Subscribe to our mailing list

Spring Hill Kitchen

Sarah started this sweet project; the Spring Hill Kitchen project in the Winter of 2015. The remodel intends to bring in some much needed character to the home. The lady of the house is not afraid of a little DIY and will be taking on parts of the project herself. Follow along as we kiss her honey oak cabinets, black appliances and popcorn ceilings goodbye, and make room for a white service kitchen with Farmhouse Industrial style with a little cottage sprinkled on top. We’ll even be building a banquette! We hope everyone agrees this renovation will bring just the right character to this Southern homestead in North Carolina.

Spring Hill: Choosing Banquette Pillows

I gave my Spring Hill client a little roundup of some different fabrics I wanted her to choose from for pillows at the banquette. In keeping with a farmhouse industrial vibe, I chose these five combinations. Let’s think about grain sacks and a modern farmhouse and when block prints and burlap collide. With those kinds of vibes rippling through our minds, which set would you pick?

Pillow Talk Accent and Anchor Pillows by The Estate of Things

How about if…once you tell me your pick in the comments, I’ll tell you which one the client chose OR if you care to guess I’m cool with that too.

 

 

share

Spring Hill: Working Plan

This is the plan I’ve worked up for the Spring Hill kitchen project. Its a general conception of the classic white kitchen with a farmhouse and industrial influence.

Spring Hill kitchen plan

 

We’re using some classic elements that you probably see a lot and that’s because they work and they look great for a long time. Some of the elements that make for a timeless kitchen are:

  • white shaker style kitchen cabinets
  • hardwood flooring in kitchen
  • white subway tile backsplashes
  • bin pulls
  • subtle wall color

Something that’s missing from this design concept that also stands the test of time is marble countertops. We love marble but we’ll save that expense in this project.

 

share

Spring Hill: Farmhouse Industrial Dining Nook

The Spring Hill kitchen is really more than just a kitchen. The scope of the project will eventually cover the living area and the dining nook that is part of the kitchen.

The client is looking for a melding of the farmhouse/industrial look while keeping cottage in our rear view.

Here’s what I’m building on for the dining nook space,

 

 

Kristin banquette

La Phillipe reclaimed table / Crate & Barrel Marlow chair / Crate & Barrel Elston chair / Ballard Designs industrial pendant/ Restoration Hardware barrel shade pendants / Vintage grain sack fabric / Vintage Hmong hemp stripe pillow/ Tilton Fenwick Paboreal fabricJohn Robshaw Prasana pillow

share

Spring Hill Kitchen: Inspiration

I’m starting a new project; the Spring Hill Kitchen project. I’ll be helping the client with remodeling and adding some character to a little house that’s only about ten years old.

Important things to know about the client –

  • likes to stay organized and tidy
  • not afraid of DIY projects, taking on parts of the project to cut costs
  • enjoys cooking & baking (a good kitchen is kind of important)
  • likes the farmhouse/industrial style

The lady of the house is ready to kiss her honey oak cabinets, black appliances and popcorn ceiling goodbye. Also-there’s no love lost over the laminate countertops and electric range. Builder grade kitchen be gone.

It’s time to press the classic white kitchen in to service (when is it not time?) with max storage, a banquette and some cottage style spernkled on top.

Let’s see what we’re working with,

Kristan kitchen before

 

This is just the start of things that we’d like to change,

kristan dining before marked

 

After having a conversation with the client about the key changes and shaping the wish list for the space, we narrowed it down to these;

  • removal of linoleum & carpet in select areas of the house, replace with hardwood
  • smooth ceilings
  • level out raised bar @ sink
  • new paint
  • mount/wire TV in wall in living area
  • new kitchen
  • switch to gas range

 

In addition to the changes above, I’d suggest the following;

  • adding a banquette
  • adding additional lighting in kitchen for multiple levels of light
  • replacing solid panel door with more glass to allow more natural light in
  • purchase new stainless steel appliances
  • add free-standing or built-in bookcase in living area
  • plank ceiling limited only to kitchen/living area

 

Here are the inspirational images that we’ll be working from that we agree on,

Planked ceiling, stacked cabinets, metal stools, banquette w/rectangular table–these are all things we’re focusing on in this image,

kristan inspire

Yes to soapstone or a good substitute, glass cabinets on either side of range,

kristan inspire2

 

If we don’t want to just dot our ceiling with 4″ recessed can lights we can always get a little more creative and put a sconce on either side of the range over some open shelving. I also like the narrow cabinets with two small drawers on the bottom, close at hand storing the spices you need. I also like how they made a tight turn with open shelving.

kristan inspire6

There are a lot of budget-friendly things happening here, IKEA faucet (with no sprayer), Home Depot subway tile that I’ve used many times, RH hardware, relatively inexpensive stainless steel appliances–all of this yields a really nice looking kitchen. I also like how the reclaimed wood shelving breaks up the white party for a minute, so far the client doesn’t like the reclaimed shelves.

kristan inspire5

 

I think everyone involved likes the industrial metal pendants and the square, shaker-style range hood. I also always think cabinet brackets are a beautiful detail but the client could skip those.

kristan inspire4

We’re looking at a chalkboard element here which will incorporate somewhere in the space. We’re also liking the traditional cabinets on either side of the stainless range hood.

kristan inspire3

 

The road map is beginning to come together for the project. The next step is to begin designing and creating a cabinet layout for the kitchen.

share