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The Farmhouse Kitchen Design Post – A Classic + Stylish Plan For This Hardworking Room (Wish Us Luck)

There is a real irony in today’s post: designing this kitchen to be “simple,” “timeless”, “casual,” and yet “special” took a very very very long time. When you spend so much time creating a tile color to match your favorite Levi’s, or searching for the perfect furniture piece that will double as an island, then well, it’s so. much. fun. I’m extremely happy with the design of this and while it’s not fully executed, I really think all the fun/fussing will have produced exactly what we wanted. We tried extremely hard to choose materials that were timeless, hardworking, high quality, and felt very “us” but appropriate for a farmhouse. It feels really pared back and casual, with some utilitarian elements against simply beautiful materials. Nothing too glam, nothing too traditional, nothing too unexpected or hyper-modern, and hopefully beautiful enough to never need changing (GOOD GOD I HOPE). It really does feel very, very “me” and while it’s not this crazy mix of patterns and trends, I hope that you can see how appropriate it is for our family and this property.

Where We Started:

The original kitchen was actually nice, but the location of it and its size weren’t as great for our family. We played around with location, which we went deep into in this post. For those of you just showing up (hi) here are some of the iterations we went through.

The Different Designs

The Final Plan…Or is it?

But Then…

We realized we were sacrificing the best natural light in the house to a mudroom and pantry…not okay when you LIVE for the natural light in the winter months in the PNW. So thanks to your suggestions, we scrapped all the designs and started over, reclaiming the best spot in the house filled with natural light for our dream kitchen. It meant quite a bit of reconfiguring and a bit of sacrificing (sorry breakfast nook) but it looks and FEELS amazing and we will be in here all the time. We hope.

The FINAL final Kitchen Layout

When we walk in there, that wall of south-facing windows and Velux Skylights makes the entire room finally light and bright (the living room was so dark before).

As you can see we ended up putting it in the corner with the best southern light, sacrificing the location of the mudroom (but still getting a mudroom that I literally have dreams about). It’s open to the living room, creating more of a grand room that at times feels almost too big, but don’t you worry – she’s got plans.

The Kitchen Design Plan (With A Huge Peek Into The Final!)

That photo brings me SO MUCH JOY. The main wall, as you can see, has a gorgeous bank of Unique Kitchens & Baths white oak cabinets. They are absolutely stunning and function like a dream. UKB is giving you all a discount if you are looking for kitchen cabinets! This includes the design reach out. Just drop my name for 10% off. We walked you through exactly what is going where in this post. But as you can see, they are very simple, with some shaker panels on the larger cupboards, flat panels on the smaller drawers, all inset. This is also the main tile wall (that Pratt + Larson tile is perfection), where the Velux Skylights and Sierra Pacific Windows create the dreamiest light and really just screams EMILY HENDERSON LIVES HERE. And we haven’t even layered any of my accessories that you know I’m collecting to go in here. I truly could not love this tile any more than I do. It’s absolutely perfect (more on that later).

If you are sad about the wood getting painted as a reminder: the wood on the ceiling is poplar and is not stain grade. Do I love the look of real wood? YES. Is it too late to stain it? YES. Besides, as you can see in the renders, we have a lot of wood in here – floor, cabinets, windows, door, and island. The white paneling is the right choice, it’s just hard to see wood first. If you haven’t gotten caught up on the vintage island check out this post.

This elevation is a little old as we have three pendants now (and they are higher than 36″, make sure it clears the sight line of whoever is standing and chopping).

Bar And Integrated Fridge/Freezer – EAST Elevation

As you know we love our drawer fridges and pebble ice machine, so this will be the bar wall over here…And the vent holes are custom for us (and resemble an “H” 🙂 and are just decorative – we don’t really need to vent that storage up there.

The fridge/freezer is now in white oak (these are old renderings) which was a last-minute change that I’m SO HAPPY we did. I can’t get enough of those pretty wood cabinets.

