The Farmhouse Kitchen Design Post – A Classic + Stylish Plan For This Hardworking Room (Wish Us Luck)

There’s a actual irony in immediately’s publish: designing this kitchen to be “easy,” “timeless”, “informal,” and but “particular” took a really very very very long time. Whenever you spend a lot time making a tile shade to match your favourite Levi’s, or trying to find the proper furnishings piece that may double as an island, then nicely, it’s so. a lot. enjoyable. I’m extraordinarily proud of the design of this and whereas it’s not totally executed, I actually assume all of the enjoyable/fussing may have produced precisely what we wished. We tried extraordinarily laborious to decide on supplies that have been timeless, hardworking, top quality, and felt very “us” however acceptable for a farmhouse. It feels actually pared again and informal, with some utilitarian parts towards merely stunning supplies. Nothing too glam, nothing too conventional, nothing too sudden or hyper-modern, and hopefully stunning sufficient to by no means want altering (GOOD GOD I HOPE). It actually does really feel very, very “me” and whereas it’s not this loopy mixture of patterns and developments, I hope that you may see how acceptable it’s for our household and this property.

The place We Began:

The unique kitchen was truly good, however the location of it and its measurement weren’t as nice for our household. We performed round with location, which we went deep into on this publish. For these of you simply displaying up (hello) listed below are a number of the iterations we went by.

The Totally different Designs

The Closing Plan…Or is it?

However Then…

We realized we have been sacrificing the very best pure mild in the home to a mudroom and pantry…not okay once you LIVE for the pure mild within the winter months within the PNW. So due to your options, we scrapped all of the designs and began over, reclaiming the very best spot in the home full of pure mild for our dream kitchen. It meant fairly a little bit of reconfiguring and a little bit of sacrificing (sorry breakfast nook) nevertheless it appears and FEELS superb and we can be in right here on a regular basis. We hope.

The FINAL ultimate Kitchen Structure

After we stroll in there, that wall of south-facing home windows and Velux Skylights makes your entire room lastly mild and shiny (the lounge was so darkish earlier than).

As you’ll be able to see we ended up placing it within the nook with the very best southern mild, sacrificing the situation of the mudroom (however nonetheless getting a mudroom that I actually have desires about). It’s open to the lounge, creating extra of a grand room that at instances feels nearly too huge, however don’t you are concerned – she’s acquired plans.

The Kitchen Design Plan (With A Big Peek Into The Closing!)

That picture brings me SO MUCH JOY. The primary wall, as you’ll be able to see, has a stunning financial institution of Distinctive Kitchens & Baths white oak cupboards. They’re completely gorgeous and performance like a dream. UKB is supplying you with all a reduction in case you are on the lookout for kitchen cupboards! This contains the design attain out. Simply drop my title for 10% off. We walked you thru precisely what goes the place on this publish. However as you’ll be able to see, they’re quite simple, with some shaker panels on the bigger cabinets, flat panels on the smaller drawers, all inset. That is additionally the principle tile wall (that Pratt + Larson tile is perfection), the place the Velux Skylights and Sierra Pacific Home windows create the dreamiest mild and actually simply screams EMILY HENDERSON LIVES HERE. And we haven’t even layered any of my equipment that you already know I’m gathering to go in right here. I really couldn’t love this tile any greater than I do. It’s completely good (extra on that later).

If you’re unhappy in regards to the wooden getting painted as a reminder: the wooden on the ceiling is poplar and isn’t stain grade. Do I really like the look of actual wooden? YES. Is it too late to stain it? YES. In addition to, as you’ll be able to see within the renders, now we have a variety of wooden in right here – flooring, cupboards, home windows, door, and island. The white paneling is the proper selection, it’s simply laborious to see wooden first. Should you haven’t gotten caught up on the classic island take a look at this publish.

This elevation is a bit previous as now we have three pendants now (and they’re increased than 36″, be sure that it clears the sight line of whoever is standing and chopping).

Bar And Built-in Fridge/Freezer – EAST Elevation

As you already know we love our drawer fridges and pebble ice machine, so this would be the bar wall over right here…And the vent holes are customized for us (and resemble an “H” 🙂 and are simply ornamental – we don’t really want to vent that storage up there.

The fridge/freezer is now in white oak (these are previous renderings) which was a last-minute change that I’m SO HAPPY we did. I can’t get sufficient of these fairly wooden cupboards.


