The Kitchen is the Heart of This Home

Posted by on Aug 1, 2012 in decorating for clients, kitchen | 36 comments

I do a little decorating here and there for others.

(I hope to do more of this!)

I got started a few years back when my friend, Renee asked me if I could help her with her house.

I decorated her house and then that led to other jobs. . .

Seven years later, I have the honor of helping David and Renee build their home!

It has been a fun process!

They have a very cool style.

Here are a few pictures of their new home.

Today I will share the kitchen.

This is the desk area.

The table will go under this light fixture.

The kitchen is the heart of this home.

The walls are a pale gray.

Huge island.

Tons of cabinets and countertops.

The top of the island is a honed black granite.

The countertops are a white granite.

I love the look of exposed brick for the backsplash.

This light fixture is just incredible!

They are going to have a table made out of barn wood from Renee’s grandfather’s barn.

I can’t wait to see it!

I had a hard time getting a good shot of this window, but you just had to see it!

We chose to do open shelving for this corner.

It keeps it from feeling to crowded.

This is the bookcase in the hallway upstairs.

You can see it from the kitchen.

Notice the landing above the kitchen.

There are bookcases on all of the walls up there.

Only 1 has the criss cross bookcase.

This is the view of the kitchen from the landing.

And, last but not least is the pantry.

This is actually the wrong glass.

It will be a seeded glass.

It takes a special personality to be able to have glass doors on your pantry.

This space will always be beautiful at the Sproles!

The stained glass was a custom piece.

I can’t wait to get in there and start decorating and arranging!

Life to the full to you!


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My 1929 Charmer



Cowgirl Up

I Should Be Mopping The Floor

Mod Vintage Life

The Brassy Apple


Between Naps on the Porch

Home Stories A to Z

A Stroll Thru Life

Boogieboard Cottage

Kelly’s Corner

The Dedicated House

Skip To My Lou


Domestically Speaking

Elizabeth and Company

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Uncommon Designs

The Winthrop Chronicles

Coastal Charm

Primitive and Proper

Tip Junkie handmade projects



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Shades of Amber

Faded Charm

Someday Crafts

Lil Luna

Ginger Snap Crafts

Beyond the Picket Fence

Somewhat Simple

House of Hepworths

The 36th Avenue

Restore Interiors

Ivy and Elephants



Imparting Grace

My Re-Purposed Life

The Vintage Farmhouse

Freckled Laundry

52 Mantels

No Minimalist Here

The Charm of Home

The Shabby Creek Cottage

From My Front Porch to Yours

The Brambleberry Cottage

Chic on a Shoestring

AKA Design

Katie's Nesting Spot




My Romantic Home

French Country Cottage

Tatertots and Jello

Miss Mustard Seed

Thirty Handmade Days

Stuff and Nonsense

Craft Junkie Too

Common Ground

The Shabby Nest

Family Ever After

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust

Rooted in Thyme

Fingerprints on the Fridge

Twenty Eight O Five

Liz Marie


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Be Different Act Normal


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  1. I don’t have a blog but sure love visiting alot of them, seeing what all the talented bloggers are doing. I’m too chicken to try to have my own blog besides not having a camera to show pics on it. Guess I’ll have to admit I’m just plain lazy at this point in life (72 yrs. young).
    What is not to love about that house? I’m just glad I won’t have to make the payments or clean it. I’m too practical but so enjoy seeing other people’s gorgeous homes and that one from little I’ve seen is gorgeous, Wow. Will look forward to seeing alot more of it. Have fun decorating it.

  2. What a dream kitchen! Absolutely spectacular – love love love the pantry

  3. Lovely kitchen for an absolutely wonderful family…cannot wait to see it when all their personality is infused into it. This kitchen just makes my heart happy~great job, Melissa!

  4. Love the light fixture and the built-ins. What a beautiful home!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! I love how open it is. Our house is so tiny. Only a little over 1,300 sq ft and there are 6 of us piled in there. I wouldn’t know how to act with that much room! Can’t wait to see how you decorate it! – Karen

  6. Are they looking for additional tenants, because I am pretty sure I would be happy as a clam to live in that library upstairs with a view of that kitchen. Or better yet, maybe I’ll send my cranky teenagers to live there and then I can just come visit and bask in your good taste . . .

  7. Fabulous, fabulous!! Your kitchen is stunning for a wonderful family. Your entire home is gorgeous too. Enjoy the weekend.

  8. Beautiful kitchen, it is a dreamy.

  9. My, what a beautiful space. I have to be careful looking at photos like this–it would be so easy for me to become envious!

  10. Gorgeous kitchen!! I love everything and especially the backsplash and hood. Thanks for linking this to the Open House Party.

  11. What a absolutely stunning kitchen! Thank you for sharing it at Potpourri Friday!

  12. What a gorgeous kitchen. I can see a lot of parties happening there.

  13. WOWZA that kitchen is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Be still my heart! I hate them, no not really, just jealous. I would never leave the kitchen. Their kitchen is bigger than almost my bottom floor! Too gorgeous! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

  15. How pretty! Hopefully they will allow you to share pictures when they move in. 🙂

  16. Oh so pretty! I just love the exposed brick backsplash!

  17. Gorgeous kitchen!!
    Mary Alice

  18. David and Renee have a beautiful kitchen!!!Oh my! Love the openness of it all!


  19. Beautiful Kitchen! Thanks so much for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays.


  20. That light fixture is really really cool. That whole kitchen is amazing. Thanks for sharing it!

  21. wOW! gORGEOUs, gorgeous!!! I understand your excitement completely! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  22. Wow, absolutely gorgeous! I do hope that couple loves to cook, because that is too wonderful a kitchen to just sit and be pretty…!

  23. Gorgeous kitchen my friend, they are lucky to have you :)XO

  24. Oh wow – beautiful choices and it’s a stunning dream kitchen for sure! Love it!

  25. Beyond beautiful! I love the backsplash and how bright and airy it all feels!

  26. Be still my heart! That is one gorgeous kitchen!!! Love all of the light and space! 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  27. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!! What a wonderful space…so many memories to be made there! Thank you for sharing with us!! 🙂 Bonnie

  28. It’s beautiful and just look at all that space!

  29. Such a beautiful space. Love the lighting and backsplash!

  30. Hey Girl, It’s my pleasure to feature this beautiful kitchen in my Fab Friday Favorites – Olympics Version. You won the GOLD MEDAL! WAHOO! Thanks for being so marvelous.

    Warmly, Michelle

  31. Beautiful.. That backspash tile is exactly what Ive been looking for.. can you tell me where you got it? Thanks!
    Kelly 🙂

  32. can you tell me where you found the backsplash for your kitchen, and what color it is called. I have been looking for brown tones for a rustic remodel and this is exactly the color. thank you, diane

  33. Can you tell me where you found that gorgeous pendant light fixture? I have been looking for something just like that. Thanks!

  34. So tastefully done!! I love how you contrast the warm toned counters and backsplash with the pale gray walls!! Very smart. I tried looking back in your comments to see if you shared your paint colors for the gray walls and the cabinets, but I couldn’t find any mention of paint colors. Would you mind sharing the colors for the walls and cabinets? I would really appreciate it!! Good luck with finishing this project – your clients must be so excited!

  35. Can you tell me the brand and color of the grout in the brick backsplash?

  36. I love the backsplash. Can you give me details if where you got it and what it’s called. Thanks!


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