Hello Lovely’s Kitchen Tour [Part 1 – Summer 2019]

Truly one has to be a masochist to follow up that gorgeous von gorgeous kitchen tour in my last post with humble peeks at my own! Mercy. But hey, I am mighty satisfied we renovated this sweet serene white kitchen from top to bottom ourselves…and on a tight budget (without partnering help from any sponsors). Hello Lovely’s Kitchen Tour [Part 1 – Summer 2019] will introduce you to some fresh glimpses that I haven’t shown you before as well as a few new decor pieces.

Serene tranquil white kitchen with farm sink, marble subway tile, Viatera Minuet quartz counters, white Shaker cabinets, and white oak flooring. Design and photo: Hello Lovely Studio. #kitchendesign #whitekitchen #minuet #whitequartz #benjaminmoorewhite
Hello Lovely Studio. 30″ Fireclay Farm Sink: Signature Hardware (Reinhard). Faucet: Kohler Parq. Shaker style cabinetry, Schuler. Countertop: Viatera quartz – Minuet. Backsplash: Polished Venatino Marble Subway Mosaic (Allen & Roth, Lowe’s). Hardware: Stainless Modern Euro Bar.

Hello Lovely’s Kitchen Tour [Part 1 – Summer 2019]

Glazed Terracotta Urn

This rustic terracotta urn looks great no matter where I place it. Branches, white roses, lavender, cotton…it all works in this baby.

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Hello Lovely Studio. 30″ Fireclay Farm Sink: Signature Hardware (Reinhard). Faucet: Kohler Parq. Shaker style cabinetry, Schuler. Countertop: Viatera quartz – Minuet. Backsplash: Polished Venatino Marble Subway Mosaic (Allen & Roth, Lowe’s). Hardware: Stainless Modern Euro Bar. Appliances: Bosch, 800 series. Stool: RH.

My glazed terracotta urn is Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic, but it may be retired. Here are a few similar options:

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Hello Lovely Studio. Appliances: Bosch, 800 series. Hello Lovely’s Kitchen Tour [Part 1 – Summer 2019] with photos of my serene white kitchen, decorating ideas and shopping resources, as well as DIY tips. Kitchen design inspiration: decidedly classic and serene white interiors.
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Hello Lovely Studio. Flooring: 5″ white oak hardwood planks. Steel cart: vintage. Urn: Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture. Backsplash/wall: Allen & Roth Polished Venatino marble subway mosaic, Lowe’s. Hello Lovely’s Kitchen Tour [Part 1 – Summer 2019] with photos of my serene white kitchen, decorating ideas and shopping resources, as well as DIY tips. Kitchen design inspiration: decidedly classic and serene white interiors.

It doesn’t stand as high, but this one is the real deal from France (18th century):

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Antique French Urn, Les Nomades Treasures on Etsy
Serene tranquil white kitchen with farm sink, marble subway tile, Viatera Minuet quartz counters, white Shaker cabinets, and white oak flooring. Design and photo: Hello Lovely Studio. #kitchendesign #whitekitchen #minuet #whitequartz #benjaminmoorewhite
Hello Lovely Studio. 30″ Fireclay Farm Sink: Signature Hardware (Reinhard). Faucet: Kohler Parq. Shaker style cabinetry, Schuler. Countertop: Viatera quartz – Minuet. Backsplash: Polished Venatino Marble Subway Mosaic (Allen & Roth, Lowe’s). Hardware: Stainless Modern Euro Bar.

Here’s a terracotta vase in a different spirit I’m crushing on:

Fourmier Bastide Vase
Fourmier Bastide Vase, Wayfair. Hello Lovely’s Kitchen Tour [Part 1 – Summer 2019] with photos of my serene white kitchen, decorating ideas and shopping resources, as well as DIY tips. Kitchen design inspiration: decidedly classic and serene white interiors.

Video of the Kitchen

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Hello Lovely Studio. 30″ Fireclay Farm Sink: Signature Hardware (Reinhard). Faucet: Kohler Parq. Shaker style cabinetry, Schuler. Countertop: Viatera quartz – Minuet. Backsplash: Polished Venatino Marble Subway Mosaic (Allen & Roth, Lowe’s). Hardware: Stainless Modern Euro Bar.

