Home Tour- Kitchen and Dining Room

As we built our home in 2015, there were MANY decisions to be made! Since this home was custom, we selected every single thing that went into the house! Good thing I decorate and love that, but still, it's a lot to pick out!

I always find it helpful to read about other's selections as I'm narrowing down my own choices in design projects, so hopefully you will get some ideas and inspiration from this post!

The Orb Chandelier is a Natalia 3 light rope chandelier, fabric chairs are Safavieh En Vogue Dining Becca Grey Viscose Weathered Oak Finish Dining Chairs, and Safavieh natural fiber sisal rug are from

We've had this table forever from Pier One Imports which is the Torrance table, although we have restained it since purchasing. The side table is from Kirklands. My friend Nicole from Painted Vintage Mom made the "Stay Ahwile" sign for me upon my request!

So shiplap has been all the craze these last few years, which made me hesitant to do a feature wall since I don't want to seem like I'm jumping on the latest-phase bandwagon. However, we had done a wall like this in the dining room in the last house we built 7 years ago. I loved the wall and the bright color and texture, so my husband just completed this for me this year. At least I felt like I had done this a few years before you saw it everywhere. This is Carsiding, which is essentially a board with tongue and groove and gets nailed up, then painted. The color is Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee. I like this color because it's white looking but has a softness to it so not quite as stark. It still looks great against the white cabinets and baseboards.

One of the biggest debates I had was what color of white cabinets would we want. We went with Waypoint cabinets which are a nice line but well priced. I debated over the color of the cabinets. I wanted white but not too white. I wasn't sure if I should go slightly off white. I ended up going with the white color which is called Linen. These are Painted Linen, I believe the 420 model. I hoped it was the right choice and when we installed them, it definitely was! I'm very happy with them. Here's the link to Waypoint but you order these through a cabinet store. We used Blink Appliance in Lynwood, IL.

This little addition is one of the favorite things in the kitchen! I wanted open shelves but didn't want to spend too much. I found these little guys at Hobby Lobby and thought they might be too small. We put them up and they work perfectly. I purchased a few cute items from my fave store, TJ Maxx to style the shelves. One fun tip is I add fresh greens from my backyard, as shown in the ball jar and in the vase on my island. Not sure what I will do in winter when all the leaves are gone. Note the colors of the items have a similar theme. White and plants, gray, navy, and a black and white candle.

One of the things we added on the floorplan was to make a large kitchen window and added transom windows above all the back windows. There are no cabinets above the sink and just a giant window to let lots of light in. I love how it turned out! By the way, under the cabinets is simple white subway tile. The bar stools are super comfy and from my other fave store,

The granite is called Cashmere Cream. It's a nice mix of beige and gray colors. Overall it's pretty neutral and brings in a little more warmth than a straight white with gray. We have an 11" ledge overhang of the granite for the chairs to have plenty of room underneath. I've loved cutting fresh greens from my backyard all summer and added them to the vase on the island. It's so fun, plus it's free and looks great! The knobs are brushed nickel from one of the home improvement stores. The pendant lights are Zhuri glass edison lights from, you guessed it,

The wood flooring is an engineered hand scraped Acacia hardwood. Acacia is a hard and durable wood and so far it's holding up great!

The curtains are Exclusive Fabrics Pavillion Pearl Flocked Faux Silk Curtain Panel. The 108" length curtains were the perfect length for the sliding glass door plus transom window over the top.

Hope you enjoyed this little tour and maybe it helped you with a few decisions of your own!

I offer both residential and commercial design and decorating services and love helping people create a space they love and that reflects their personality and needs. I'm located in Northwest Indiana and always want to give my clients a lot of value for their money in selecting items that are beautiful but reasonably priced.

Thanks for reading and visiting my site!



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