REVEAL PART 2: #JuniperStudioDeckMyHalls Dining Room Giveaway with Overstock!

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Are you ready for Part 2 of our EPIC Living and Dining Room Makeover Giveaway?! If you’re just joining us, here is Part 1 where we revealed the living room makeover! We partnered with the incredibly generous Overstock.com to make this giveaway a reality and we couldn’t have done it without all of their beautiful furniture in these spaces! Thank you, Overstock!

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Let’s jump in with the before photos! Our giveaway winners have a dining room and kitchen that are open to each other. They felt a little unsure about the space planning in here and they were specifically unsure about what shape and size table to use.

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We started the makeover by painting all the walls the same bright white color we used in the living room. We also decided (with the owner’s permission) that the island could use a little color and contrast, so we painted it a deep navy with green undertones (the color is Benjamin Moore Newburgh Green). If you plan to paint kitchen cabinets, its a really good idea to wash them thoroughly first with Sanding Deglosser and then used an alkyd enamel paint.

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While the island was drying (we rolled on three full coats with drying time in between), we installed picture rail moulding we bought online just using nails and a hammer, old school style! It was super easy to do and after caulk and a coat of paint, the picture rail gallery wall was ready to hang!

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I used 16 gauge steel wire from the hardware store to hang the art from the hooks. It takes a little bit of trial and error to get the lengths right so that the frames hang at the height you want them to, but it really wasn’t hard!

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The end result is worth all the extra effort! I LOVE how the lines of the wire adds extra interest and somehow feels modern even though it’s a very traditional way to display art!

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We hung mostly prints from Jenny’s Print Shop in the gallery wall along with a few vintage pieces and a Beth Allen original oil painting.

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And aren’t these fabulous lattice front credenzas perfect in the space? We placed two next to each other and I think it helps ground the big picture rail gallery wall. The pattern on the doors is so very cool.

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When it came to selecting furniture for the dining space, we definitely felt there was room for a larger table, so we picked this beautiful farm table from Overstock that fits the room better and can grow with their family. And now they can have friends over for dinner! Yay! :)

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We used this large flatweave rug to help define the dining area and to help break up the tile. I love the subtle color and pattern!

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The rug looks so great with the blue captain’s chairs we found on the Overstock site. And those modern metal windsor chairs are my very favorite! I want them for my own house!

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This brass chandelier was another amazing Overstock find. Great lighting is one of the easiest ways to make a space feel more designed and finished. The great news is you can find pieces that don’t necessarily cost thousands. This one was affordable and makes SUCH a big statement!

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The lighter blue elements in the space, like the captain’s chairs and the rug, really tie into the island color. They’re all different shades of blue and navy, so they really work well together without feeling matchy-matchy!

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We also made sure to weave bits of blue through out the accessories to help move the eye around the room and to balance out the brown color of the tile and granite.

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Did you notice we swapped out the kitchen hardware too? We thought black hardware would match the dark appliances a little better than the brushed nickel and that the black hardware would add a modern touch to the traditional space. I love how it coordinates with the dining chairs and the curtain hardware too!

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Do you know what I LOVE the most about this giveaway makeover? It’s that we were able to make such huge changes in the feel and function of the space with just paint and furniture! We didn’t tear out the floors, we didn’t move walls. I think there is so much truth to the old advice of start where you are. Make small investments here and there in your furniture and accessories. Tackle weekend projects like these bookshelves or the picture rail gallery wall.  You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a home that makes you proud! I know that I am proud of what we did in this space!

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I’m so happy for this wonderful family and so grateful they were 100% trusting of me and my team! I hope they love these design decisions we made for them this week for many years to come!

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And of course, I have to thank Overstock again for being SO WONDERFUL and so incredibly generous. They donated all of the furniture, rugs and lighting for these spaces and I couldn’t imagine a better partner for this project. When I visited their headquarters a few months ago it was immediately apparent that they are a company that cares deeply about people, especially their employees and their customers. I knew they would be as excited about this giveaway project as I was and the passion they showed throughout this process was nothing short of heartwarming to me. Thank you Overstock!