White Ruffle Bowl on Cart

I use this 11″ white ruffle bowl for everything! When you have a smallish kitchen with limited storage, no butler pantry, no scullery, and no china closet, your pieces have to be mulitpurposeful. This bowl can be brought into service for everyday, for entertaining, and for display.

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Ruffle Bowl, Crate & Barrel. Hello Lovely’s Kitchen Tour [Part 1 – Summer 2019] with photos of my serene white kitchen, decorating ideas and shopping resources, as well as DIY tips. Kitchen design inspiration: decidedly classic and serene white interiors.
Serene tranquil white kitchen with farm sink, marble subway tile, Viatera Minuet quartz counters, white Shaker cabinets, and white oak flooring. Design and photo: Hello Lovely Studio. #kitchendesign #whitekitchen #minuet #whitequartz #benjaminmoorewhite
Hello Lovely Studio. 30″ Fireclay Farm Sink: Signature Hardware (Reinhard). Faucet: Kohler Parq. Shaker style cabinetry, Schuler. Countertop: Viatera quartz – Minuet. Backsplash: Polished Venatino Marble Subway Mosaic (Allen & Roth, Lowe’s). Hardware: Stainless Modern Euro Bar.

Vintage Ironstone Pitchers

I sold a bunch of vintage ironstone when we downsized from the big house, and I’m sort of missing the drama of the quantity I once owned, ya know? Storing it in boxes is ridiculous though, and it’s so easy to find now online that I can always go hunting for more!

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Hello Lovely Studio. 30″ Fireclay Farm Sink: Signature Hardware (Reinhard). Faucet: Kohler Parq. Shaker style cabinetry, Schuler. Countertop: Viatera quartz – Minuet. Backsplash: Polished Venatino Marble Subway Mosaic (Allen & Roth, Lowe’s). Hardware: Stainless Modern Euro Bar.
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Vintage Ironstone Pitcher Options, Etsy (Photo: FrenchBaguette)

White Oak Hardwood Flooring

Four years later (well, actually it’s 12 years later since I had the exact flooring in our last home too!) I’m still very pleased living with solid white oak flooring, left natural with just a matte finish on top.

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Hello Lovely Studio. Hello Lovely’s Kitchen Tour [Part 1 – Summer 2019] with photos of my serene white kitchen, decorating ideas and shopping resources, as well as DIY tips. Kitchen design inspiration: decidedly classic and serene white interiors.

I have several pretty rugs I rotate in here, but on a daily basis, since this is a working kitchen with messy men in and out with marinara, Merlot, and raspberry jam, the floors are left naked.

Serene tranquil white kitchen with farm sink, marble subway tile, Viatera Minuet quartz counters, white Shaker cabinets, and white oak flooring. Design and photo: Hello Lovely Studio. #kitchendesign #whitekitchen #minuet #whitequartz #benjaminmoorewhite
Hello Lovely Studio. 30″ Fireclay Farm Sink: Signature Hardware (Reinhard). Faucet: Kohler Parq. Shaker style cabinetry, Schuler. Countertop: Viatera quartz – Minuet. Backsplash: Polished Venatino Marble Subway Mosaic (Allen & Roth, Lowe’s). Hardware: Stainless Modern Euro Bar.

Viatera Quartz Countertop

Even though there are some scratches on the quartz from years of heavy daily use, I bet you wouldn’t even notice them! Almost everyday, I receive a question about how they are holding up or if I would do them again. I sure would! (BTW, I don’t get a commission saying that – we did the kitchen without sponsors as I was still hobby blogging at the time!).

Serene tranquil white kitchen with farm sink, marble subway tile, Viatera Minuet quartz counters, white Shaker cabinets, and white oak flooring. Design and photo: Hello Lovely Studio. #kitchendesign #whitekitchen #minuet #whitequartz #benjaminmoorewhite
Hello Lovely Studio. 30″ Fireclay Farm Sink: Signature Hardware (Reinhard). Faucet: Kohler Parq. Shaker style cabinetry, Schuler. Countertop: Viatera quartz – Minuet. Backsplash: Polished Venatino Marble Subway Mosaic (Allen & Roth, Lowe’s). Hardware: Stainless Modern Euro Bar.

Sweet Wonky Steel Cart

You may remember I found my vintage steel industrial cart at a garage sale for $10. I bought it from the retired factory worker who used it daily so it has such a darling provenance. I painted it with Annie Sloan Paris Grey chalk paint and topped it with the leftover quartz sink cut-out.

