Thursday, April 5, 2012

Kitchen Details: You Vote!

Hi there, friends.
It's Thursday and for some of you that means a long weekend ahead!

I think we have chosen a fire clay sink to grace our kitchen.
That was stressful.  Those bad boys are pri-cey.
I've made some sacrifices in my dream kitchen. 
The apron sink was one finish my husband and I weren't willing to let go of.
I'll let you know when it's ordered.

now I need your help.
It's the little details that often make a room special.
The hardware and fixtures are the jewels of the room.
the cherry on top.

I've got my eye on a few bridge kitchen faucets.
Again, if i could splurge for a perrin and rowe faucet, I absolutely would.
I haven't ruled it out entirely (ha!) but I found a few economical versions
that I believe would serve the purpose and look lovely.
I'd love your opinion and preference!

I found this giagni chrome faucet for $149 on overstock.

This is the glacier bay lyndhurst and could be found at home depot for $104.
Very nice price.

I know which way I'm leaning, but I'd like to hear your thoughts.

Now, the backsplash.
Beadboard vs. subway tile.
My husband and the carpenter are swaying me from beadboard.
Why?  I think it would work fabulously with our butcher block counters.

Here are some photos of subway tile.  Another classic look I fall for
time and time again.

That faucet...gah!  Drooling over here.

You really can't go wrong...right?

I'm all ears, ladies and gents!

I'm still planning on using a skirt under the sink.

And I'm back to chrome hardware on my drawers.
That will be tough pickings as well.

One thing at a time...!
hope to hear from you.

*photos courtesy of overstock, home depot,, nest egg, sarah richardson, the inspired room, house of fifity, a lifes design, unknown, for the love of a house


  1. While I really LOVE both beadboard and subway tile, I would go with the subway tile because it will be easier to care for over time and keep clean :) We put it in our last kitchen and I absolutely loved it. Would/WILL definitely do it again!

    I think we had that same faucet from HD in our last house, it's been long enough that I don't recognize the brand but that's the style and approx price we paid :)

    My mom redid her kitchen last summer and also chose a fireclay apron sink. She has been very happy with it and it was about half the cost of the Kohler or Rhol cast iron versions (although I found my Kohler farmhouse sink on Ebay for $200-new in box!!) My mom ordered her fireclay from Blue Bath and was happy with them as well. Make sure you check out the fluted front options :)

    1. erin - thank you for all of your suggestions! the keeping the beadboard clean has been of concern of mine. you lucky duck! $200 dollars for a kohler? those kinds of things don't happen! wow! i did go on blue bath's website...looks like they do auctions on ebay as well. again, thank you for taking the time to answer all of my questions! ;) i can't wait to see what you do to the country bungalow, if you get it! xo!

  2. I vote for the first faucet and the subway tile! But all of the options will look great so you can't go wrong :)


    1. hi rachel! thanks for your input! very cool on you revamping your site and company! congrats to you! i know you will do great! i ended up buying the faucet from HD last night because i found a killer coupon code...but i'll see what it looks like when it arrives! :)

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