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SOURCE LIST

Dining Table

Black Dining Chairs

Blue Dining Chairs

Credenzas

Dining Room Rug

Dining Room Chandelier

CLOUDS I print

CLOUDS II print

BOUGIE print

GEMS print

WOODS print

ELANOR print

LUNA print

FLORA print

VALLEY print

REVEAL: #JuniperStudioDeckMyHalls Living Room Giveaway with Overstock!

Eeeeeeeps!!!! I’m bursting with excitement over here because on Monday we gave a beautiful, sweet family a brand new living room, dining room, entry and kitchen makeover!!!

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Here’s a little back story: In early November I sat down with my team and we talked about how everything was going after moving to the new studio space and with all the additional projects we took on this year. It’s been SO good and fun, but admittedly, it’s been a little crazy. We brainstormed some ways we could edit a little for next year and refocus on the areas of the business that are the most rewarding (and fun!). We thought it would be so great to do something now in 2017 to sort of wipe the slate clean in preparation for the new year’s mentality. We came up with the idea of doing a huge, HUGE giveaway for a local family for the holidays. I mean, what better way to press the reset button than to figure out a way to give back, right? We were all VERY excited.

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I knew we could handle everything with the design and renovation work but that we were going to need some help getting a lot of the furniture together in time for a reveal before the holidays. I loved working with Overstock.com for their Design Challenge and #OverstockStyle Weekend and they obviously have the most ENORMOUS selection of beautiful furniture, that can adapt to any style, which was a must for a project that had to adapt to fit every family that entered. I crossed my fingers and toes and emailed them to see if they would be up for donating the furniture for this giveaway and Overstock was as excited about giving back as we were. I knew we had found the right partner! They have truly been amazing to work with this whole project. Asking a team to rush a whole house worth of decor and furniture during the holidays is such an oversized request, but they (literally) delivered in every way. Yay Overstock!

When it came to picking a winner, our team combed through the hundreds and hundreds of local applications through Instagram and talked for DAYS about each of your beautiful posts! (We laughed, we cried, we want to be your real life friends.) There were so many that we loved and that we wanted to help with! In the end, each of us on the team picked three applications (and, to keep things fair, they couldn’t be people we were related to or that we knew well) and then the final winner was selected at random.

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The family whose name was drawn turned out to be the SWEETEST, most gracious people in the whole wide world. They could not have been easier to work with or more grateful! They are both teachers and they recently bought this cute little ranch home. They put in a new kitchen after moving in, but they were ready for some additional updates and new furniture and lighting! We met with them, took some measurements and notes about what they wanted in their new spaces and then we were off! We made our design plan, ordered all our items on Overstock in a snap and then it was time to get to work!

For starters, the homeowners don’t love their tile floors, but we had some good tricks up our sleeves for making the tile less of a focal point in the space and I think we really pulled it off! The color of the walls was a good starting place. They had picked a really pretty bluey-gray wall color when they moved in, but it seemed to only exaggerate the yellowy-brown color of the floor. So we painted the walls a bright, clean white and instantly the floors felt more neutral!

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After the walls were painted, I got to work installing floating shelves in the living room. I recently discovered a local lumber yard (Timber in Mesa) and realized how much better the selection was compared to the big box hardware stores! For just a little more than the cost of construction grade pine boards, I found 2″ thick boards of 14′ long pine that were perfectly straight and had a lot less knots. And best of all, the lumber yard milled and sanded the boards for only $20 extra! AMAZING. I picked them up basically ready to stain!

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The nice people at my local lumber yard also recommended this gel stain for pine, which can be finicky about accepting stain evenly. Gel stain sits on top of the grain more and worked beautifully for this project! I used a clear sealer as a top coat and after a night of drying, the boards were ready to install!

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I picked up corner metal braces at the hardware store along with L-brackets. I found the studs and marked out my entire wall, drilled in the brackets, set the boards and secured the boards to the brackets by screwing them in place from underneath. Can I tell you, I was pretty confident this method would work well, but it worked SO WELL. Those heavy boards are so well supported and are so sturdy!