It’s just the right size for this working part of the kitchen, giving us a few more square feet to set down groceries or make a sandwich.

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Hello Lovely Studio. Hello Lovely’s Kitchen Tour [Part 1 – Summer 2019] with photos of my serene white kitchen, decorating ideas and shopping resources, as well as DIY tips. Kitchen design inspiration: decidedly classic and serene white interiors.

My Harvest Table is Back in Here!

It was a practical matter really. My petite round dining table from RH looked perfectly scaled for the breakfast area, but I needed more work space. In came the kitchen table we commissioned to be built from reclaimed barn wood in the area and have used for decades. It’s 7′ long and not ideal in size for this house, but it is highly functional and packed with memories. (It’s where all the homework was done, where birthdays were celebrated, and where endless conversations and laughter happened.)

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Hello Lovely Studio. Woven Placemats, Amazon. Flower Market sign: Urban Farmgirl. Hello Lovely’s Kitchen Tour [Part 1 – Summer 2019] with photos of my serene white kitchen, decorating ideas and shopping resources, as well as DIY tips. Kitchen design inspiration: decidedly classic and serene white interiors.

Finally a Cushion for the Window Seat!

We became so accustomed to not having an upholstered cushion for this nook that I honestly stopped thinking about shopping or designing for it. Then we saw this long cushion with 2 back pillows at the RH outlet in Milwaukee when we were shopping for something else and decided to take a chance on it. Score!

Window seat with linen pillows and cushions. Serene tranquil white kitchen. Design and photo: Hello Lovely Studio. #kitchendesign #whitekitchen #minuet #whitequartz #benjaminmoorewhite
Hello Lovely Studio. Linen Cushions: RH. Flower Market sign, Urban Farmgirl. Hello Lovely’s Kitchen Tour [Part 1 – Summer 2019] with photos of my serene white kitchen, decorating ideas and shopping resources, as well as DIY tips. Kitchen design inspiration: decidedly classic and serene white interiors.
Belgian Linen Pillow Cover, 24
Belgian Linen Pillow Cover (Pewter), Pottery Barn
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Hello Lovely Studio. Harvest table: custom. Find European reclaimed barn wood dining table options HERE. Metal chairs: HERE. Belgian linen slipcovered dining chairs, RH. Similar dining chairs: HERE.

Antique Silver Mini Chandelier

I have had the little chandelier for many years, and this one is similar:

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Hello Lovely Studio. Woven Placemats, Amazon. Stackable French metal chairs, Amazon. Similar turned wood candleholder, Amazon. Counter stools, RH. Similar HERE. Flower market sign, Urban Farmgirl.
Inspirational fashion quote on a chambray blue background by Hello Lovely Studio.
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Paint Color for Walls, Trim, Ceiling

We used the same white throughout our home (with only a few exceptions) for walls, trim, and ceilings. Before painting, I first “plastered” the ceiling in here by hand…meaning I trolled on a thin layer of drywall mud. (It was sort of excruciating but well worth it!).

Benjamin Moore WHITE paint color.
BENJAMIN MOORE White.
Serene tranquil white kitchen with farm sink, marble subway tile, Viatera Minuet quartz counters, white Shaker cabinets, and white oak flooring. Design and photo: Hello Lovely Studio. #kitchendesign #whitekitchen #minuet #whitequartz #benjaminmoorewhite
Hello Lovely Studio. Counter stools: RH. Similar HERE. Shaker style cabinetry, Schuler. Countertop: Viatera quartz – Minuet. Backsplash: Polished Venatino Marble Subway Mosaic (Allen & Roth, Lowe’s). Hardware: Stainless Modern Euro Bar. Paint color on walls: BENJAMIN MOORE White. Similar chandelier: HERE.

Cooktop vs. Traditional Range

There are days when I miss the look of a traditional range, but it is wonderful having storage underneath the Bosch cooktop for pots and essentials. In case you can’t tell, that’s the dishwasher behind a panel between the sink and the cooktop.

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Hello Lovely Studio. White Dutch Oven: Le Creuset, Williams-Sonoma. Black Cast Iron Teapot, Amazon. On cart: Ruffle Bowl, Crate & Barrel. Hello Lovely’s Kitchen Tour [Part 1 – Summer 2019] with photos of my serene white kitchen, decorating ideas and shopping resources, as well as DIY tips. Kitchen design inspiration: decidedly classic and serene white interiors.

