this kitchen is where we spend A LOT of our time. it opens up to our dining room and living room, and some of my favorite moments are me standing at the stove while justin sits at the bar and entertains me, or when i can watch and interact with everyone mingling on the couch.

before i moved in the previous owners had taken the kitchen from what looked like this…

and completely transformed it so when i moved in, it looked like the below photos. it’s SO impressive what they turned the space into! after living here for a few years i wanted to add some personal touches and updates to the room. my good friend sarah sherman samuel has such amazing taste and helped us bring some new life into the kitchen. (she also designed our patio HERE and our dining room HERE)


the first thing we decided on was the CABINETS! they were already ikea cabinets with silver pulls and luckily sarah has this gorgeous line of semihandmade doors that fit perfectly with what we currently had (best ikea hack!) this subtle update made such a big difference in person.

the brass handles elevated the design and made it feel much more like my personality. i love how they age and grow with character over time. sarah also designed these handles for park studio! she’s a multi-talented gal alright.

these are the specific shapes we used: the half moon and the ottawa

we also added a semihandmade floating shelf for some extra storage up top!

and how about the backsplash! cannot forget that. i went so back and forth, do i go crazy colorful? all white? pattern? all marble? we finally landed on this brass inlay tile from tabarka studio (they have some seriously awesome tile) and sarah designed this unique way of laying it out. i LOVE the end result and the shine it has in the morning light. it really ties the space together.

our little kitchen nook we kept simple and full of light. the table is from yliving and the chairs are from article (they are actually really comfortable and work outside too). the light above the table is from ikea. maybe someday i will add some benches for more storage, but for now i love the simplicity!

you can see sarah’s process on her blog and domino did a fun write-up about it here too! these small changes and some styling made such a big visual difference and make me happy on a daily basis. slowly but surely making each room in this house very special to us. thank you sarah for your help and beautiful taste!

and thank you tessa neustadt, my favorite interior photographer for capturing these stunning photos! she has A+ taste too, check out her instagram here.

let me know if you have any questions! xx bri


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    Olivia says:

    wow obsessed with this. Laid back chic look!!! Love the white and gold.

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    Susanne says:

    Your kitchen update is very well done.
    Befor the kitchen was very old-fashioned.
    Now it looks bright, clear and friendly.
    I am sure: Now everybody would love to cook here!

    Emma says:

    Love your floors especially!! What did you use?

    Robin says:

    I REALLY love this remodel you did! It looks so beautiful and the way you paired the colors, gosh, Love it!

    Kristen says:

    Can I ask what the countertops are? Thanks so much!

    Laura says:

    I would love to know what the floors and countertops are! This looks very similar to our house and I think something similar would look very nice.

    Amy says:

    Love this sharing. thanks you!

    Lisa K says:

    I would love to know where your barstools are from? The entire kitchen looks phenomenal!

    Larry M says:

    I am remodeling my kitchen and thinking about quartz for my countertops. Is there a guide or something that explains what I should be looking for?

    bri says:

    hey larry, the countertops were actually already in when we moved into the house so unfortunately, i don’t have any tips. good luck on the remodel!

    Andrea says:

    Hi Larry! I did a redo of my kitchen a couple of months ago and thought that this article https://marble.com/articles/best-quartz-countertop-brands really helped out. I hope it helps you as much! Good Luck!!!!

    Anna says:

    Thanks so much for sharing with us!

    Chelsea Clark says:

    Starting a kitchen remdodel soon and love these floors, what are they?!

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    How would you recommend to remodel commercial kitchen? I heard that metal shelves and table tops are really the best. Have you gotten experience with that?

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