MATERIALS AND SURFACES

  1. The Stone: Going against extreme practicality here since we chose this real Carerra marble – but it has a ton of negative space (not a lot of grey veining). Brian doesn’t like veining, I do, but I understand him not wanting that look (he feels like it’s too fancy, which might be just a holdover from the 80s opulence era). So this is a real stone, but super quiet and pretty (honed). We bought from Bedrosian and chose a simple mitered edge (no bull nose, mostly to save money – although honestly, it’s probably nominal at this point). If we had a more contemporary (post-1960s) style home we would have done a quartz, but for an older home, I just couldn’t bring myself to do anything but real stone. This is absolutely a personal choice that only you can make and there is no judgment if you want to do faux marble quartz or porcelain in your older home.
  2. The Tile: I think this might be my favorite tile in the world. And while I keep saying that I customized it to my favorite jeans, I did and didn’t. I brought my jeans into the Portland showroom to color match, but we found an exact color match in their inventory already, and honestly, I didn’t want to go through a wasteful exercise of trying to get a color that is “different” enough from an existing color when the existing color is perfect. It’s #P146 from the Pratt + Larson Parchment line, Portland finish in a 2×6 staggered pattern. We tiled the window jams with bullnose edges and it’s absolutely gorgeous.
  3. The White Oak Double-Hung Windows from Sierra Pacific are STUNNING. We’ll seal them with matte oil and that’s it. So pretty, well made, warm, and beautiful.
  4. The White Oak Cabinets from Unique Kitchen & Baths are just so beautiful. I can’t wait to show you all of them. They are so high quality, are perfectly executed, and are super timeless. And working with them has been a dream. They came easy to assemble in blankets! (not packaging) which we really appreciated. And the toe kick has yet to be installed, so that’s still to come.
  5. The Vintage Furniture Piece doubles as the island of my dreams. We bought it from Aurora Mills, which is a fantastic antique store/warehouse in Aurora. I can’t wait to see it in the actual kitchen.
  6. The Zena Flooring could not be any prettier. I love that I know it was sustainably grown in Oregon and milled down the street. Read this post to learn about their company (it’s also not as expensive as you’d think it would be…for now).
  7. Our Counter Stools from Fernweh. Read all about why we chose them, here. They are solid, beautiful, sculptural, and made locally by the most talented team of craftspeople.

The Hardware

We mixed black (oil-rubbed bronze, which reads as black) and unlacquered brass awaiting that gorgeous patina.

1. Traditional Brass Gallery Rail | 2. Ball Cabinet Knob | 3. Small Oval Cupboard Latch | 4. Vernon Bin Pull | 5. Mission Appliance Pull

We found this brass gallery rail (for the top of the shelves) from a small family-run company called Pepe and Carols, and it’s perfect for our shelves (there and for the bar).

The hardware is a mix of cute little knobs, drawer pulls, and latches. But it’s MOSTLY drawer pulls, per Brian’s extreme request. I’ll be honest that I wanted to mix it up more, but he really felt strongly about having it look like a library. I’ve never done brass on wood before and I’ve never done so many of one style before. I’m going to do a whole post about why and where we are putting them. It’s a thing. So stay tuned…

The Lighting

1. Clyde Picture Light | 2. Crawford Flush Mount | 3. Carson Cord Pendant | 4. Fairview Traditional 2 Light Sconce | 5. Clyde Picture Light

As you know we are so happy to be working with Rejuvenation on all our lighting, produced locally in Portland and the customization options are endless (see this post about the process). We mixed my favorite Fairview sconce with those white enamel shades (with the black rim). I LOVE THEM. The scale feels really whimsical and elegant. Flanking the range, we have two art lights (one big, one small) which will illuminate a rotating collection of kitchen-appropriate art (still life oil paintings of vegetables, and I’m even eyeing some chicken art – that’s right! Chicken art trend post coming soon!). Over the island, we have three Carson pendants (not shown in the renderings), then the cute little semi-flush over the bar.

PLUMBING + FIXTURES + THE OVEN!

Where we chose to lean in on the old-world vibe a bit.

1. deVOL Aged Brass Ionian Tap | 2. deVOL Aged Brass Filter Tap | 3. deVOL Basket Waste Strainer & Overflow Kit in Brass | 4. deVOL Aged Brass Pot Filler Tap | 5. Fireclay Kitchen Sink with Rim | 6. Aga Range

I went for unlacquered brass on the faucets (the only place in the house for plumbing fixtures) and that Aga range from Build with Ferguson has arrived (unopened, and I’m so excited). I can’t wait to try my hand at induction (nervous but we’ll learn together). We ordered brass for the knobs so it’s a mixed metal range, which I’m so excited about (no photos of the mixed metal yet). The farmhouse sink is big and pretty, and the apron is so classic but has some special interest with the ribbing.