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You could only slightly see the metal braces from underneath the shelves when you were sitting on the sofa, so later we decided to touch up the brackets with a little bit of matching acrylic paint which helped a lot.

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These shelves were such a win! I spent only a few hundred dollars in materials and Michael and I hung them together in a night. They make the space look so much more finished! And how about this new lighting?! Isn’t it amazing?! We hired an electrician to come in and install this chandelier and these three sconces along the bookshelf wall. I LOVE the look. Never underestimate the power of great lighting! It’s even better when the fixtures are as affordable as these from Overstock!

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I was SO excited to style those shelves and get all the furniture moved in the next morning!

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And here is the gorgeous space now, after all of our Overstock finds were moved in!

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The sofa was our starting point for the design. Our homeowners wanted something a little more traditional but with clean lines. We found this BEAUTIFUL roll arm sofa from Safavieh on Overstock that is upholstered in a heavy weight oatmeal color linen. I have a similar fabric on my sofa at home and it has held up to my kids’ abuse wonderfully!

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One of my favorite things to do in a living room is to use one large round table with a big lamp rather than two small side tables. I think it adds interest and height to the space and helps break up the boxiness that can sometimes happen in a living room layout. We used this small dining table from Overstock (with the coolest legs ever) and I love how it looks with our sofa while floating in front of the pretty shelves!!

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We also knew we wanted a few leather benches to layer under the new shelves. These tufted benches from Overstock with those gorgeous modern legs completely fit the bill!

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From there we picked a rug. This was another way we helped to minimize the presence of the existing brown tile in the room. We layered two large sisal rugs with this gorgeous 9×12 rug. I LOVE all the colors in this pretty rug!
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I had my seamstress make the gorgeous blue linen blackout curtains and loose woven linen sheers. This large front window gets a LOT of full sun. The homeowners had only blackout curtains hanging here before which made the whole house feel dark. The double curtain rod that allowed us to hang blackout curtains and sheers together gave the homeowners a lot of flexibility and the most light and privacy possible. I love the look too! Isn’t that blue color so pretty?

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I love how the pale blue curtains play with the colors in the rug and the gorgeous navy tweed arm chairs we got from Overstock. They’re comfortable and sturdy and I love the dark fabric that brings some much-needed contrast into the space! On that same note, the white coffee table played an important role in really lightening the room up! We also loved that this table was round (no sharp corners for the little one!)

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The circle shape ended up being a bit of a recurring theme in this home. I found these vintage frames (you can see them in the first photo here below), sanded off the glossy finish on the frame and spray painted the old circle cut mats for a fresh new look! LOVE!

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The homeowner sits at that desk every morning to teach English to online students, so she requested an alphabet print on the walls. I commissioned Angela Hardison, a local graphic design genius, to design it and she knocked it out of the park! The file is available today in the print shop! I love this for a children’s room or play space obviously, but I also love it for main living areas for a graphic pop!

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The desk was a vintage find that I painted off-white (the little brass knobs make my heart sing!). The desk lamp and leather chair were both Overstock scores.

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In the entry we had these gorgeous sconces installed and we hung a vintage brass mirror over my favorite wooden bench from Overstock. It has a slim profile and is PERFECT for small entry ways! I love it!

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I’m SO happy with how this giveaway space came together. It was one of those whirlwind/stressful/exhausting/completely amazing experiences that I will forever treasure! Seeing this sweet family’s reaction to the space was THE BEST. So many happy tears!

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Side note: I laughed so hard when I realized I was full-on twinning with the homeowner (literally, right down to our shoes) on reveal day. But I also had the thought it was a pretty good sign that she was going to like the things I picked for her house. :)

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Wouldn’t it be weird to walk in to YOUR OWN HOUSE and have everything completely changed? I mean, pretty cool, but also a little weird, right!? We tried hard to incorporate family heirlooms and colors and themes that were meaningful to this family so they could feel at home as soon as possible! We tucked some wood blocks in this little basket on the bottom shelf for their young daughter so would maybe be distracted by all the changes in her spaces for even a minute! :) Ha! She was a champ though and I think she liked it all as much as we do!

