This blogger must be truly a little nutty to feature gorgeous von gorgeous kitchen tours and then mix in peeks of her own! Mercy. Even though mine is far more humble than those spotlighted on Hello Lovely, it is gratifying to know we renovated the serene white kitchen from top to bottom ourselves. And also on a tight budget without any sponsorship. Hello Lovely Kitchen Tour & Resources shares photos and details as well as ideas to shop the look.
Hello Lovely Kitchen Tour & Resources
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.
My glazed terracotta urn is designed by Rachel Ashwell, but it may be retired. Here are a few similar options including vintage examples HERE:
For slightly smaller examples, you may be able to snag the real deal from France (18th century):
Video of the Kitchen
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.
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!
White Oak Hardwood Flooring
Seven years later (well, actually it’s 15 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.
I have several pretty rugs I rotate in here, but bare floors are just fine with me too.
Minuet Viatera Quartz Countertop
Even though there are some scratches on the Minuet Viatera white 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!).
Sweet Industrial Steel Cart
You may remember I found my vintage steel industrial cart at a garage sale for $10. It belonged to a now retired factory worker who used it daily…such a darling provenance! I painted it with Annie Sloan Paris Grey chalk paint and topped it with the leftover Minuet 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.
My Reclaimed Wood Harvest Table
Sometimes my petite round dining table in in the breakfast area, and other seasons the great big harvest table is. It was a practical matter really. At times I simply feel the need for more work space. We commissioned the table to be built from reclaimed barn wood and have used it for decades. 7′ long means it is not ideal for a small kitchen, but it is highly functional and layered with memories. (It’s where the homework got done, where birthday cakes were set down, and where countless conversations and laughter happened.)
Window Seat With Pillows
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 back pillows at RH and decided to take a chance on it. Score!
Antique Silver Mini Chandelier
I have had the petite antiqued silver chandelier for many years, and this one is similar:
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!).
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. Additionally, if you’re going for a modern French look or a modern Euro country look, a cooktop can add the ‘modern.’ (Also, in case you can’t tell, that’s the dishwasher behind a panel between the sink and the cooktop.)
I’ll share more of the inside scoop about my simple white kitchen in another 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.
Kitchen Design Inspiration
Treat yourself to this renovation project with plenty of fresh white and bright design details to steal!
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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.
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!
Yes that’s the perfect cart size for your kitchen and functional. Love your kitchen.
Thanks so much for the support and for reading, Sheila. Have a lovely weekend.
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.
My husband is an amazing renovator and completely fearless so it’s all him – I just point and dream. 🙂 Thanks, Bev.
What a beautiful kitchen! I love the neutral decor suggestions, especially some of those urns. Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Turn About!
Thanks so much, Crissy. So happy you like those decor suggestions! 🙂
Your summer kitchen looks lovely, Michele, and I especially love your window bench! Thank you for sharing with us at Tuesday Turn About!
Thanks so much, Julie. Appreciate you hosting and gathering such creative bloggers!
What color are you kitchen cabinets? They are so pretty!
I think the finish was called White Icing – they are by Schuler. Thanks so much! Let me know if you have any other questions. 🙂
Love, love, love, your style. Do you know the paint color for your trim and front door? I assume it has a glaze on it as well.
Hmmmmm. I am trying to figure out what image you are seeing since this post you’re commenting on is my kitchen. The trim throughout our home is Benjamin Moore “White” which is just the base white with no undertones. Our front door is an alder door with a walnut stain. Let me know if you’re referring to a particular image.
Love how light and airy it is! and the rolling island is a great way to add counterspace without a huge island!
That little work cart works so hard in our kitchen! Yep – it’s just the proper size for making a sandwich or any number of things, and we don’t know how we lived without it!
Belgian Linen Pillow Cover I own this too. Adding both comfort and artful appeal to your ensemble, pillows are perfect for just about any area of your home. Thank you so much for sharing this!
There is just nothing like Belgian linen, and I only love it more as it ages!
where did you get that beautiful 5 candle holder–it looks Swedish. Thx much
Thanks so much – my wooden candelabra is electric and was found at a Swedish shop near our home in Geneva, IL – and you can even find them along with battery operated ones on eBay: https://rstyle.me/+9wrG0-4FVCknHZzAcsbUYw
Michele! I am in LOVE with your kitchen! I “VISIT” it daily – LOL. You had mentioned BM White all over your gorgeous walls and trim and ceiling..did you do matte for walls..flat for ceiling..semi gloss for trim? What about the finish on your gorgeous cabinets? Is that a satin finish? I could just live in your kitchen!!
Thank you so much! Flat for walls & ceiling, semigloss for trim. The cabinets are by Schuler and the finish is called White Icing which is close to BM White Dove – I would call it an eggshell finish. The cabinet color looks off-white relative to the brighter white quartz and polished marble and walls. I do wish I could make the kitchen larger and with higher ceilings like my old kitchen with its grand size and 10′ ceilings, but it is not like we are throwing parties every weekend. 🙂
Thank YOU Michele! I would not change a thing about your kitchen – it is PERFECTION!
Awww, thanks. You’re so kind to me. 🙂