I’ve been practicing photography quite a bit lately. Ever since I went to The Academy in France a couple of months ago and recently learning Lightroom, it has inspired me to take a lot more photos. I have a new-to-me hydrangea bush in my yard and it’s full of lovely purple hydrangeas. I clipped enough to fill my big apron-front sink and, unfortunately, it also came with 1 large grasshopper, two earwigs and 100 aphids. Yuck. After I shook out the flowers in the sink and sprayed water on the bugs AND made sure I switched the garburator on, we were all ready for a photo shoot (sorry bugs).
I cannot wait to reveal a big before, during and after of my kitchen. For now, here are a few close-up details of what I love most about my kitchen and some sources.
This apron-front sink is the same one I bought for my previous kitchen so I knew I couldn’t do without it.
It’s the Kohler Whitehaven self-trimming 30″ sink. They have much bigger ones but I found 30″ wide plenty big!
The faucet is from Delta Canada. It’s the champagne bronze Trinsic pull-down touch activated faucet. It’s a dream to use when you’re baking and your hands are a mess!
You just need to tap it once anywhere and it’s on. I’ve never had a faucet like this one before and I don’t think I can ever go back. The problem now is when I’m at someone else’s house, I’m constantly tapping their kitchen sink wondering what the heck is wrong with it! Why won’t it go on! lol
It even comes with a matching champagne bronze stopper.
The little pottery cup and block of soap I got in France and the gardening shears and linen tea towels were gifts from Heather Bullard from The Academy.
I’m just in love with these hydrangeas. I need to redo my driveway next year but for it to be properly fixed the bushes on the side will have to come out and one of those bushes is this lovely hydrangea bush! I’m going to have to transplant it if I can because I’ve never had such huge beautiful flowers like this one.
I’m loving this combination together. The cup pulls are heavy and hefty pulls. I really like that about them. I’ve had some before that were flimsy feeling but these are the real deal. I ordered a few glass knobs as samples before settling on these ones. I wanted them to be a good size, not too small and I wanted them to be able to take a bit of a beating since this is a busy kitchen. These are the ones I felt were up to the job and I’m very happy with my decision.
The subway tile is beveled which gives it more texture for light to bounce off of and the countertops are quartz: Vico Stone BQ8220 Carrara (3 cm). The kitchen cabinets were custom made.
All the cabinets including the hood range were sprayed in Benjamin Moore Simply White and for a subtle difference the island cabinets were sprayed in Benjamin Moore Gray Owl.
You can check the post I did on deciding on paint colors and hardware and hardwood floors.
The gorgeous pendant lights are from Restoration Hardware.
Again, that champagne bronze just adds such a nice antique touch to the kitchen.
I’ll have so many more photos of my kitchen (with sources!) and rest of the house and more photos of France in the coming weeks so I hope you stay around!
Also, super excited, Reni and her team from Bliss & Tell Branding Co. are working on rebranding my whole site. The preliminary look I’ve gotten so far is gorg-eous! I can’t wait till I get the finished product and can’t wait to show you guys!!
I have more kitchen photos here:
Industrial Vintage French kitchen in my previous house