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The Mindwelling: Kitchen Inspiration + Mood Board


Mustard Kitchen Inspiration

Here today to share the official kitchen inspiration and mood board!!! If you want to see the “before” photos of our kitchen and the layout plans for it, you can check that out right here! But today it’s all about the pretty stuff!!!! I put together a mood board showing some of the inspiration for the kitchen color scheme and feel, as well as some of the materials we’re using!! We’re slowly starting to see it come together and it’s so exciting!!

Mustard Kitchen Inspiration

The Color Scheme

I fell in love with the idea of mustard cabinets after coming across a couple of the above mustard and ochre kitchens. We had originally planned to do a deep teal or green but it felt too overwhelming to me to have that color everywhere, especially after using it so heavily in our bathroom. The yellow hue felt so refreshing and I loved that it contrasted, but still coordinated with the adjacent rooms in the house. We went with Dunn Edwards’ “Lion’s Mane” and used the Semihandmade DIY shaker cabinet fronts I mentioned in the renovation plans post. You can see a peek at how the cabinets are shaping up and the color choice below.

I know yellow is a pretty polarizing color so it’s funny to see the reactions when I tell or show people. Tends to be a love/hate kind of a thing! =)

Since we do plan to sell this house someday, the cabinets (which can be re-painted) are the only bold major element in the room. The rest of the finishes are staying pretty neutral but still with a touch more personality than you’d see someone who was really “decorating for resale” pick.

For instance, instead of going with a standard white subway tile, I went with the Weathered White Zellige subway tile from Clé Tile. It’s the same style tile as our master bathroom in that it is handmade and each piece is unique and different. It’s intentionally laid without a standard grout line and the pieces, due to their handmade nature, do not sit perfectly flat. I LOVE IT.

For the countertops, we partnered with Caesarstone to do quartz so that it gave us a clean look but was still super durable. We went with the Statuario Nuvo which is a touch warmer in tone and has a bit more of a dramatic vein running throughout it. They were just installed before we left on our trip and it looks GORGEOUS!!

Mustard Kitchen Inspiration

Lighting & Hardware

Since we added two huge Velux skylights and several high hats, we decided to only include one “statement” fixture over the sink. Went with this terra sconce from Cedar & Moss in brass and bone and I can’t wait to see it in the space!

Hardware-wise, we’re are continuing to match the rest of the hardware in the house with satin brass finishes for both the faucet and the hardware. All our appliances will be stainless steel!

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Kitchen Decor

We found the rug you see below at Soukie Modern on our last trip to Palm Springs and actually Jeff was the one that picked it out for the kitchen! Since our dining room features a lot of shades of pinks, lavendars and mints, I love that this pulls in some of those colors while still making it’s own statement too. It has a warm hue that runs through it too which ties in really well with the mustard cabinets.

We’ll be keeping our every day dishes in the cabinets and using the open shelving for special items we’d use when entertaining. For those, I’ve been filling in what we already have with lots of bold mis-matched plates to pull in the various rug colors and colors used throughout the rest of the house.

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Mood Board Sources

Blue Dishes | Peach Dishes | Teal Dishes
Brass Handles | Oak Floating Shelves* | Whirlpool Smart Range*
Mustard Kitchen | Mustard and Pink Kitchen
Sconce* | Tile* | Cutting Board | Quartz Countertop*
Kitchen with Arches | Ochre Kitchen designed by Studio Shamshiri | Teal Kitchen

I’ll try to share some more story sneak peeks once we’re back in town!! We’ve had a few unexpected delays, per usual with renovations, but things are starting to move along quickly again!! Stay tuned for the reveal in *hopefully* April!


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