key- I love it! Also I’m happy to report all the water stains on the counters disappeared and we have had no more issues with staining! And everyone LOOOOOVES them and thinks they are so unique.


I started my gallery wall up the stairs yesterday and am loving it! We’ll do a runner up the stairs when my bank account isn’t feeling so retched. And I am so, so, so obsessed with my grasscloth. Like, it’s disturbing how much I love it. And I have to give a lot of that credit to Cheryl from Commercial Wallpaper for FLAWLESS hanging (also the Hicks Hexagon in my powder room). I love her- if you need wallpaper hung anywhere in New England email her at [email protected] You will not regret it.


It was worth EVERY PENNY- but I am not anxious to do it again for the next 5-10 years. :)

Design: Erin Gates Design/ New England Design/ Vermont Custom Cabinetry

Cabinets: Vermont Custom Cabinetry– Uppers: Classic White/ Lowers : BM Cape May Cabblestone

Hardware: Colonial Bronze style 306.

Counters: Bianco Macaubas Quartzite- Sygma Stone

Floors: White Oak refinished- Minwax 50/50 Jacobean & Ebony mix

Construction: Wellbuilt

Appliances: All Jenn Air ( Pro-Syle range, French Door counter depth fridge, Trifecta dishwasher ) via Yale Appliance

Hood: Yale Custom Hood

Faucet: Perrin & Rowe via Waterspot

Sink: Blanco New Fireclay via Waterspot

Grasscloth: Phillip Jeffries Bermuda Hemp in Elephant

Backsplash: Basic white subway with Mist grout via Tiles Plus More, Natick.

Pendants: Visual Comfort Hicks Small via Waterspot

Counter stools: Wisteria

Dining Table: Huston & Company (more to come on that)



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