A Modern Kind Of Rustic || Kitchen Nook Reveal

Thursday, November 9, 2017
This project has been in the works for months, and it feels so good to finally have the space ready to share! Welcome to the latest Hill House project, our kitchen nook. When we first moved in, the kitchen island was situated in a way that it completely closed off this corner of the room.  One winter day, as I was complaining about the layout and desire to change it, husband decided to see if the island would move with a little muscle. And what would you know? It did! We finished moving the island into the perfect spot, and got to work dreaming up this now-open space. Since moving in, husband had already built me an eat-in bench; we had refinished a Craigslist-find table + chairs; and the last thing to do was put the final touches together. 

Since shiplap was a component in our foyer, I wanted to bring it into the kitchen to give the house a little more sense of design unity. And I'm so glad we did! Next was adding a much-needed light fixture, where no previous fixture hung. Husband was amazing at wiring, drilling, cutting, and installing our drum light. This made a HUGE improvement to the space, adding so much more light to the entire kitchen area + creating a visual boundary around the nook itself. 

For the light, I worked with MyLightSource to find the perfect pendant light to make the space feel complete. I picked this beautiful back drum pendant light with a nickel finish, and I couldn't love it more. It's a large drum, perfect for the corner. Keep in mind when selecting a light fixture, you want something that isn't too small or too large. You want it to fill out the space without feeling like it's not a statement or too over-powering. 


Y'all know how much I love my botanical prints hanging in my dining room, so it should come as no to surprise that I selected more prints from Belle Botanica. The Antique Olive prints immediately stood out to me, and they have found their home on my new shiplap wall. I couldn't love them more! 

Fun little fact, the frames are the exact ones I used for my gallery wall. But, I took out the matte insert and husband spray painted the metal black for me. Sometimes, when you can't find exactly what you're looking for, you have to make it yourself! 


If you are ever looking to decorate a table for a small get together or just because, apples are a great way to add a little decorative flair for little cost! Just layer your plates, divide them with cloth napkins, and add an apple. So simple, but it really makes for a pretty table! 


Last, but not least, my pantry doors! Are you swooning too?? I'm ecstatic with how they turned out! Like over the moon! I had a clear design idea in my head to make the doors more of a statement piece, especially since they take up so much of the space. And husband was amazing at making my vision come to life. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have caught my indecisiveness on a final paint color for the doors in my stories. I really couldn't settle on anything. So when we went into the paint store to grab a bucket, I took a leap of faith and went with a bolder, darker, green that I hadn't even tested out. I could not be happier with it. We painted the built-in-bench in the same color, and we have plans to paint the kitchen island with it too. If you're looking for a color similar to this or this exact one, Rookwood Shutter Green by Sherwin Williams. 


T O    G E T    T H E    L O O K :
Paint Color: Rookwood Shutter Green by Sherwin Williams
Door Hardware (found in-store at Home Depot)

A huge thanks to MyLightingSource for providing the pendant light and to Belle Botanica for providing the Antique Olive prints.

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