I went to the marble yard and found this beautiful Calacatta Gold marble slab. I’ve always wanted a kitchen with marble countertops and I know they aren’t the most durable or practical but come on, the heart wants what the heart wants.
One thing that surprised me is that I always just thought Carrara marble was the way to go, meanwhile all the backsplashes I have been drooling over where actually Calacatta. Both from Italy, Carrera marble is generally more gray with smaller veins and Calacatta is whiter with more dramatic veins. The slab that I found was very white and the veins have the prettiest range of colors that include touches of gold and green.As soon as the marble was down, I celebrated with a little champers and a snack, which then led me to putting the counter to the real test of photograph-ability. Everyone should design kitchens based on that right? 😉 And finally, this faucet! I have never gotten so excited over a tap before, I may have done a
Rupe’s one request was that the faucet had one of those extendy pull-down functions which is practical of course, but sometimes ugly. So when I fell in love with this sleek modern beauty I thought I had a fight on my hands, but thankfully, things got a whole lot better in the Samuel household when I realized it does have a pull-down feature hidden inside the pretty little spout. win win!
Next on our to do list is to get the doors and drawer fronts on the cabinets. I just picked up my order from Semihandmade and they are amaaazing! I can’t wait to get them finished and installed.
To see the kitchen before check here.
To see all of the home renovations so far check here.
Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel