July 31, 2015

Kitchen Updates of the Week

We are heading toward the homestretch 
of this renovation...yay!


This past week, I agonized for days over my tile selection...


I fell in love with the beveled subway tile (above on the left) but since my cabinets are raised panel, I felt the beveled tile would be too much.  Plus my husband wasn't crazy about that look...Boo hoo...


I also went back and forth between an off-white and white-white for the subway tile.  My cabinets are Benjamin Moore White Dove which is a creamy white but the granite looked better with the whiter white.  I went with the white-white.  I hope I made the right decision because the tiles are ordered!

I have also been obsessing over island pendant lighting!

This is the Circa Lighting Darlana lantern.  Obviously, it's just the outside without the lighting part but you get the idea.  I had to be super-careful unpacking the pieces because if I have to return them and didn't repackage them exactly the way they came, no refund for me!  Not to mention, I would still be charged a restocking fee!  The cost of indecisiveness!


I also picked up this Kichler pendant on the above left.  It's also a great glass-less option but I think I wanted to go more open and airy.  Plus I have been obsessing over the Darlana lantern for awhile now...we'll see.  I also like the Pottery Barn Rustic Large Pendant.  I ordered two of these two but the more I think about it, the black lanterns are what I always pictured in here!


So many decisions in that area!  I have even considered not doing any pendant lighting in the kitchen!  I have gotten so used to the open airy feel in there that I kind of think I should just install two more recessed lights over the island and be done with it!  

I can't wait to get to the fun decorating part, where I can buy non-permanent pieces that can be switched out on a whim!   

What are you decorating this week?

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10 comments:

  1. Pendants are wonderful if they are non descript. My personal preference is none. I love your kitchen.

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  2. Your kitchen is beautiful! I just went through a similar decision with the backsplash (the tile guy goofed, so I don't yet know how this will play out); I opted for no lighting over the island, but I have an 8-foot ceiling, and lighting would interfere with the view, and that's all my kitchen has going for it. As for your lantern, I love the Circa lantern. It works with your elements. At a previous house, my GC put up the fixture temporarily just so I could see if it worked (and how high--another agonizing choice). I know you are so happy to have this in your rearview! It all looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your reno adventures at Foodie Friday!

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  3. Beautiful job! Regarding the pendants IMHO as you appear to be indecisive re style, why not just have the recessed lighting installed and live with them for a while? I do love your two choices however maybe subconsciously you feel they are too much of a contrast in style when comparing them to your chandelier in the eating area. (Just a thought.) That said, I am loving your kitchen cabinets and am wondering if you would mind sharing the name and supplier of them. (Thank you) -Brenda-

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    1. Thank you Brenda! The cabinets are New River which is the semi-custom line of CWP cabinets. They are painted maple in the color Swan which is matches Benjamin Moore White Dove.
      Thanks again, Shelley

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    2. .... and thank 'you' Shelley for your reply. I did do a web search but unfortunately it appears they are not available here in Canada but seeing yours with a raised panel with a full overlay at least gives me a jump-off point as I was considering Maple and having them custom painted. -Brenda-

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    3. I am glad I could help, Brenda. I am sure you will be able to find many quality cabinets with that look. Good luck with your project! Also, I tried to email you directly, but your email came up as "no reply". Thanks for stopping by!
      Shelley

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  4. Whoa! I have been away from blogger world for a LONG time! I love it! So happy to see your brand spanking new kitchen! Woo-hoo!

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  5. Your kitchen is beautiful! I love your pendant choices as well. I personally, LOVE the Pottery Barn lights but not sure if they would give off enough light. I do like your open airy choice too! Good luck with your decision. Whatever you choose will just be the cherry on top of your beautiful new kitchen!

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  6. Your kitchen looks beautiful! I'm sure you will be glad when the renovations are finished!

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  7. Everything is looking so good Shelley...you must be so happy!! LOVE your new kitchen!

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