Anyone else been nine months pregnant and finishing up a new construction design project? It’s SO fun. That’s where I was about three years ago when we finished this bad boy. I can’t even begin to tell you how freaked out everyone would get when I was walking on planks or adjusting light fixtures THAT pregnant. I think the contractor just didn’t want me giving birth at his job site, and frankly I don’t blame him. (But how GREAT of a story would that have been?!) Read on to see how I survived, gave birth at a regular hospital, and how some of my favorite spaces really came together in this gorgeous home.
Did I mention this house has a bright blue kitchen? Oh, yea, that is full-on blue. It’s actually a custom color we developed with the cabinet manufacturer during the design+build process. How much do you have to trust your designer to let her sell you on a blue kitchen? Quite a bit, which is why I would like to take this moment to say we have the best clients… ever. Simple white subway tile reflects the natural light perfectly, and allows the paint color be the standout here.
To bring in some warmth and softness we outfitted the island with a butcher block top and apron front sink. These small details pop when set against the deep blue, and create a unique space that is just as functional as it is beautiful.
I would absolutely eat pastries here every morning if this was my home. I also feel like I don’t see enough butcher block top islands. Maybe I need to make that a thing. It’s really chic.
So when we first got these plans in hand, this was a closet. Yes, a closet. Now it is the most fab teeny tiny powder room with funky patterned wallpaper and a vintage-inspired library light.
Because upstairs had enough blue to go around, downstairs we shifted gears and brought in a pop of the unexpected with this classic black and white palette. Would you be surprised if I said this is still one of our most re-pinned and re-grammed images? This is further proof to me that black and white are always a good idea, especially when paired together, in a guest bathroom.
There are like a million more images of this home, so be sure to check out our portfolio page to see the rest. Can’t wait to hear if this home inspired you to go big in your kitchen as well!