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Right before they got to the house for the reveal on Monday, we rushed to put up a Christmas tree and doesn’t it just complete the space? We couldn’t be happier for this sweet family! They were the best in so many ways and I hope they love everything we put in their new living room and entry! NEXT UP: the dining room and kitchen reveal!!!!

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Navy Side Chairs

Leather Benches with Metal Base

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Coffee Table

Round Side Table

Double Curtain Rod

Chandelier

Wall Sconces over Shelves

Lamp on Desk

Leather Desk Chair

Fiddle Leaf Fig

Entry Bench

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STARLITE print

DAHLIAS I print

DAHLIAS II print

BUTTERFLIES print

ALPHABET print

This entire giveaway was made possible and sponsored by the EXTREMELY generous, kind friends at Overstock, a company I love and fully stand behind! Thank you, Overstock!!

Office Makeover with BEHR’s 2018 Color of the Year!

I’ve been wanting to paint my little office at Juniper Studio, but our ceilings in here are 15ft high (!), so I’ve been holding off. But recently I saw this image and decided a color blocked wall would be SO cool in here, so when BEHR asked if I wanted to use their 2018 color of the year (which happened to be INSANELY on brand with our Juniper colors!), I jumped at the chance to paint my office!

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BEHR’s 2018 color trends are SO GOOD. Check out how beautifully all these colors play together! All of them are available at Home Depot now. Some of my favorite color combos are here – blush, olive, forest green, rust, coral and then of course this beautiful blue-green-gray color that they picked to be their color of the year. It’s called IN THE MOMENT, and I’m obsessed.

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My office before was a boring sea of white and desperately needed some color and life!

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I picked up a gallon of IN THE MOMENT (T18-15) at my local Home Depot and a roll of painter’s tape. To get that color blocked look, I measured 72″ from the floor and marked every three feet or so with a pencil. Then I taped all around the room using the marks to keep the tape as straight as possible. The best way to make your paint lines are SUPER crisp is to first brush on a coat of the background color (the bright white we have on all the walls in the studio, in my case) on the bottom edge of your painters tape. This seals the tape and ensures if there are any leaks under the tape, it will be the background color!

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Once the sealer paint is totally dry you can finish rolling on your main color and you can remove the tape to unveil the most perfectly crisp paint line you’ve ever seen!

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I used Behr’s Marquee paint line, which is a paint and primer in one, so I only needed to roll on one coat! We busted out this project in about an hour!

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Did you know that Home Depot carries a lot of decor items now too? I picked up this really cute (and affordable!) rug for my office there too! Isn’t it pretty with the new wall color?

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This basket is also from Home Depot. We potted my favorite faux fiddle leaf in it and I love the combo!

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I also picked up a couple of little accent pieces like this lacquered pink tray from Home Depot and this cute little brass desk lamp!

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Our DAHLIA prints by Lynne Millar are brand new in Jenny’s Print Shop and I could not love this color combo more!!

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The IN THE MOMENT color is such a happy pop of color in our white studio. I’ve been loving working in this space and I can honestly say it is a super soothing, easy-to-live-with color!

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leather desk chair  //  arm chairs  // rug  //  brass lamp  // tall lamp is vintage  //  desk 

Thank you to BEHR for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own. View BEHR’s 2018 Color Trends here, available at Home Depot now through the end of 2018!

The Gentry Project Kitchen Reveal with Bosch!

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Today is SUCH an exciting day! The Gentry project is finished and I am so thrilled with how all of these spaces turned out, but I especially love the kitchen. When the time came to choose the appliances for this space, I knew we wanted to go with something modern, beautiful and most importantly, high quality. I was thrilled to get to partner with Bosch and Domino Magazine on this kitchen and I hope you caught the video series we posted on Instagram the past couple of weeks. We had a lot of fun with this collaboration!