THE WHOLE KITCHEN STORY

Carrera Marble | PRATT + LARSON 2×6 tile | Sierra Pacific Windows | Unique Kitchen & Baths White Oak Cabinets | Zena Forest White Oak Flooring | Fernweh Woodworking Stools

This mood board is hard to show you because so many of the things are vintage or custom so it’s not the typical product board we do. I think that the renders and updated photos show you better than anything (see below).

IT IS GOING TO BE JUST BEAUTIFUL!

We get closer every day to moving in (hopefully the week of August 22nd) with progress every time we stop by. It’s extremely rewarding to see all the work that myself and ARCIFORM have put into the design and execution of this kitchen. Really sitting here full of gratitude and excitement right now, so thank you all for making it through this post and reading along on this long farmhouse journey. We are so close!!!!

*Opener and Progress Photos by Kaitlin Green

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Elle
1 month ago

I love the wood cabinets and can’t wait to see the marble worktops – I’m eyeing up marble myself but worried about practicality so a post once you’ve had them for a while would be so useful. Are you sealing them and what with? I’ve just bought a marble chopping board to use for a few months before I have to decide on the kitchen worktop so I can experiment with lemon/tomatoes/wine/oils and see what the etching actually looks like and if it would bother me – I’ll seal one side and not the other so I can see how much it helps. That wall of windows is so beautiful, too – it’s so light! And yay to brass on wood, will look much more stylish than black.

Stacy
1 month ago
Reply to  Elle

I’m obviously not Emily but I just installed marble and bent over backwards to find a good sealant. May I suggest trying the “soapstone sealer” from Milk Paint Co. on your test board! It’s natural and works really well, and bonus it works on wood counter tops too. If you’re less concerned about the chemical aspect, I also tested whatever the generic sealants from Home Depot are – the oil sealant works incredibly well (but is basically just a bottle of PFAS chemicals and smells insane while curing) and the water based sealant didn’t work quite as well as the soapstone sealer from Milk Paint. Good luck with your decision!

Elle
1 month ago
Reply to  Stacy

Thank you so much!

Amber
1 month ago
Reply to  Elle

I installed Danby marble countertops in my kitchen about a year ago. Danby is supposedly a little more stain resistant than the Italian marbles, and I’ve had exactly one stain and we aren’t especially careful (wine, tomato sauce, etc. get spilled all the time and aren’t always wiped immediately). The stain was a tea ring from a glass that went unnoticed for more than a week, and it came out easily with a baking soda poultice. This is the sealer my fabricator used and recommends. I like that my finish is still very matte looking.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00065W8G8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The counter does have a few etches from my husband making lemon curd, and not realizing that maybe shouldn’t let lemon juice sit on the counter for hours… You can only see it at some angles. It looks sort of like water spots. This product below supposedly removes etching, but I’m not sure I want to try it. My goal is for the counters to get worn in like those in a French bistro or pastry shop. It’s always the first marks that hurt the most – just like a beautiful wood cutting board.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0085L2SF6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Elle
1 month ago
Reply to  Amber

Thank you!

Debraj76
1 month ago
Reply to  Amber

The Danby marble from Vermont is stunning! I was fortunate to find a remnant of Imperial Danby, and used it for a fireplace surround in my parents’ home renovation, so cannot speak to it’s use on countertops. But if I were to ever replace my countertops, it would be Danby marble all the way!

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Amber

so helpful! i’m not sure if they’ve even sealed yet so i’m going to find out and then ask them what they’ve used. i like quartz in newer homes, but in a vintage style home I go real stone if you can handle it. it has to be worth it to you 🙂

Amber
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

Completely agree. My house is a 1760/1880 colonial and quartz just felt wrong to me.

Yanina Markova
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

Quartzite is also a real stone and much more durable than marble. I know you know it exists so curious why you don’t mention considering it.

