The Tree HousE Kitchen

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to FINALLY share this space with you guys!

The before shots were taken on my very first visit to the old Farmhouse, almost exactly two years ago, and it just makes me so happy to see how far it has come. Getting the opportunity to work on this project with these incredible people has been nothing short of amazing.

kitchen renovation
kitchen renovation

This sweet family took on so much of the project management and installation themselves, all with four little kiddos. They truly poured their whole hearts into it, and it shows throughout. I can’t wait to show you more in the next few weeks, but what better place to start than the heart of the home — the kitchen.

modern kitchen with floating shelves

Affectionally called The Tree HousE, sitting proudly in the break of the trees, the home has become such a modern and streamlined statement piece. We knew we wanted the inside to have the same architecturally modern feel, but we also wanted to keep a little bit of history and character from what was there before.

Simple dark gray cabinets that tie into the navy shiplap walls give such beautiful drama to the space without feeling too fussy. White quartz countertops, white ceramic tile floors, and wood floating shelves are the perfect contrast and add just the right amount of texture.

navy ship lap kitchen wall with floating shelves

My absolute favorite parts of the kitchen are the pair of vintage farmhouse lights that hang over the peninsula, complemented by the uber modern barstools. It makes me just SO happy every time I see it.

modern black barstools

And you know how much I love a good #shelfie, especially when they include personal touches like sweet, hand-drawn family portraits.

floating shelf in kitchen

They waited so long for this space, and it makes me so incredibly happy to see them in it and loving it, especially this time of year.


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Floating Shelves: Hurd and Honey

Barstools: Wayfair

California Cool Eat-In Kitchen Area

If you were here last week, you saw a great before and after in the kitchen of one of our clients. As promised, here is the beautiful other half of that room! I really love a great kitchen renovation where we can incorporate little moments like this one here.

pendant light over white oval table and wishbone chairs

The sweet homeowners had a dining room adjacent to this area, so we knew we wanted to create a less formal, more intimate and cozy space for the eat-in kitchen area. As with most kitchens, this area was going to get used for so many of the day to day activities. Whether it’s by the family of four at dinner, homework after school, or girls’ wine night, the goal was to accommodate numerous scenarios since we knew it would be the hub of the home.

pendant light over white oval table and black leather bench

We really love the way the custom bench and oval table allow for better range of motion by allowing us to move a little closer to the wall. Not only is the black faux leather on the seat cushion easy to keep clean and extremely durable, but it brings such a cool sense of style to the space. Another thing that gives us all the heart eyes is the vintage Kilim rug. Standard size rugs would have just laid too wide and short in this area. So with a little eBay searching, this one not only fits the space perfectly and brings in the most stunning muted colors, but it hides a multitude of sins (i.e. dinners and girls’ wine night).

serena and lily pendant light

The straight lines of the bench really set the stage for the gorgeous modern lines of the Eero Saarinen style table. The warmth and texture of the wishbone chairs keep everything from feeling too sterile, and the gorgeous pendant light from Serena and Lily carries that vibe right up to the ceiling. The simple art and accessories keeps everything fresh, clean, and oh-so-lovely.

white vases table centerpiece

Casually cool, California modern style, made approachable, livable, and uber functional for this cool midwestern family. I just can’t get enough of it!

Don’t you just want to spend all your lazy Sunday mornings here?


Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that at no cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.

Table: Amazon

Light: Serena and Lily

Art: Oh Finale on Etsy

California Cool Kitchen

As we head into the long weekend and all the feelings of love and thankfulness, I felt like it was only appropriate to share this beautiful kitchen space.

black and brass lights in white kitchen

The incredible lady that lives here with her husband and two sweet kiddos is someone I am so grateful to know and call my friend. This is the second home I have had the privilege of working on with her, and she never misses a chance to show her gratitude and appreciation. She’s the kind of person that shares what she loves and you instantly want it, too! I’m so grateful for the support she has shown my business as it has grown over the years, both as a client and a mentor (this girl knows business!).

modern white kitchen with white subway tile

When they moved into this house, the design direction was so clear from “go”. With a kitchen that needed some updates stat, we started there. Removing a pantry to add room for a big, beautiful island completely opened up the room. The combination of white subway tile from countertop to ceiling, cool black wall sconces over black painted windows, gorgeous quartz countertops, and I mixture of high contrast finishes balanced with wood tones sets off the California modern feel.

floating shelves on white subway tile and letter board

Custom-made shelves fit the space so perfectly, and are the perfect place to incorporate the homeowners’ hysterical personalities.

I’ll show you their eat-in dining area next week once the turkey clears!

Until then, here’s what the kitchen space looked like before.

outdated white kitchen
outdated white kitchen