  1. The Stone: Going towards excessive practicality right here since we selected this actual Carerra marble – nevertheless it has a ton of damaging house (not a variety of gray veining). Brian doesn’t like veining, I do, however I perceive him not wanting that look (he feels prefer it’s too fancy, which may be only a holdover from the 80s opulence period). So this can be a actual stone, however tremendous quiet and fairly (honed). We purchased from Bedrosian and selected a easy mitered edge (no bull nostril, largely to economize – though truthfully, it’s most likely nominal at this level). If we had a extra modern (post-Sixties) model dwelling we might have carried out a quartz, however for an older dwelling, I simply couldn’t carry myself to do something however actual stone. That is completely a private selection that solely you can also make and there’s no judgment if you wish to do fake marble quartz or porcelain in your older dwelling.
  2. The Tile: I believe this may be my favourite tile on the earth. And whereas I hold saying that I personalized it to my favourite denims, I did and didn’t. I introduced my denims into the Portland showroom to paint match, however we discovered a precise shade match of their stock already, and truthfully, I didn’t need to undergo a wasteful train of making an attempt to get a shade that’s “totally different” sufficient from an present shade when the prevailing shade is ideal. It’s #P146 from the Pratt + Larson Parchment line, Portland end in a 2×6 staggered sample. We tiled the window jams with bullnose edges and it’s completely beautiful.
  3. The White Oak Double-Hung Home windows from Sierra Pacific are STUNNING. We’ll seal them with matte oil and that’s it. So fairly, nicely made, heat, and delightful.
  4. The White Oak Cupboards from Distinctive Kitchen & Baths are simply so stunning. I can’t wait to indicate you all of them. They’re so top quality, are completely executed, and are tremendous timeless. And dealing with them has been a dream. They got here simple to assemble in blankets! (not packaging) which we actually appreciated. And the toe kick has but to be put in, in order that’s nonetheless to return.
  5. The Classic Furnishings Piece doubles because the island of my desires. We purchased it from Aurora Mills, which is a unbelievable vintage retailer/warehouse in Aurora. I can’t wait to see it within the precise kitchen.
  6. The Zena Flooring couldn’t be any prettier. I really like that I do know it was sustainably grown in Oregon and milled down the road. Learn this publish to study their firm (it’s additionally not as costly as you’d assume it might be…for now).
  7. Our Counter Sinstruments from Fernweh. Learn all about why we selected them, right here. They’re stable, stunning, sculptural, and made regionally by essentially the most gifted crew of craftspeople.

The {Hardware}

We blended black (oil-rubbed bronze, which reads as black) and unlacquered brass awaiting that beautiful patina.

1. Conventional Brass Gallery Rail | 2. Ball Cupboard Knob | 3. Small Oval Cabinet Latch | 4. Vernon Bin Pull | 5. Mission Equipment Pull

We discovered this brass gallery rail (for the highest of the cabinets) from a small family-run firm referred to as Pepe and Carols, and it’s good for our cabinets (there and for the bar).

The {hardware} is a mixture of cute little knobs, drawer pulls, and latches. However it’s MOSTLY drawer pulls, per Brian’s excessive request. I’ll be trustworthy that I wished to combine it up extra, however he actually felt strongly about having it appear to be a library. I’ve by no means carried out brass on wooden earlier than and I’ve by no means carried out so many of 1 model earlier than. I’m going to do a complete publish about why and the place we’re placing them. It’s a factor. So keep tuned…

The Lighting

1. Clyde Image Mild | 2. Crawford Flush Mount | 3. Carson Twine Pendant | 4. Fairview Conventional 2 Mild Sconce | 5. Clyde Image Mild

As you already know we’re so glad to be working with Rejuvenation on all our lighting, produced regionally in Portland and the customization choices are infinite (see this publish in regards to the course of). We blended my favourite Fairview sconce with these white enamel shades (with the black rim). I LOVE THEM. The dimensions feels actually whimsical and stylish. Flanking the vary, now we have two artwork lights (one huge, one small) which can illuminate a rotating assortment of kitchen-appropriate artwork (nonetheless life oil work of greens, and I’m even eyeing some hen artwork – that’s proper! Hen artwork development publish coming quickly!). Over the island, now we have three Carson pendants (not proven within the renderings), then the lovable little semi-flush over the bar.


The place we selected to lean in on the old-world vibe a bit.

1. deVOL Aged Brass Ionian Faucet | 2. deVOL Aged Brass Filter Faucet | 3. deVOL Basket Waste Strainer & Overflow Package in Brass | 4. deVOL Aged Brass Pot Filler Faucet | 5. Fireclay Kitchen Sink with Rim | 6. Aga Vary

I went for unlacquered brass on the taps (the one place in the home for plumbing fixtures) and that Aga vary from Construct with Ferguson has arrived (unopened, and I’m so excited). I can’t wait to attempt my hand at induction (nervous however we’ll be taught collectively). We ordered brass for the knobs so it’s a blended steel vary, which I’m so enthusiastic about (no pictures of the blended steel but). The farmhouse sink is huge and fairly, and the apron is so traditional however has some particular curiosity with the ribbing.


Carrera Marble | PRATT + LARSON 2×6 tile | Sierra Pacific Home windows | Distinctive Kitchen & Baths White Oak Cupboards | Zena Forest White Oak Flooring | Fernweh Woodworking Stools

This temper board is tough to indicate you as a result of so lots of the issues are classic or customized so it’s not the standard product board we do. I believe that the renders and up to date pictures present you higher than something (see under).


We get nearer every single day to shifting in (hopefully the week of August twenty second) with progress each time we cease by. It’s extraordinarily rewarding to see all of the work that myself and ARCIFORM have put into the design and execution of this kitchen. Actually sitting right here filled with gratitude and pleasure proper now, so thanks all for making it by this publish and studying alongside on this lengthy farmhouse journey. We’re so shut!!!!

*Opener and Progress Images by Kaitlin Inexperienced

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