So, as I mentioned in my last post about the massive kitchen renovation we are undertaking, well, part one of the massive renovation involves re-thinking the layout of the kitchen and moving a powder room. Part two is the fun part that involves the selection of materials and finishes and hardware. Well, the hardware is obvious – we are using Nest Studio’s baubles of course and adding a touch of glam by going satin brass. From there I had to bring in the brass elsewhere with a satin brass faucet from Newport Brass, an over the sink vintage pendant from Restoration Hardware. White Shaker cabinets and a subway tile backsplash keep our cost down and the look clean and grey marble countertops add a touch of class. Because the wood floor in the kitchen (under the old linoleum) is pretty beat up and a different species than the rest of the house, we are going to sand it down and paint it. I’m actually really excited about this. It’s both economical, unique, and durable. I might do a pattern later on a la the bottom photo. Also bringing in another retro pendant in the breakfast niche from Circa Lighting and doing a custom brass island to fit in our narrow space – similar to this one from Crate and Barrel that I photoshopped the finish on (but cleaner and with shelves below). And if you’re extra curious you can follow all my ponderings and selections for our new house on my pin board here.