Design by Jenny Wolf Interiors
Home of Beverly Wesman, Photograph by Susan Heeger for Country Living
When building a house there’s a whole lotta’ energy going into planning the kitchen. It’s is the design/function/centre-of-the-home-universe.
I’ve been toiling (quite happily, of course) over our kitchen plan. I think our salesperson might be thinking I’m a bit crazy (rightly so) because I keep asking for the supplier websites, rather than settling for the previously-selected show room options like most homebuyers. But I warned you, I’m going to be a snob about the design, and a penny pincher on the cost.
Luckily for me though, Sean made one beautiful concession: when there was no stain colour that really fit the bill (he’d previously swayed me to do dark wood cabinetry), he said “I’m thinking maybe we could do painted cabinets? I think I’ve started to like the look, and all your inspiration pictures seem to have white cabinets.” Oh, you wonderful man, I love you so. Even though my inspiration pictures clearly have very different shades of white, cream, ecru, an grey… ;)
After that, this lovely plan came together:
I’m constrained by the parameters of the builder’s options and our budget - which while reasonable, won’t necessarily facilitate everything I dreamed of. The countertops and floors are, in fact, laminate (which I make no apologies for), and while I would love to get on board the brass train with the hardware, these pulls have the nicest shape I found (and are nicely similar to that used by Kelly Deck in the inspiration picture.) The tile may not happen until later, depending on cost. But overall, I’m SUPER excited. Super duper. Hello, pretty kitchen, I can’t wait to meet you…
Home of Billy Reid, photograph by Justin Bernhaut for Country Living
Home of Travis Robeson, photograph by Bjorn Wallander for Country Living