Spring 2019 One Room Challenge: Week Two

It’s week two, folks. And that means it’s time to panic and share my design plan for the kitchen part of my makeover (the living room is coming your way next week). I’d never shown photos of our kitchen before last week’s post because it was such a contrast to my usual style. Not for long! I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited about a room in my life. Here's the before, in case you missed it:



And here's the dreamy plan:


The dark wall cabinets are being painted in a fresh, crisp white, and the island in a soft, pretty blue thanks to the experts at Paint it Like New. We’ll be adding some Metrie trim to disguise the bulkhead over the top cabinets.


We are getting the most stunning Caesarstone countertop, in Calacatta Nuvo. It’s going to be so beautiful and so low maintenance, which is the perfect combination. I fell in love with Caesarstone when I was lucky enough to go on a media trip with them last year so I’m so excited to finally get to use this beauty in our home. Our sink is in the island, so having a stylish faucet and basin are a must. The Delta Trinsic faucet from The Home Depot Canada Canada is going to look incredible as I watch my sons wash dishes. Stay tuned for which sink we choose. I may put it to a vote on Instagram!




As the final but oh-so-important touch, I’ll be using Jasper pulls from Emtek. They are soooooo beautiful. I love how Emtek sees hardware as such an important part of a design plan and as a reflection of your personal style. These are going to make such a pretty statement in our new kitchen. Since it’s such a small space, I opted to use the same pulls for the doors and drawers.





The current lighting situation will be replaced with Mitzi lights I have wanted since they launched. The hardest part of choosing the Hudson Valley Lighting lanterns was picking a colour, because the Leigh lanterns come in the prettiest of options. In the end, because of the other design elements in the room, I chose white. A pair of these stunners will be hung over the island and the two Geneva vintage-style flushmounts (also Hudson Valley Lighting) will be installed in front of the cabinets and by the window.





The desk under the window is not being used at all and we need more storage. Thanks to The Home Depot Canada and Metrie, Jamie and I are building a bench (with a French tufted cushion top) to house larger kitchen items. It will be wrapped with the prettiest floral from Jolie Marche. The counter stool decision is still up in the air, but I think I will be getting three similar to ones in the design board.



There aren’t many exposed walls in the kitchen but I wanted to add a little something special to them. I literally scoured the internet for a blue and white striped wallpaper and could not find what I wanted. But!! Did you know that you can design your own wallpaper with Spoonflower? After several edits, I finally came up with this, which will be available for you to buy for your very own self very soon! Can you believe that?! Because I designed it myself, I was able to use the exact shade of blue I used on the island for the large stripes. The wallpaper comes in both water-activated and peel-and-stick. I can’t wait for the room to wrapped in Spoonflower goodness.


The beautiful Minted art, by Shannon Kirsten, will either be hung on the wall by the fridge, or on a wall in the dining room facing the kitchen. I love the simplicity of it.



This One Room Challenge transformation would not be possible without the amazing Linda running it all, and the generosity of sponsors. Thank you so very much to each and every one for helping me transform our home into such a beautiful space. You rock my world!


Spoonflower | Metrie | Emtek | Hudson Valley Lighting | The Home Depot

Caesarstone | Paint it Like New | Jolie Marche


Take a moment to see what the other nineteen featured designers are up to. Their plans are insanely good!


At Home With Ashley | Casey Keasler | Dorsey Designs | The Farmhouse Project | Home Made by Carmona

House of Funk | House of Jade Interiors | House Seven Design | House That Lars Built | Inspired by Charm

Jana Bek | Jessica Brigham | Kelly Golightly | Murphy Deesign | The Pink Pagoda | Sarah Gunn

Sherry Hart Designs | Sugar & Cloth | Veronica Solomon | Vintage Revivals | Media BH&G | TM by ORC



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