One Room Challenge: Week Six

Yay! We've reached the end of the one room challenge and on the one hand, not a minute too soon...we move in to the house at the end of the week! On the other hand, I truthfully could've used several more weeks...

There's no doubt that living in this space will absolutely impact how I actually style this kitchen. Not to mention that our furniture isn't even in the space yet.  I hope you'll all come back and check out the lived in version of this kitchen when it's finally and fully done (along with the progress on all the other rooms in our new home). **update as of February 10--> Here's the finished kitchen now!**

I'm super excited to reveal our almost completed new kitchen! Let's review the befores:

(For a more in depth look at the whole process including the inspiration and to see it unfold week by week, check it all out here: week one, week two, week three, week four and week five.)

And now....the afters!!! So in love...

I went over to the house on Saturday (with my styling assistant a.k.a my middle child-I needed to pick her up from a sleep over the night before) and did my very best to style it up. We're not living here yet, so this is really just a "staged" attempt of what I'm hoping to really master once we're in.  I pulled a few blue and white objects from my own store (this pagoda candle, these cache pots and this fun ceramic pineapple) and added it to some pieces I already owned (this large bowl, this vase, this box and a few vintage items).

I had every intention of shopping for some new pieces, but life, this move, Halloween and my oldest daughter's birthday (today!) all took precedence...I did manage to acquire one beautiful new piece, this ginger jar from The Pink Pagoda and it's truly my new favorite thing (and I'm now addicted to her shop!)

The hidden built in spice racks on either side of the oven are one of my absolute favorite features in the room!

Obviously, once we move in, the room will look even more finished as we wait for the last few items to arrive. I'll be instagramming the progress here along with the rest of the new house, and I'll continue to pin all the inspiration for this house here! At some point I'm hoping to have the place professionally photographed as well...just couldn't make it all happen today.

Anyway...I'm thrilled with the way this all turned out! I love my new kitchen and can't wait to get fully settled! I couldn't have done this (and wouldn't even have tried) without the amazing design help and direction of Muse Interiors~we call them team Laurens, as it was Lauren Muse and her unflappable assistant Lauren Weyant that kept things humming along!

paint: cabinets-Benjamin Moore's "simply white"
          walls-Farrow and Ball's elephant's breath
hardware: Rejuvenation
faucet: Barber Wilsons and Company
lights: Anne Morris New York (over island)
painted glass tile back splash: Greenwich Tile and Marble 
marble: Statuario Altisimo

accessories: ginger jar: The Pink Pagoda | :blue pagoda cachepot candle: zhush | cachepots: zhush  | ceramic pineapple: zhush | mint julep cup: zhush | rose liquid soap: Anthropologie | large blue and white bowl: Bellacor | white pitcher: Target | geometric white faceted ceramic vases: zhush | blue and white box: Bellacor | blue and white vase: Macy's | blue Creuset: zappos                 

1. stain the floors a dark brown

2. finish the chevron back splash

3. move lights from current home over to new home

4. finish the hardware**on back order until January!** (grits teeth, #glasshalffull)

5. sink faucet and instant hot water installed - yes and no...this is a temporary faucet until ours comes in, although I'm kinda liking this one...mine is supposed to have levers, thoughts? Also, hot water is on it's way....

6. two new refrigerators  and all appliances plugged in cleaned up and runnings

7. paint walls

 8. actually move in with our furniture and belongings and accessories!
---> The moving trucks roll in tomorrow here in New York, we sleep in this house on Friday #OMG

OK, I'm both exhausted and maybe a little high on paint fumes, Halloween candy and pre-moving adrenaline...wish us luck!
Be sure to check out all the other big final reveals here:


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  1. It looks positively gorgeous, Sue. What a dream!

  2. Sue- It is absolutely stunning! My hat is off to you for taking on this challenge during such a crazy, busy time. The final product is perfect and I know you and your family will enjoy that beautiful, new space!

  3. Fantastic Sue- it is dreamy! All the finishes are perfection. Good luck with the move. I am so looking forward to seeing you decorate your home. It is a gorgeous space! xo Nancy

  4. This is absolutely stunning!

  5. You did an amazing job Sue! I love that worked with what you had and changed the details to create an entirely new space. Just lovely.

  6. Looks so great I bet you are so happy with it!

  7. you could call this my dream's just fantastic. that chandelier you picked in the breakfast nook is just perfect. Can't wait to see more of your gorgeous home!

