See, I told you more pics of the new house were coming! I’m so excited to be sharing our dreamy gray and white kitchen with all of you. It still feels very surreal that this is MY kitchen. We worked so hard over the past 6 years, saving, praying and being patient and I’m so glad we waited for the right home at the right time.
Before I dive in, a few notes upfront. The kitchen was already completed when we purchased the house, so I take no credit for the beautiful design and I unfortunately don’t have any sources for you. All I did was buy a fridge and accessorize. It always takes me so long to do a room reveal because I always have a running list of ‘I need to add this, and DIY that, and add more here”, it’s a never ending list but one of my goals with this house is to show you more in progress/current photos because let’s face it, there will allllllways be a ‘to-do’ list :)
Welcome to our kitchen.
This kitchen was a huge selling point for us. I have always dreamt of a white kitchen with gray walls and dark hardwoods, so naturally when we stumbled upon this house I was sold at first sight. I love the detail work that went into this kitchen, especially the dramatic molding and tile on the ceiling and tall pantry door.
The chandelier is gorgeous, but I’m still getting used to it. For those of you who have followed me for a while, I have a more industrial style, I would even call is more masculine, so all the bling in the kitchen is a little out of my comfort zone. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE it, but I’m also trying to find ways to incorporate more of ME in it.
Before we saw this house, I had never seen mirror subway tile before. Apparently it’s becoming a new trend and it’s so fun. It looks a little overwhelming in pictures and yes, it’s extremely hard to photograph it, but it actually doesn’t seem as over-the-top in person. Several of our friends have mentioned that it feels really different in person than in pics and I have to agree. In a good way.
I love adding little decorative details to a kitchen, especially when we have space to fill! I’ve never been one of put tons of family pictures around the house, but it’s really nice to have a few family pictures in a room where I spent 75% of my day (I swear, I feel like I live in this room all day, but I can’t complain too much).
I see galvanized vintage food scales a lot, but I wanted something that fit the style of our kitchen. I was so excited when I found this stainless steel one on Amazon.
Once our dining room table is finished (yes, we’ve been here 5 months without a table), it will be placed right outside the kitchen in this space.
I love having open shelves in our kitchen. They are one of my favorite features in any kitchen, I put them in our old house and if they weren’t here already I would have put them in myself! Phew, this saved me from adding another DIY project to my list:)
I added a lot of sentimental elements to our shelves. The silver platter on the upper left shelf was actually our ‘guest book’ at our wedding. We had each of our guest engrave the platter instead of signing a book and it’s so special to finally have a space to display it.
The two silver Nambé bowls were wedding gifts and the wood plate and antique butter churner were both my grandma’s.
I couldn’t leave you hanging without seeing the kitchen lit up. So here are a few more pics.
Beth @ Sawdust and Embryos says
Taryn… your kitchen is GORGEOUS! Everything flows together so nicely! And I love the accents of wood that you add. You have such a knack for that. :) And that backsplash? UGH! I’m dying! I’ve never seen a mirrored backsplash. Is that the intended purpose of these mirrored ’tiles’? Or did you repurpose them?
We bought the house after it was completed, so the builder and his wife designed all of it. But yes, they are actually mirror subway tiles. :)
Beautiful! Love it all!
It’s perfect – I love the touch of glam. I would totally do that in my kitchen.
Love it! We are redoing our kitchen right now. What color of Gray is that? Do you know the name and make? Gorgeous!
Hey Jennifer! Are you referring to the gray countertops or the gray walls?
Oops! I referring to the walls actually. Guess I should have said that. :)
It’s okay! I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news but we bought the house as-is and I know the builder did a custom greige color throughout the house. Isn’t is beautiful? It was a big selling point for me since I didn’t have to repaint :)
ok, not a problem. I figured as much since you had mentioned you bought it with a lot of stuff already done. Well, it’s lovely. I actually bought paint today. Stonington Gray from Benjamin Moore. And I darkened it 25%. Hopefully it will look fab!
Cindy @ DIY beautify swimwear says
Wow Taryn, it’s a stunning kitchen! I may be just a teensy bit jealous right now. Maybe my fave feature… That huge stainless farmhouse sink… Stunner! Thanks for sharing :-)
Carrie This Home says
I can’t say how much I LOVE your kitchen! It’s a beautiful place with so much light! I’m blown away with those mirrored subway tiles. I’m seriously thinking about putting them in my own kitchen.
Sharon B. says
Your kitchen is beautiful Taryn! Love the backsplash, and the light fixture space with the tiled ceiling? Gorgeous! All the personal touches are lovely too.
WOW, Taryn. I’m in awe. This is stunning and those subway tiles….OH MY GOODNESS. You’ve outdone yourself. I know who to call when I need kitchen remodeling inspiration! xoxo, Abbey
Thanks! I wish I could take credit for it, but we bought the house as-is :) The builder and his wife did an incredible job.
rebecca lopez says
It’s gorgeous Taryn! Love it all! God really blessed you with a gorgeous home, such a lucky girl.
Thank you! We are really loving it and feel incredible grateful.
jen yosef says
This is absolutely gorgeous! My fiance and I are building a home and I wanted to color inspiration for my kitchen and voila I stumble upon your blog! Really excited to follow you and get inspirations!!!
Your kitchen is simply stunning!! And I’m not just bias considering my kitchen is stainless steel, gray walls, white cabinetry and dark wood floors too! I’ve never seen mirrored subway tile before and it’s a knock out!
Amanda @ The Hatched Home
I love the contrast between the white cabinets and the dark island. The millwork is incredible – just super lovely. Now I definitely need to get some crown molding installed in my kitchen/dinette area! I also love the mirrored backsplash — do you find it hard to keep clean? Maybe only around the sink area and stove? I also love the dramatic darkness of the framed-in area with the centered light fixture above the island. Not a fan, though, of the crystal (?) light fixture — just for myself, I’m not keen on the thought that I might have to clean it once or twice a month. It adds an undeniable BLING to the space, but I’m thinking maybe you should go with your own instincts and go with something a little more industrial/practical (and easier to clean)! You have a beautiful home — it must be such a joy to work in that space!
Linzi Scarsella says
This kitchen is straight off of HGTV! I’ve never seen mirrored tiles like that. I think your assesories have really pulled it together!
I love your kitchen! What kind of counter tops are those? I’ll be remodeling my kitchen and those are the exact grey counter tops that I want. Also, LOVE your split stainless steel farmhouse sink. It goes perfectly with the counter tops.
Taryn Whiteaker says
Thank you! Our island is carrara marble and our outer countertops are quarts.