#COUNTRYFARMHOUSE REMODEL

The time has finally come to reveal my remodel project i’ve been working on this year! Get ready for some amazing before & after shots and a fresh look on this beautiful 17 year old home!! (before pictures are at the end of this post)


The #lewisremodel started with a flooded basement and the snowball affect took place and rolled right upstairs to the main gathering area. I named this project the #countryfarmhouse knowing that my sweet client wanted a mix of shabby chic and modern farmhouse - but not too much of one or the other!

A white kitchen seemed like such a refreshing design decision after 17 years of dark stained cabinets & granite countertops — so we went for it! And myself and the clients are in love. White is so classy; I don’t think of white kitchens as “trendy”, but rather timeless. What you surround them with and compliment them with is what creates the “trendy” feel. It took a handful of samples to find the perfect white to balance the warm creamy walls and they finished so crisp and clean!

The light fixtures were found by the client at a boutique in Idaho Falls & they gave just the right character for this cute kitchen! And we can’t look over the #shiplap wall & Magnolia finds. (insert heart eyes)

Aesthetically, the carpet was a huge game changer!! From almost black to a light taupey gray transformed the entire space alone. Yanking out the blinds & selecting the textiles for the window coverings softened the room to compliment the beautiful tall ceilings. As for the furniture - these custom pieces joined the family well before, knowing that everything around it was getting a face lift in the future! Keeping allll the furniture neutral, yet textured, is my recipe for goodness. Add those splashes of color in your pillows & accessories and you are right where you should be. Our splash of color was a soft red & earthy greens!

And! Last part i’ll mention (for today ;) ) is the FIREPLACE. Ahh this thing was the baby and focal point of the design. I wanted to carry the shiplap from the basement, upstairs but in a little bit sleeker way. The mantle is probably my favorite part - so chunky, but minimal at the same time. And THAT BRICK. We just love it. Such good tones to compliment our soft reds throughout the main floor.

E N J O Y!

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BEFORE PHOTOS

2018 KITCHEN TRENDS

Trends. I don't love the word, BUT it is so interesting and important to know what's about to hit your kitchen this year! My advice in a nutshell is -- don't get too trendy. You want to love it for longer than one week. Have fun with it & let it reflect who YOU are -- trendy or not.

On that note, this is what 2018 has for us! I'll share my designer perspective on every trend under the coordinating photo. Oh! And click on the photo to see the source. Here we go! 

CABINETS / TO THE CEILING

I guess this isn't really a "trend"... but in my opinion it should be! Taking your cabinets all the way to your ceiling creates a finished, clean, classy look. It opens a wonderful opportunity to add detail to the molding! 

I guess this isn't really a "trend"... but in my opinion it should be! Taking your cabinets all the way to your ceiling creates a finished, clean, classy look. It opens a wonderful opportunity to add detail to the molding! 


CABINETS / TWO TONED

I looove the design of two toned cabinets. Maybe because I can be indecisive & just want both haha. White uppers with a soft color for the lowers is my favorite way!  

I looove the design of two toned cabinets. Maybe because I can be indecisive & just want both haha. White uppers with a soft color for the lowers is my favorite way!  


CABINETS / PLAYING IN THE DARK

Dark cabinets, yes please! I love the moody feeling dark cabinets give off. I think they are gorgeous & exciting! 

Dark cabinets, yes please! I love the moody feeling dark cabinets give off. I think they are gorgeous & exciting! 


CEILING TREATMENTS

I totally gave in on this one. And this narrow shiplap is one of the best ways to go. Ceiling treatments create so much interest in a room! I feel like they can really make a room look complete. 

I totally gave in on this one. And this narrow shiplap is one of the best ways to go. Ceiling treatments create so much interest in a room! I feel like they can really make a room look complete. 


BACKSPLASH / SLABS

Beautiful. I personally LOVE a handpicked, curated tile backsplash. But I would totally put it in someone else's home because it is such a beautiful statement when you enter the kitchen! 

Beautiful. I personally LOVE a handpicked, curated tile backsplash. But I would totally put it in someone else's home because it is such a beautiful statement when you enter the kitchen! 


NATURAL WOOD ACCENTS

I am a sucker for wood. Natural wood tones are my favorite way to add warmth & texture to a space. Whether it's floating shelves, cutting boards or on your island; any dose will do the trick!

I am a sucker for wood. Natural wood tones are my favorite way to add warmth & texture to a space. Whether it's floating shelves, cutting boards or on your island; any dose will do the trick!


DECOR / BOWLS

Pottery. Give me all the pottery! I love that you can customize pottery & it makes it feel even more handmade! Organic, natural elements are very "in" right now & (i believe) always should be. :) Another type of bowl i'm obsessed with lately are these little pretties below...

Pottery. Give me all the pottery! I love that you can customize pottery & it makes it feel even more handmade! Organic, natural elements are very "in" right now & (i believe) always should be. :) Another type of bowl i'm obsessed with lately are these little pretties below...

Hint: you should click on this image to explore more

Hint: you should click on this image to explore more


TERRAZZO

Terrazzo, terrazzo, terrazzo - i am not convinced.  Yet.  You may grow on me in the future but as for now, I can't jump on the trend. This hardware is probably the most I could do! But hey, there is a place & a home for everything & i truly believe that! 

Terrazzo, terrazzo, terrazzo - i am not convinced. Yet. You may grow on me in the future but as for now, I can't jump on the trend. This hardware is probably the most I could do! But hey, there is a place & a home for everything & i truly believe that! 

I hope you enjoyed looking at these pretty photos & learning about the kitchen trends for this year of 2018! It's portraying a lot of unique design elements & I can't wait to see how it all enters the world of design! 

I love the way My Domaine put it; "Personalize it," she says. "My number one rule about decorating for others is this: The client is first. Ignore the trends. What's in, what's out, what's on the way in, what's on the way out, it's all irrelevant. What matters first and foremost is what the client wants, needs, have, loves, feels good in, feels attached to. Work with that first, and then the actual space is second. Listen to your client, then listen to your house. It will tell you what it needs to feel good, and it's usually texture, white paint, some personal treasures, and incredible lighting."

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