It’s here! I’m so excited that we were able to share our home renovation with you through the eyes of Domino. We’re featured in the latest issue (available on newsstands now) in Domino‘s newly designed, bigger, glossier update. I’ve devoured Domino since I was in high school and they opened up a whole new world of decor for me. I’ve been rearranging and dreaming about interiors ever since.
We’ve shared the process of renovating our home with McDonald Remodeling over the past six months. From selecting a contractor to planning our space, but we haven’t put together a post that shows all the updates we did to the house last year in one fell swoop. Domino covered almost all our projects with the exception of our basement, which will be revealing in its entirety in follow up post. Here are the images Wing Ho of Canary Grey shot of our space for Domino, along with some design commentary from yours truly.
Where to begin with this kitchen? After living here for six months post-renovation, my favorite part about this kitchen is how well it works for our lifestyle. Pictured here is a built-in fridge, from Warners’ Stellian, and a coffee nook. This used the be one of the entrances to our kitchen. Behind this wall is the foyer.
This view of our kitchen is taken from the living room. We love that this space is now big enough for us to grow into, and everything has a place and items can be easily found. This massive oak peninsula (built by Jim McDonald) works as both a prep space and a casual eating space. There used to be a wall where the peninsula currently is, and there was also an opening to the side door where the dark cabinets are now located. Because the space isn’t a perfect square, we broke it up with contrasting cabinets. We liked the idea of letting our things take center stage, because we take time and care in selecting what we bring into our home. It’s nice to have a space to show these pieces off.
Open shelving was another must-have for me. I love to cook and the idea of having all my tools readily available make this kitchen very inviting for the at-home chef. I spend most of my time here, and I’ve found that I’m a lot better at improvising and whipping up meals with whatever we have on hand. A couple of my favorite things are featured here, including these canisters from March SF, brass canisters from Schoolhouse Electric, and Danish cookware by Dansk.
The stove is the heart of this kitchen. If you are someone who cooks a lot, you know how helpful it is to have tools you love to use. Our LaCanche French range is the smallest and most basic model you can buy, which worked perfectly for the small space and our budget. A good range is certainly an investment! In order to highlight this beauty we chose hardware that complemented the range. The cabinet color was chosen to draw attention to the design of the range as well. We had a custom hood made to help bring a modern flare to the traditional cabinetry.
Just a casual picture of our family hanging out in the dining room. It looks like we’re having a meeting and Winnie is ready for us to be finished! 🙂
Here’s our living room. We didn’t do much to this space except paint everything and refinish the flooring. We opted to go with a lighter, natural finish to help combat the amount of dog hair we deal with every day.
A detail shot of the original built-ins.
Our entryway is narrow, so we maximized storage space by bringing a dresser from the guest room down to the foyer. It is filled with all the scarves, hats, and gloves needed during the winter months. We throw our keys and cellphones here for safekeeping.
Winnie keeps watch on the landing.
A small peek at our sunroom. We’re currently turning this space into a dual-purpose room… details to come!
This is the powder room that was once a closet. It is located in the foyer, which is nice because it’s away from the living spaces and not near the kitchen. We decided to go bold in this small space with wallpaper from Rifle Paper Co. and a peach ceiling. This room makes me smile.
You may already be familiar with our office makeover… all the details can be found in this post.
The guest room is an odd shape, so we turned this awkward corner into a gallery wall. On the other side of the room is a simple and peaceful resting place. Even though our upstairs is little cramped, we want guests to feel like they have some peace and quiet.
Believe it or not, we still have work to do! But that, friends, is for another post.
Kitchen: Design/Planning by McDonald Remodeling // Paint – Benjamin Moore – White Dove // Paint – Benjamin Moore – Wrought Iron // Floor Tile – Cement Tile Shop– Star // Countertops – Cambria’s Marble Collection, Ella // Lacanche Range // Blu Dot – Hot Mesh Counter Stool
Powder Room: Design/Planning by McDonald Remodeling // Wallpaper – Rifle Paper Co. – Peonies (Mint) // Toilet – Kohler – Memoir’s Stately // Sink – Kohler – Memoirs Classic 24″ // Fixture – Kohler – Purist Faucet // West Elm Marbled Catch-all Box
Guest Room: Pillow – People I’ve Loved – Wink, Wink Pillows / Louise Grey – Quilt No.1 // One King’s Lane – Bed (Similar) // Paint Color- Behr – Grey Owl // Emerson Light – Lamp // West Elm – Side Table (Similar) // Art – Wayne Pate – Family of Fawl //
Office: Paint Color – BEHR Marquee Compass Blue // Smart Furniture – Filing Cabinet, Chair, Table //Woodwork – McDonald Remodeling // Console – LAX Series – 3x Shelf // Globe – CB2 // Schoolhouse Electric – Tanker Clock // Chair – Vintage (similar)
BY Kate Arends - March 11, 2016
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.