Now that the Gentry project has wrapped up (the new homeowners moved in this week!), we are ramping up to start a couple of new and exciting projects including another investment property and some renovation work at my own house! Yay! I can’t wait to take you along for the ride!
Kohler is an amazing resource for me in all of my projects and I always look to their offerings for quality, timeless and modern kitchen and bath products. They asked me if I’d be willing to share my take on kitchen and bath trends and OF COURSE I jumped at the chance to get to put together a little preview for you guys of some of the rooms we’ve been dreaming up for our upcoming projects! I think it’s always a good idea to use classic neutrals as your design foundation in any space, but especially in kitchens and baths, and that accessories and lower investment items are great for experimenting with trends. That said, I think there’s a trendy way to do the classics! I’ve rounded up pieces for updated versions of a white kitchen and a black bathroom that I think feel fresh, on trend and completely livable.
TREND #1: WHITE (but not the type of white you’re imagining)
In my girls bathroom reno, I used different shade of white tiles, shiplap and stone to help this room feel layered and more warm.
WHERE TO USE THIS TREND: spaces that get great natural light that you want to feel cheerful, clean and energizing.
I like white spaces especially in rooms where I want to be able to see well for specific tasks, like getting ready in my bathroom (where I need all the light I can get!! :)) I also like white for kitchens, but lately especially, I love the idea of mixing shades of white ranging from my favorite Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace to a warmer Swiss Coffee, with doses of ivory and a soft, warm clay color!
I think the trick to pulling off this updated look is to add accents of metallics and punches of black in the lighting and hardware as well as moments of warmth through adding wood accents. Here’s a kitchen board we’ve been working on that shows my vision for this updated version of a white kitchen! Its a little bit English countryside and a little bit California modern. Isn’t this pretty?
WHERE TO USE THIS TREND: rooms where you want to make a statement and create a dramatic mood. I especially like using dark colors in small rooms that don’t get a lot of natural light, like our client’s bathroom shown above. You might as well embrace the shadows and moodiness! Also I’ve found it can make smaller rooms feel a bit larger.
I’m obsessed with warm shades of black and I’m itching to do another dark, moody bathroom in my own house. Maybe with this black limestone tile on the walls or just black paint? Off Black from Farrow & Ball is a favorite color. ALSO I’m dying over that Jute vanity from Kohler with those amazing metal legs! WOW! Any sized dose of black in design makes such a chic statement!
I’m SO excited to finally share that today we are officially launching our Juniper Studio Home pillow line!! All of these pillows are made from beautiful linen fabrics with cotton tassels and brass zippers and they are made in the USA by a super talented local seamstress.
I’ve been putting long lumbars on beds and sofas for almost a decade (starting with this one!) and for about that long you all have been begging for me to start selling them. The time didn’t seem right until we were getting ready to stage the Gentry project. The colors and fabrics in this line were picked to coordinate with the decor of that house, though I think there will be something here for everyone!
Our plan is to make limited run collections (likely once a quarter, possibly more) featuring new fabrics with every run. We will only be making a few of each pattern and size, and when they’re gone, they’re gone. I want these collections to feel different and exciting and fresh!
Today we’re sharing BOTH of the Gentry Project bathrooms! I love how these two spaces came together.
Can you believe this is what we started with?! Blue fixtures, linoleum and silk ivy on the mirrors! :)
Here’s a shot after demo –
And here’s the hall bathroom now!
We used gray cabinetry from Madera Cabinets and Cambria’s matte Brittanicca quatrz. I love that the quartz has a matte finish instead of a polished, glossy finish. I prefer honed finishes on my countertops and I love that these Cambria tops are incredibly durable AND have that gorgeous matte finish!
I’m a big fan of mixing finishes and we used a lot of flat black and unlacquered brass in both of these bathrooms. The sconces in both spaces were made in a collaboration we did with Lucent Lightshop. Isn’t that huge brass backplate amazing?!
The master bathroom, just down the hall, turned out beautifully! (PS Here’s a tour of the finished master bedroom, in case you missed that reveal!) I love that this bathroom has a little more of a grown up vibe with the darker cabinets.
Here’s what we started with in the master bath. A completely different layout, smoked mirrors, black plumbing fixtures and the weirdest tub surround that literally had kitty litter in it??
I love how the bronze color plays so nicely with the other brass and gold tones we have in the space in the mirrors, cabinet hardware and the Lucent Lightshop sconces. I love those milk glass shades!!!
I hope you love these bathrooms as much as I do! I think they turned out beautifully especially for the budget we needed to stick to!