I’ll share more of the inside scoop about my simple white kitchen in the next post. For example, I never show you the wall on the other side of the frig which is actually the wall where the original frig was placed. I’m not sure I have really showed you the step-back cabinets to the right of the wall ovens either. The bottom cupboard which sits on top of the countertop has one of those cool hinges that lifts up…inside is where I store stuff I don’t want to see on the counter like the toaster.

Serene tranquil white kitchen with farm sink, marble subway tile, Viatera Minuet quartz counters, white Shaker cabinets, and white oak flooring. Design and photo: Hello Lovely Studio. #kitchendesign #whitekitchen #minuet #whitequartz #benjaminmoorewhite
Hello Lovely Studio. 30″ Fireclay Farm Sink: Signature Hardware (Reinhard). Faucet: Kohler Parq. Shaker style cabinetry, Schuler. Countertop: Viatera quartz – Minuet. Backsplash: Polished Venatino Marble Subway Mosaic (Allen & Roth, Lowe’s). Hardware: Stainless Modern Euro Bar.
Inspirational fashion quote on a chambray blue background by Hello Lovely Studio.
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Round Bronze Accent Table
French Country Lamp
French Laundry Basket
Metal Martini Table
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Farmhouse Dining Table
Helmsley Bronze Door Hardware
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Turkish Cotton Blanket
Gertrude Wood Bench
Upholstered Dining Chair Set
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
San Jose Handleset for Front Door
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Campaign Style End Table
Louis Upholstered Bench
Oak Laminate Flooring
Knotty Alder Interior Door
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
Louis Ghost Chair
Rustic Wood Candleholders
French Linen Dining Chair
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
PARIS Framed Print
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
Oak Accent Stool
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute Area Rug
Leather Club Chair
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
French Linen Sofa
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Polished Carrara Subway Tile
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Magnus Table Lamp
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Round Woven Placemat Set
French Country Wood Mirror
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Marsh Rustic Wood Bench
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair
Wicker Patio Chair
Teak Farmhouse Stool

More Design Inspiration

Treat yourself to this renovation project with plenty of fresh white and bright design details to steal!

Find part 2 of my kitchen’s tour RIGHT HERE.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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10 Comments

  1. June 6, 2019 / 4:15 pm

    OK, so there are just countless things that I love about your kitchen but I have to say, that industrial cart painted in chalk paint ( I’m an Annie Sloan mega fan) blows my socks off! I simply can’t believe your brilliance in using the stone sink cut out for the top! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! Going to copy you one day for sure.

    • Michele
      Author
      June 6, 2019 / 5:13 pm

      Hahahaha – I’m so happy you like it. It brings me joy. Thank goodness I spotted it from a distance and decided its dimensions were perfect…they were! I hope you copy it…so fun!

  2. Sheila in SF
    June 8, 2019 / 12:07 am

    Yes that’s the perfect cart size for your kitchen and functional. Love your kitchen.

    • Michele
      Author
      June 8, 2019 / 9:18 am

      Thanks so much for the support and for reading, Sheila. Have a lovely weekend.

  3. June 8, 2019 / 10:04 pm

    Michele,
    Your kitchen is so beautiful. I can’t believe that you did it yourselves. Great job. That urn is absolutely gorgeous and I too love ironstone.
    Thanks for sharing your kitchen.
    Hugs,
    Bev

    • Michele
      Author
      June 8, 2019 / 11:19 pm

      My husband is an amazing renovator and completely fearless so it’s all him – I just point and dream. 🙂 Thanks, Bev.

  4. June 14, 2019 / 10:16 pm

    What a beautiful kitchen! I love the neutral decor suggestions, especially some of those urns. Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Turn About!

    • Michele
      Author
      June 15, 2019 / 11:25 am

      Thanks so much, Crissy. So happy you like those decor suggestions! 🙂

  5. Julie Briones
    June 16, 2019 / 11:56 pm

    Your summer kitchen looks lovely, Michele, and I especially love your window bench! Thank you for sharing with us at Tuesday Turn About!

    • Michele
      Author
      June 17, 2019 / 2:37 pm

      Thanks so much, Julie. Appreciate you hosting and gathering such creative bloggers!

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