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green pitcher  //  mini pink bowls  //  gold tray with handles //  black pitcher

decanter with wood stopper  //  cake stand  //  gold wall sconces

Okay, should we dig right in with some crazy before photos?? Check out that funky tile! :)

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The footprint of the original kitchen from the 60s was small and cramped. We gutted everything in here and bumped up the insanely low ceiling and took out a few walls to make the space work better.

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Once the new walls were up and the white oak floors were installed, it was easier to get excited about the kitchen’s potential! :) To help keep things bright and airy in here, we decided on white cabinets. We landed on an olive color for the island and pops of black in the hood surround, the backsplash grout and the cabinet hardware to contrast against all the white.

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Brass accents in the lighting and the faucet as well as the wood open shelving helps to warm up the space. The warm gray veining in the Cambria quartz countertops also really helps to add interest and character!

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green pitcher  //  gold tray with handles  //  green bowls  //  decanter with wood stopper

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white bowls  //  white plates  //  cheese board  //  gold frame

When we started working with Bosch on this kitchen build out, I was so thrilled to learn that their Benchmark series dishwasher accepts ready-made cabinet fronts (our cabinets were not custom) for a seamless look in the cabinetry. This really helps to make this kitchen look even bigger I think! And check out this video to see how cool the dishwasher is inside! The tines that hold up the dishes are adjustable, the bottom rack holds all sorts of big, bulky items (like HUGE popcorn bowls and stock pots!) and there’s the MyWay Rack that allows you to accommodate deeper items that you usually never have a place for! I’m OBSESSED with this dishwasher!

 

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green pitcher  //  cake stand  //  black pitcher  //  gold tray

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When I posted about this dishwasher on Instagram a lot of you that have this same model mentioned you LOVE the whisper-quiet aspect. I love it too, especially for the Gentry house kitchen because it is so open to the living and dining rooms. It’s so quiet you can run a load during a dinner party and none of your guests would realize it! :) You can literally be standing right next to the dishwasher while it’s running and not hear a thing.

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white plates  //  black plates  //  glass and gold pitcher

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We couldn’t choose a gas range in this house, so we used Bosch’s beautifully designed app to easily and quickly find the perfect 30″ slide-in electric range. Isn’t it gorgeous? We really needed the range to not have a back panel to work with the quartz backsplash design, and Bosch came through for us! We also chose a Bosch hood insert above the range in the custom surround our contractor made. I’m SO happy with how this whole range area turned out! It’s functional AND beautiful.

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We also used the Bosch app to source the 36″ wide French Door counter-depth fridge. I love the sleek design and the organization of the interior components. The French Door design is a huge space saver and makes it easy to have a lot of people in the kitchen at the same time.

 

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Our goal with this whole house renovation was to choose unique, beautifully designed elements that, most importantly, help this home function well, but that also look great. Bosch is known for making appliances that have quality that is both lasting and noticeable, and I know that the future homeowners will see and feel that from Day 1 here in the Gentry Project kitchen!

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glass and gold pitcher  //  cake stand  //  soap

This post was brought to you in partnership with Bosch and Domino Magazine. Thank you for supporting the brands we use and love!

 

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Bosch Benchmark Series Dishwasher

Bosch Counter-Depth Refrigerator

Bosch 30″ Electric Slide-In Range

Bosch Hood Insert

Madera Cabinetry

Stone Fabrication by G3 Glass and Granite

Cambria Brittannica Matte Quartz on perimeter

Cambria Carrick Matte Quartz on island

Island custom, paint color is Ben Moore Dragon’s Breath

Cabinet Hardware – Pulls and Knobs

Brass Pull-Down Faucet by Delta

Apron Sink by Kohler

Brass Sconces by Lucent Lightshop

Brass Pendant light over island by Lucent Lightshop

Backsplash tile

Grout color: Dark Truffle

Shelf Brackets, wood is 11″ Mahogany from Home Depot in Minwax Driftwood stain

Runner

Wood floors Delaware Driftwood by Lumber Liquidators

Stools – DIY painted IKEA

Island Baskets

Print hanging on wall – FIRE ESCAPES

Print on range spice shelf – DOVER HOUSE