Karen T.
1 month ago

It’s gorgeous!!! I love following along on this journey with you–so fun seeing it all come together!

Katie
1 month ago

Looked back but couldn’t find it—what are the brass rails for?

Amber
1 month ago
Reply to  Katie

You can kind of see them on the renderings of the window wall – they go on the front of the shelves, so theoretically things don’t fall off, but I think it’s mostly a design choice. Here’s an example.

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Amber
1 month ago
Reply to  Amber

Oops, I meant the refrigerator wall, not the window wall.

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Amber

the brass rails (called ‘gallery rails’ i believe) are going both on the bar shelving (next to fridge/freezer) and the shelves flanking the range. I think they are pretty functional, especially for spices and oils as those shelves are only 6″ deep. it also helps them to not look like contemporary floating shelves (even though they are technically floating without a bracket).

Vera
1 month ago

Oooo this is so beautiful!
I have been looking forward to this post.
I’m so glad you painted the ceiling! I would have preferred that even if staining had been an option. The poplar looks gorgeous on its own but as a whole I think the room is more balanced with a white ceiling. And the texture of the planks still makes it special.
Cannot wait for the full reveal!!!

Shannon
1 month ago
Reply to  Vera

Agree 💯

Cheryl
1 month ago

Wow! The whole look is a warm hug. Perfectly timeless.

emily jane
1 month ago

can’t say it better than you have:
STUNNING.
THRILLING!
+ a whole lot of my own enthusiasm ; )

Stacy
1 month ago

Wow this is going to be gorgeous! Can’t wait to see that island in there.
Also, curious about that vent on the floor by the stove. I’m sure there is a reason, but wondering why it didn’t get routed to come out the toe kick under the cabinets? Seems like crumbs and food bits are going to fall in there. Regardless, it’s going to be stunning!
Also interested to hear how you like the Aga induction (eventually!). We didn’t quite pull the trigger recently and stuck with gas, but electric is definitely the greener choice and I’m interested how it performs!

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Stacy

you know. we just realized about the vents the other day (i’m sure we were aware, but just now noticing – funny how that works). there is a huge return in front of the island, where the stool legs are going to sit that we might have to move (and no thats not easy). i think this was something we were convinced of like a year ago and now I don’t know why certain decisions were made (tbh) or who made them. So yah, don’t do that. 🙂

Daisy
1 month ago

This is going to be soooo pretty! One question I have: curious why not go all the way up with the tile next to the range? is it to balance with the windows on the other wall, or is there another “design rule”? can’t wait for the reveal, but also will miss the behind the scenes nitty gritty

Shannon
1 month ago
Reply to  Daisy

Good question about the tile! I didn’t notice this until you pointed it out but now I’m very curious, too!

Shar
1 month ago
Reply to  Daisy

I think it’s because she’s going to have shelves above the tile line. My guess is she doesn’t want whatever art displayed there to clash with or distract from the tile?

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Shar

its just a design choice we made to make it more of a feature wall, add art/accessories. both ways would look awesome and now that i’m so in love with the tile I kinda wish we had done that wall, too. But we have paneling where the shelves start that integrates with the ceiling and I think its going to look awesome. but i want more of that tile, too!!!

Eleanor
1 month ago

Can’t wait to see the kitchen completed. But curious why there is a vent right in front of a cabinet in what looks like a busy spot near the range? Is that for make-up air?

Roberta Davis
1 month ago

It looks just dreamy! Almost there!!!

Megan
1 month ago

Absolutely love this! It’s so beautiful and so Emily. Are your white oak cabinets stained? How did you coordinate your white oak floor color and cabinet color? It looks like there’s a little bit of contrast, which looks awesome. It’s those little details and designer touches that are hard to replicate so maybe you can teach us!

Shannon
1 month ago

“…we tiled the window jambs with bullnose edges…” Help, does anyone know what this means exactly? Sounds so intriguing and I am planning to tile around my kitchen windows. Would love to know what this entails/looks like! 🙏🏻

🥰 Rusty
1 month ago
Reply to  Shannon

A “bullnose” edge is a curved edge.
I have bullnosed bricks forming my verandah archways.