  8. What a difference the island makes! Love how this came out. Those pendants are amazing too.

    xo Jessica

  9. It looks so pretty! I love the choices you made.

  10. What a beautiful kitchen transformation! Amazing work!!

  11. Gorgeous job! Really very lovely. Congrats

  12. It is so beautiful, you completely deserve to have a kitchen that wonderful! Congrats on your success and new home! XO

  13. It is so beautiful! I love your kitchen! Your changes make a huge difference. I love all the white and the gold hardware. The pendants are spectacular and look stunning on that island. And I of course love all that blue and white! Congrats Sue! I love it and can't wait to come see it in person ;) xx Congrats!

  14. It's lovely, Sue! Beautiful job!

  15. OMG Sue!! It is so beautiful and the light you are going to have in your home with all those windows and doors! LOVE the kitchen it turned out beautifully. I can only imagine it feels like a dream come true!!

  16. Sue, it turned out so lovely. And I love that you took a great, but not quite you, kitchen and made it your own. Love! Good luck with getting through the move!

  17. Sue, it looks great - I love all the materials you chose. The white, the marble - that's my kind of kitchen. And of course all the blue and white accents. I'm sure it will only get lovelier as you get in there, live in it and make it yours! Congratulations and best wishes on your move - hope everything goes swimmingly! XOXO

  18. The kitchen looks fabulous! Well done, love everything about your beautiful kitchen!


  19. Beautiful Sue! You must be exhausted..... it's worth it though;) love those hanging pendants over the island and blue and white accents are always my favorite.

  20. It looks so beautiful Sue! Such a bright & happy space! Cannot wait to see your additional zhushing - I know it will be fab! Happy Birthday to your daughter & good luck with your move! xx jana

  21. Wow - the change in the floors makes such a huge impact on the overall space! The darker hue really compliments the cabinetry and marble…I wish this kitchen was mine! So good…congrats on an amazing job well done!

  22. Looks gorgeous! I loved watching this room progress!

  23. Great job, Sue!!!! I always knew you did well under pressure and the reveal just proves it. Good luck with the actual move this week. You're almost there!!

    xoxo Elizabeth

  24. You have my dream kitchen!! Seriously, those white cabinets with the white marble to die for! I love how the hidden spice rack, which is in a convenient location for someone that cooks a lot. I love the wall color and the floors, so tastefully done with the new light fixtures! Hats off to you girl for doing not one but two spaces and moving in 6 weeks?! It's been a pleasure finding you through ORC and participating with such talent! Can't wait to see it lived in and enjoyed!

  25. Wow! I can not believe you accomplished all this in 6 weeks. It looks INCREDIBLE! Congratulations!

  26. Love the white kitchen with brass accents! Well done Sue. I'll be waiting patiently to see the rest of your big reveal :-)

  27. Beautiful! I'd be afraid to cook in it and get it dirty! Great work!

  28. Beautiful. May I ask again the Benjamin Moore color you used. You mentioned White. But which one ?? Thanks

  29. So delish! The white marble, the polished handles, everything looks and feels like a dream! *Almost* makes me want to start cooking! ...or at least learn how to, lol. Congrats again on the major makeover!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  30. Well I have been waiting all day to check out these reveals....and your kitchen is perfect. So much lighter and it looks bigger even though I know it isn't! I am sure when you move in and get all of your beautiful things out it will be even prettier:)

  31. Such a pretty kitchen! So happy for you I would love to eat there everyday!! the marble and white cabinetry is spectacular and styling amazing!! xo

  32. Sue,
    Seriously woman, you will be so bored after all your "to do" lists are done. Is it ever done? Good luck with moving and getting settled.

  33. Sue you have accomplished so much in such a short time I am amazed and in awe! Gorgeous as well!

    The Arts from Karena

  34. Beautiful! Great job and best wishes for much happiness in your new home!

  35. I can't even imagine doing this while you are moving. It is the perfect kitchen. I would love to have a huge space like this. I will definitely be looking for updates on the gram. Great job, and you were so brave to do this.

  36. This is my dream kitchen! I absolutely love it. I hope the move went smoothly! I'll be looking forward to seeing how it looks when you're all moved in and settled. Your home is amazing!

  37. I love those oversized pendants. The space is so much brighter and updated now. Good luck getting settled in.

  38. So pretty! I have major kitchen envy! Such a lovely difference from what you began with, it is so open and airy. Very inspirational!

  39. Sue, this is absolutely gorgeous!

  40. This is ridiculously enviable, Sue. I don't think I would ever leave that kitchen! (Except I have no doubt that the rest of your home will be equally elegant and stunning.) Love all of the brass (of course) against the white. That will never get old. Enjoy the fruits of your labor! Well done. ox

  41. What an elegant and beautiful kitchen!!!! great job!


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