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Feel like your kitchen needs an update but don’t want to take on a major remodel? Today, I’m sharing 5 easy ways to update your kitchen and give it a whole new look without the headache of a renovation.

1 ADD A NEW RUG

Becki Owens

Adding a runner or area rug (depending on the size of your kitchen) can add gorgeous new color and texture to your kitchen.

2. CHANGE OUT YOUR HARDWARE

SCHOOL HOUSE

I like to think of cabinet hardware as the jewels of your kitchen. Match the hardware to the finish of your light fixture or use it as a bold accent — whatever the case, it is an easy way to update your kitchen.

3. ADD NEW STOOLS

Replacing your stools is an easy and very effective way to add an accent color to your kitchen. They can easily add warmth to an all white kitchen, as in the photo above, or if you want more texture in your kitchen try a natural fiber stool.

4.  REPLACE LIGHTING

 Brit + Co

Replacing (or adding pendants) is a great way to not only update your kitchen but add drama as well. I love these oversized pendants above.

 

5. PAINT, PAINT, PAINT

Amber Lewis

Whether you just paint your island or your entire kitchen, a new paint color can completely change the feel of your kitchen and make the biggest impact.

Happy Monday!

~ Shannon

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HAPPY FRIDAY! I LOVE KITCHEN DESIGN AND TODAY I’M SHARING  5 OF MY FAVORITES. THEY’RE ALL SO GORGEOUS — I STILL CAN’T FIGURE OUT WHICH ONE I LIKE BEST.

MINDY GAYER DESIGN

VIA DECOR PAD

JOHN BYNUM

JAMIE BLAKE

MOREDESIGN

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

~ SHANNON

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 From beautiful bowls and cutting boards, to plants & pottery, there are some fabulous ways to organize your countertop clutter and add style at the same time. Below, are some of my favorite examples.

via Heather Bullard

I love how Heather Bullard stacks her collection of cutting boards and displays her silverware & linen napkins in pottery and platters.

Adding a painting or piece of artwork can add a touch of personality, as well as connect the kitchen to the rest of the home.

via Jean Stoffer Design

Jean Stoffer’s use of plants in the kitchen brings a lovely polished greenhouse feel to it — very nice!

via local milk

Above, Beth Kirby’s beautiful kitchen with all sorts of fabulous objects in it.

via One Kings Lane

via instagram (@dreamywhitelifestyle)

via Local Milk

via The Style Files

 

SOME OF MY FAVORITE OBJECTS TO USE IN A KITCHEN…

1 .cutting board   2.Earthenware Pan  3.Copper Jug,
4. Jar  5.Triangle Cutting Board 6.Marble Bowls
7.Painting 8.Porcelain Cup  9.Marble Objects
10.Platter 11.Footed Plates 12. Marble Vase

Have a great day!!

~Shannon

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Last month I shared the exterior of a project we’ve just finished here in Los Angeles. Today, it’s the before & after photos of the kitchen.

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After

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Before

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 To simplify the kitchen, I did away with the cabinet that enclosed the original fridge, as well as the bread box, which allowed for more counter space. I also removed the trim that ran along the top of the cabinets.

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Before

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 I also wanted to try out a new paint color — Flintstone by Dunn Edwards, which I used on the lower cabinets. I went with a Quartz countertop and brushed nickel faucet fixture. I’m really pleased with how it all turned out.

Shop the look

 

1 Stool | 2 Rug | 3 Textile

Sometimes budgets allow you to gut an entire kitchen and other times you have to work with existing cabinets. If you do have to keep your cabinets, paint is your best weapon for change. Next time, some easy pointers on putting together a gallery wall.

Cheers, it’s the weekend!

~Shannon

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DEJA VU

I have a feeling I ‘ve been here before…

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Just three years ago I did this project in Austin. However, last November Austin had record-breaking rainfall and sadly the whole house flooded. The home is now semi-gutted with half of its sheetrock removed — everything has to be rebuilt. If there’s an upside to this, it would be that we get to totally redesign the kitchen. A chance for the homeowners and I to pick out all new materials which will hopefully take their mind off the inconvenience and help them get excited about the end result.

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Another trip to Austin in April to finish up the project. I’ll keep you posted.

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