Shannon
1 month ago
Reply to  🥰 Rusty

Thanks Rusty! I’m familiar with bullnose tile, just not sure how it’s being used here…?

1 month ago
Reply to  Shannon

Also curious for more info on the bullnose used this way 🙏🏻

1 month ago
Reply to  Shannon

Answered my own question – Go onto the Pratt and Larson website and you can see the bullnose tiles, my question for Emily is which profile did she use, the surface bullnose or the radius?

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Leslie

oh maybe i was speaking to specifically. its more of a finished edge that sticks out a little bit. we ordered enough to go around the windows, cut them in half so that the finished edges are on the counter side. does that make more sense? I think i need to edit that as it might not make sense. haha. sorry.

Kim
1 month ago

Every single element is dreamy. It’s farmhouse but not in the way people think about farmhouse, you know? It’s just classic. I am worried about your back standing at the sink with no toe kick. I hate the look of them, but they do help when you’re cleaning all those soup pots.

🥰 Rusty
1 month ago
Reply to  Kim

Yeah, I think a lot of people’s views on farmhouse might be swayed from “Fixer-upper”.

🥰 Rusty
1 month ago

🥰 I. Can’t. Even. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ It. Is. So. Good. 🥰
Painting the ceiling biards is great.
The tilessssssss!!!!!
The. Light. In. That. Room!!!! 🌞
Everrryyythingggggggggg!!!!!

I love the vent holes with “H”. Reminds me of the LA back yard castle flag with the H. 😊🚩

Oooooh, I’m SOOOOOO HAPPPPPPY FOR YOOOOU!!!🥰😁🤩

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  🥰 Rusty

ah, thank you!!! and yes with the H! Always gotta put our little mark 🙂

Kat
1 month ago

Would love to know the story behind the placement of the floor grate. Seems like that was out of your hands?

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Kat

ha. yah, we are just scratching our heads now about this, now that the floors were uncovered for a brief while. i’m sure i signed off on it, but i’m curious as well on why 🙂 i think because we chose no toe kick then we couldn’t integrate the vent? its done! ha! there are things you approve in a drawing, and then don’t notice til its far too late. the floors have been covered for a long time, the grates weren’t in until right before they covered them. didn’t notice until you guys literally pointed it out. whoops!

Aminah
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

Not to be overly critical but that seems like a pretty big oversight on Arciform’s side. Isn’t this kind of stuff the reason you hire a design firm? I hope it works out that they move that return at least.

1 month ago

I could clearly see the love and efforts you guys put in building this kitchen and it is all worth it in the end! It is so beautiful and full of love. I loved how the wood cabinets are giving it a complete look.

1 month ago

I just can’t even. It’s so beautiuful.

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Katie kerr

thank you 🙂 we are VERY EXCITED!!!!!

Deborah
1 month ago

Wow oh WOW! Emily, it is going to be so beautiful –> WoW! 🙂 Not surprised, but I haven’t really seen the vision in the earlier posts so this seems like a big reveal to me! 🙂 I did not know that you would be able to see out the west facing windows in the living room from the kitchen that gives the kitchen so much more depth and the borrowed view is going to be lovely! ALL the views from inside the kitchen look to be absolutely gorgeous, not just from the materials, but through the windows too in all the directions including west and north where there are no actual windows but there are the borrowed windows from the other rooms – it will feel like cooking in a fabulously equipped greenhouse! 🙂 Seeing all the pieces together on that mood board absolutely brought to mind your color palette (design too) for most of the clothes you wear and it looks so much like you! The blues (love that you color matched your favorite blue jeans!) the natural camel and caramel tones (your shoes) the white and black, love the black trim on the light shades! As you… Read more »

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Deborah

ah, thank you!!!! I’m VERY excited about it!! and yes we match. xx

Sarah
1 month ago

This is such an INTENTIONALLY designed kitchen. Bravo!

Sunny
1 month ago

Beautiful!
Can you tell us about the thought process of no toe kicks under the counters? It looks great and sleek (form) but the practicality of leaning a bit over the counters and sink (function) seems tiring.

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Sunny

we’ve never noticed when we’ve had a toe kick or have not when standing. its just a preference. we didn’t want to have to clean underneath them and bang up the edges with a broom but either way has its pros and cons (from my experience).

