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Monday, June 13, 2016

A Rug For Our Kitchen

We have had the floor bare in the kitchen for quite a while now but I kept thinking it would be nice to try and add something in here to add a little warmth to the space. We found this rug at Rugs Studio and even though it had a plum accent color in it instead of the navy I was hoping for I decided to give it a try  because I loved the vintage style pattern of it. The first day it arrived I was a little unsure, but by day two I absolutely loved it! I loved the way the pattern flows and the different colors - the grays, browns, plums and charcoals. Plus in a kitchen it will hide lots of stains - ha!

We also played around with a couple of other different ones including this plaid one. I loved how this one looked but was afraid it might show stains pretty easily and seeing how the girls love baking and cooking I decided against it.

And we also tried this smaller blue one. I absolutely LOVED the color of this one. The blues were so pretty and the pattern was beautiful. However, I didn't like the smaller size quite as well in here (they have it in a larger size as well, but at the time I was looking the larger size was on back order although I think it is available now).

Detailed Source List:

Cabinet Color- Winter Gates in Semi-Gloss by Benjamin Moore
Wall Color- Horizon in Eggshell by Benjamin Moore
Trim Color - Simply White in Semi-Gloss by Benjamin Moore
Door Color - Mopboard Black in Semi-Gloss by Benjamin Moore
Rug - Rug Studio (the plaid rug is also from there and can be found here, and the blue one can be found here).
All appliances are Whirlpool and were purchased at Lowe's during their Memorial Day Sale
Hood - Custom Built
Farmhouse Sink - Signature Hardware (similar size and style here
Faucet - Wayfair
Backsplash - purchased from McKenzie Restoration (but just basic white subway tile that can be purchased pretty much anywhere) 
Counters - Honed Carrara Marble
Hardware - Home Depot (think they were by Martha Stewart) 
Counter Height Stools - World Market
Mug Holder - World Market
Menu Chalkboard - Dear Lillie (no longer for sale) 
Pendants - Birch Lane
Circular Mirror - Painted Fox Home
Rolling Wooden Horse- HomeGoods
Metal Baskets - Joss and Main
Canisters - wedding gift - Williams-Sonoma

Knife Set - TargetMarble Rolling Pin and Board - Sur La Table 
Table - Pier 1 years ago and has since been painted in Winter Gates by Benjamin Moore

Three Tiered Stand - Painted Fox
Polka Dot Bowls - Painted Fox
Metal Chairs Arhuas
Slipcovered Dining Chairs - IKEA
Oversized Chalkboard - made by me, you can read more about it here
Sideboard - made by me, you can read more about it here
Wooden Box - HomeGoods
Bottle Caddy - HomeGoods

Plaid Mixing Bowls - TargetBottles - Mineral Water from Fresh Market 
Crackle Bucket/Planter - Birch Lane
Antlers - World Market 
Striped Roman Shade in Window above Sink - made by me, you can read more about it here.

Little Deer Head - Dear Lillie Painted Fox Collection
Little Sheep Head - Dear Lillie Painted Fox Collection
Blue Vase - Birch Lane 

(Family Room side in background of photos)
Mirror - Painted Fox
Rocking Horse - gift from my mom (from RH Baby and Child) similar one can be found here

Fireplace Color - Winter Gates in Semi-Gloss by Benjamin Moore
Artwork above sofa - was a gift
Stone Colored Pillows of Sofa - Armelle Pillow Covers from Birch Lane
Other Pillows on Sofa - HomeGoods
Slipcovered Wingback Chairs by Fireplace - Savvy Home and Garden 6 or 7 years ago
Pillows on Chairs - HomeGoods
Blanket on Chair and Sofa - HomeGoods
Lamp - Aidan Gray during a 75% clearance sale 8 or 9 years ago
Lamp Shade - HomeGoods
Milk Bottle Vase - Painted Fox
Metal Sphere - Target (similar here) 
Script Chairs - TJMaxx
TV Console - Antique shop in Camden, SC about 8 years ago
Frames above chairs - tutorial here 
Drapery Panels - IKEA Ritva Panels
Drapery Rods - Lowe's 
Sconces - RH Baby and Child
Gray Tufted Ottoman - We built it. You can read more about it here.
Flush Mount - Lowe's

We hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week!

Rugs were provided by Rug Studio. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. I love the rug you chose! The vintage faded style is great and looks like a winner to hide stains too! :)

  2. Well done, as always!

  3. l too love the rug you's absolutely perfect for the space...and l also agree with you that the blues in the smaller one were divine.

  4. Love the rug you chose. It's gorgeous!

  5. I love the latest one the best. It complements the colors in your kitchen perfectly.

  6. Hi, I really like your rug in your kitchen. I have debated about getting one for my kitchen but worry about keeping it clean. How do you plan to clean kitchen spills and heavy kitchen traffic grime? I had a small one in front of the sink that was washable but just didn't have the look I want. Thanks!

    1. Hi! Jenni plans to just do the usual spot cleaning and vacuuming on the rug, but she hasn't had any issues yet!


  7. Hi, what size is the rug? I love it and trying to figure out what size is best for my kitchen. I'm thinking same size as Jenni's. Thanks!

    1. Hi, Laura! Jenni went with the 5'3" x 7'8" size.


  8. Hi, I absolutely love your kitchen. We are in the process of building and Ours is the exact same layout. Are those pendants the Orleans pendants ? What size did you get small medium or large?

  9. Thanks Brittny! There is a link to the pendants in the source list but here it is as well: We went with the medium. Good luck building your house! I am sure it will be beautiful!!!

  10. Hi! I am in the process of redecorating my kitchen. I was looking at your before and after photos and I have the same wavy wood piece above my sink that you had. How did you get it out?!? Did you have to replace molding?

    1. Hi, Lindsay! Jenni just was very careful and pried it down on her own (she didn't have to end up replacing anything, which was nice).


  11. The roman shade was it made by you? I need this!

    1. Thank you--Jenni made it herself!


  12. So beautiful! I love all your work! What type of flooring do you have? I love it!

    1. Thank you! The flooring was all their when Jenni and Jon moved in, so unfortunately they don't have any of the information on the wood or stain color.



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