Finally, we are heading toward the homestretch of this renovation…yay!
Here are my kitchen updates of the week:
This past week, I agonized for days over my tile selection…
First, I fell in love with the beveled subway tile (above on the left). Since my cabinets are raised panel, I eventually felt the beveled tile would be too much. Plus, my husband wasn’t crazy about that look…Boo hoo…
Also, I 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 tile. So, I went with the white-white. Hopefully, I made the right decision because the tiles are ordered!
Of course, now 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! Ahhh…the cost of indecisiveness!
On the left is a Kichler pendant I picked up. 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. Recently, 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! At one point, I even considered not doing any pendant lighting in the kitchen! As the kitchen is coming together, I have gotten so used to the open airy feel in there. Part of me thinks I should just install two more recessed lights over the island and be done with it!
Once all these big decisions are made, I can’t wait to get to the fun decorating part! That’s when I can buy non-permanent pieces that can be switched out on a whim!
Any updates in your home this week?