Holly
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

Wow, toe kicks are something I wouldn’t have even thought about! But looking at my current and past kitchens, I’ve always had them so I can’t imagine how potentially uncomfortable it would be to not have one in front of the sink. So many big and little decisions! Also, can’t get enough of that blue tile!!

Kate
1 month ago

Oh my goodness! What a milestone and congratulations on crushing creating such a dream home and sharing it with the rest of us 🙂 In a way, I am secretly glad that my farmhouse renovation was a few weeks ahead of your posting, because your work has a way of not-so-subtly influencing my design choices 😉 My dream house turned into a flip and is on the market. (Posting the Zillow link just because I am bursting with pride 🤩) Can’t wait to see the finished home!

Kj
1 month ago
Reply to  Kate

Kate, I don’t see a Zillow link?

Kate
1 month ago

Looks amazing.
Small request for future posts that include floor plans: please, please stick to standard and orient them to North. It makes them much easier to mentally picture a home with how the sun moves across the space.

Julie S
1 month ago
Reply to  Kate

Chiming in to add I would love a little “N” placed on one side of the floorplans so I know which way is north as I peruse the floorplan and can understand the exposures of various rooms.

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Julie S

oh sure. the kitchen, when standing at the sink faces south. 🙂 But happy to add that to the future!

LouAnn
1 month ago

Geez that tile. THAT TILE! Wow. So gorgeous with the cabinets. Can’t wait to see the antique island piece go in. Stunning so far.

Julie
1 month ago

Did you have to do any reinforcing of the island to bear the weight of the marble countertop? We are building a house right now and I would love a repurposed piece of furniture but was not sure it could withstand the weight.
Thank you!

Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Julie

we are extending the wood to create an overhang, not marble (as of now) 🙂

Julie S
1 month ago

This is Beauuuuutiful. I love seeing the in-progress photos and finally getting a sense of the space(s)!

Ann
1 month ago

Finally, finally : an induction stove and it still looks very stylish. Hopefully, Emily, you are setting a trend here!!

Emily Worth
1 month ago

Hi! I just adore all of your choices. I just wanted to say that as a chef myself, you are going to love induction. It was really hard for me to believe in the change but after using gas and electric both in my teaching kitchens I’m a 100% convert. Gas seems annoying and unnecessarily dangerous to me where induction is green, efficient, safe and so so speedy. I’m even able to let little 5 year olds cook with induction bc the pots don’t get nearly as hot and there’s no open flame, all while still cooking the food faster than gas. And the burner is barely hot. It’s so amazing!! If I ever rip out my kitchen at home, I will definitely be strongly considering induction.

Liz
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily Worth

YES! came to the comments to say this! There is no learning curve on induction – it performs very similar to gas in that you turn the burner down and the heat decreases immediately. But it is so superior to gas in every way! Safer, sooo much faster, cleaner, and can come from a renewable resource. I will never, ever go back to a gas stove and cheer every time I see a reno choose induction. Absolutely the best choice, and this Aga happens to be gorgeous to boot!

Aminah
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily Worth

There might not be an open flame but just so that people are aware, you can still very much set your kitchen on fire with induction especially if you’re not used to how quickly it will heat whatever you put on there. We had a kitchen fire at my mothers house when someone didn’t realize this and the oil they were heating for sautéeing caught on fire. I’ve ruined a couple pots in the three months I stayed with my mom because of how tricky it is to get used to how it works so differently. It’s not for everyone but I also have a few family members that swear by induction cooktops. In my experience it’s not ideal for middle eastern cooking.

Pamela
1 month ago

Breathtaking! I didn’t know it coild be possible to be this excited about a kitchen –and whole house– renovation that wasn’t one’s own😀!!

Lesley
1 month ago

I bet you will love the Aga range! We finally got a full refund on the stupid Fisher Paykel induction range (after 2 years of constant repairs) and replaced it with the Aga Mercury 36” in the matte black. We LOVE it. Thankfully it is true counter depth like the FP and just 1/4” narrower. Whew! (I got a couple pieces of 1/2” black Richlite to sit on the countertop on either side and cover the 1/8” gaps—actually works great for hot lids, oil bottles, etc.). Also love the Aga’s old-school solid oven door—no window to end up looking gross as we use our oven a lot, and who can be bothered to clean the inside of glass after every use?

