A Classic French Gray Kitchen

THIS KITCHEN! It’s been a long time coming. I am so excited to share it. This kitchen was closed off, dated, but definitely well-loved. It was so exciting to open up the walls as much as possible and create a new space that could be just as loved!

I really enjoyed working with this sweet, sweet family! I got to design some built-in bunk beds (that I LOVED), a laundry room and a kitchen. I also got to see world’s cutest dance routine and answer a lot of questions about working with Fixer Upper. This kitchen will always be a special one for me.

Before pictures:

After Pictures:


(Love seeing little bits of Magnolia style in my clients’ homes ^^^^)

There are so many details in this kitchen that I love. We spent a long time on the plans and really poured a lot of attention into the details. Here are few of my favorite things about this kitchen:

  1. Stain/ paint combo – I love the warm stained paired with the Classic French gray. We also added character to the gray with a black rub on top of the paint. I love how beautiful these cabinets turned out.
  2. Those counter tops… they are stunning with those finishes.
  3. I love that the cabinets go to the ceiling – I love how grand that makes this kitchen come across.
  4. The brick accent on the island + the herringbone brick that we put in the entry as well.
  5. Okay okay.. I really just love everything in this kitchen :).

Coming up next is the laundry room!

Design Blog…Deshign Schmog

Let’s face it, this is just how I feel sometimes. Looking through blogs, watching TV, reading magazines…yes yes I know all these rooms are beautiful… and this house is beautiful, and perfect, and perfect… and blah blah blah (so not proper english there).

I’m just in one of those seasons where you realize the people in your home are FAR more important that the walls around you! With my little two-month-old-I-hate-naps baby it’s hard for me to get anything done. When I sit down to work on drawings she usually decides she wants her momma. It is hard sometimes, but when I pick her up and hear her sweet little noises there is nothing better, no other job I’d rather be fulfilling in that moment. I don’t live for design, it does not identify me, its something that I do and I enjoy.

So lets just leave the shoes by the door, the tiny hand prints on the mirrors and windows, and the dog hair where it is today. Enjoy your home not because of how perfect it is, but because whose in it! Can I get an amen?!?!?

Of course we all know this, and of course I still love design, and I love working with my clients. I am not saying forget about it. It is important and has its place, but I am saying it’s important to keep it all in perspective.


Photo by Cassie Nance

This is my baby! She was born June 17th and we named her Presley. Love her more that I thought possible and so beyond thankful for my sweet gift! First blog back, and I plan on getting back on it… for those that follow along!

I am excited that a lot of the projects I started before she was born (and I broke my ankle) are now coming to completion. I cannot wait to share the before’s and after’s with you!