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interiors & styling: Collaboration + My Kitchen

You guys!! I’m super excited and honored to announce that my house was shot and featured by one of my favorite local bloggers, Dana Miller, of House*Tweaking! I’ve loved her blog for awhile now and watched her renovate her own beautiful home- definitely go check it out. I was completely elated when she offered to shoot and feature my entire house. Without further ado, if you want to see a complete tour of my home and my story, it’s right here!

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I’m going to begin sharing our renovation room by room with details and sources, here on Room for Tuesday. First up, the kitchen… and how it currently looks today. You might remember when I shared my kitchen renovation about a year ago. You’ve also probably noticed some things have definitely changed as we’ve finally settled into our home.

One of my favorite accessories in the kitchen is that rug. This vintage beauty came from an estate sale. Before, the kitchen was lacking color and pattern, this helped to bring a little in and give the space more personality.

Upon purchasing the home, the kitchen was incredibly tiny. It didn’t take long to demo out a couple walls and open the floor plan. I’ve always loved open concept spaces, but kitchens can be tricky. I decided to keep a pony wall that helps to define the area between the kitchen and dining room. It looks open and airy, but also hides messes on the countertop while providing a little separation.

I’m such a fan of the natural light in this space! Most of the day, it streams into the window and bounces off all of the white surfaces.

One of my favorite things about our kitchen is the sink and faucet. Our single basin, apron-front sink is huge. I actually look forward to doing dishes. Ha! Who knew?! Another nice feature is the faucet pull-out. This makes cleaning much easier. It toggles between spray and stream; who thinks of these cool inventions? Long story short- I would buy this combo over and over again.

As a detailed oriented person, I probably spent way too much time sourcing lighting and hardware. I found a family-owned company in Connecticut that produces handmade hardware. I mixed handles, pulls, and knobs all in the same finish to add variety. I stumbled upon the best recessed can lighting in the sale bin at Lowes one day. I fell in love with the rose gold interior finish and I definitely couldn’t beat the price.

Kalyn and I both agree that the kitchen is one of our favorite spaces in the house. Finn is usually not allowed to be this far into the space, so you can see the hesitation in his eyes. Haha!

As I mentioned in my first kitchen post, I don’t think there is a single thing I would change about this renovation. For a small space, we made the most of it and it’s really functional for our family. We also stayed within a pretty tight budget, ordering standard cabinetry and appliances, but making them feel custom.

How do you think we did? Any ideas to improve the space? Favorite elements in the kitchen? A huge thank you to Dana for being so incredibly sweet to spend the time shooting my home. Isn’t she talented?! If you aren’t following her blog yet, definitely go do it- you won’t be disappointed.

Sources:  Apron Front Kitchen Sink  //  Faucet in Brushed Bronze  //  Hardware  //  Pendant Light (vintage)  //  Medium White Subway Tile Back Splash + Gray Grout  //  Counter Top  //  Cabinets  //  Rug (vintage)  //  Soap Dispenser (Anthropologie, discontinued)  //  Candle  //  Planters (vintage)  //  Paper Towel Holder  //  Magnetic Knife Rack  //  Accordion Side Table

Photography by Dana Miller for House*Tweaking

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