Lisa
1 month ago

Stunning. Absolutely stunning. Subtle can be stunning, never forget:)

Suzanne
1 month ago

The tile and white oak cabinets are really beautiful! I’m so excited to see it all together. I also ordered the Aga range, and it’s sitting at my local appliance store’s warehouse while we wait for the rest of the appliances to come. I can’t believe the price of the range has gone up so much in the last year (I ordered mine in August for around $7k). I thought I’d be further along with my remodel, but delays with design, permits, appliances, means I’ll probably get to see your reveal before mine is started! And you’re cabinets are really making me thinking about stained wood again. I go back and forth. Oh, and I wanted to thank you, Emily, for writing, “It really does feel very, very “me” …” I love thinking about designing something that feels like you rather than being swayed by all the beautiful designs out there. Sure they can be inspiration, but the guy check question, “is this me?” is such a helpful part of the process. I really can’t wait to see more!

Suzanne
1 month ago
Reply to  Suzanne

guy->gut

Ann
1 month ago

it really is going to be beautiful! one thought – i do think marble on your island will really elevate it and tie it all together. I know you mentioned that before that you aren’t doing that for now but in this post you can really envision how good it would look. otherwise looking awesome and exciting you are moving in so soon!

Agggghhhh! This is going to be so good. I love it already! And those cabinets are freaking stunning!!!! If I ever get the chance to redo my kitchen, I want cabinets just like these!

Lesley
1 month ago

I meant to add: that tile is just so beautiful! Since we have a small galley kitchen and a small shower, I was able to find enough tile for each in the Pratt and Larson back room for a small fraction of the regular price. Then I went back and found tile for our fireplace. That back room is dangerous!

Nicolettte
1 month ago

I cant wait to see this kitchen all put together! I do wonder about all the different brass finishes. I tried finding matching pulls to a kohler faucet and I wanted to scream. What is your secret?

1 month ago

This is so beautiful and serene, Emily. I’m finally sitting down to get all caught up on your farmhouse’s journey and I’m down the rabbit hole already just 3 posts in. 😆 I’m so excited for your family and boy, is she gonna be a stunner!

Jenn Spring
1 month ago

Hi, For the sloped ceiling In your new kitchen, which recessed light did you use? I couldn’t find it in your post. Thanks .

M B
1 month ago

I’m pretty jealous of the tile. Just did my kitchen and made a lot of similar choices (natural white oak, marble look but quartz countertops) but went with a similar tile but in white. I see your blue and love it. I was too scared to do anything but white because unlike your kitchen we have one window and a serious lack of natural light.

JeffreyC
1 month ago

Beautiful … and big!

Kendra
1 month ago

It is absolutely beautiful!! Question about the sink drain – we are about to start our own renovation and have a unlaquered brass faucet. I’d been hoping to do a sink drain WITH a garbage disposal but haven’t been able to find one that is unlaquered brass to match the faucet. I see you are using the DeVol drain, which is stunning – are you not going to use a disposal? How do people do dishes and not need to use the disposal at least once a day??

Kiki
1 month ago
Reply to  Kendra

“How do people do dishes and not need to use the disposal at least once a day??” People in New York City have been doing it for years! They became legal in the late 90s. I’ve lived in New York for 10 years,
and have never seen one in someone’s home here. AOC said on an Instagram live she’s never seen one! Trust me, you can live without one.

Lee
1 month ago

You decided to go with flushed cabinet bottoms! What was the deciding factor? We are torn between flushed or toe kicks with legs.

Aminah
1 month ago

This has turned out sooo much better than I ever could have imagined. Truly classic and timeless but at the same time so on trend. That’s almost impossible to do and I truly feel like you nailed it here. This kitchen reminds me of Norway and Sweden in the best way. It’s gonna be amazing with all the fixtures installed and your collected decor in it. I’m really happy for you Emily.

charie
1 month ago

Beautiful! Can you tell me a little bit more about the hood, size (relative to the range) and the insert you plan to use? We’re remodeling our 1920 Craftman and are going back and forth on the plaster hood. Thanks!

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