Today is SUCH an exciting day! The Gentry project is finished and I am so thrilled with how all of these spaces turned out, but I especially love the kitchen. When the time came to choose the appliances for this space, I knew we wanted to go with something modern, beautiful and most importantly, high quality. I was thrilled to get to partner with Bosch and Domino Magazine on this kitchen and I hope you caught the video series we posted on Instagram the past couple of weeks. We had a lot of fun with this collaboration!
Okay, should we dig right in with some crazy before photos?? Check out that funky tile! :)
The footprint of the original kitchen from the 60s was small and cramped. We gutted everything in here and bumped up the insanely low ceiling and took out a few walls to make the space work better.
Once the new walls were up and the white oak floors were installed, it was easier to get excited about the kitchen’s potential! :) To help keep things bright and airy in here, we decided on white cabinets. We landed on an olive color for the island and pops of black in the hood surround, the backsplash grout and the cabinet hardware to contrast against all the white.
Brass accents in the lighting and the faucet as well as the wood open shelving helps to warm up the space. The warm gray veining in the Cambria quartz countertops also really helps to add interest and character!
When we started working with Bosch on this kitchen build out, I was so thrilled to learn that their Benchmark series dishwasher accepts ready-made cabinet fronts (our cabinets were not custom) for a seamless look in the cabinetry. This really helps to make this kitchen look even bigger I think! And check out this video to see how cool the dishwasher is inside! The tines that hold up the dishes are adjustable, the bottom rack holds all sorts of big, bulky items (like HUGE popcorn bowls and stock pots!) and there’s the MyWay Rack that allows you to accommodate deeper items that you usually never have a place for! I’m OBSESSED with this dishwasher!
When I posted about this dishwasher on Instagram a lot of you that have this same model mentioned you LOVE the whisper-quiet aspect. I love it too, especially for the Gentry house kitchen because it is so open to the living and dining rooms. It’s so quiet you can run a load during a dinner party and none of your guests would realize it! :) You can literally be standing right next to the dishwasher while it’s running and not hear a thing.
We couldn’t choose a gas range in this house, so we used Bosch’s beautifully designed app to easily and quickly find the perfect 30″ slide-in electric range. Isn’t it gorgeous? We really needed the range to not have a back panel to work with the quartz backsplash design, and Bosch came through for us! We also chose a Bosch hood insert above the range in the custom surround our contractor made. I’m SO happy with how this whole range area turned out! It’s functional AND beautiful.
We also used the Bosch app to source the 36″ wide French Door counter-depth fridge. I love the sleek design and the organization of the interior components. The French Door design is a huge space saver and makes it easy to have a lot of people in the kitchen at the same time.
Our goal with this whole house renovation was to choose unique, beautifully designed elements that, most importantly, help this home function well, but that also look great. Bosch is known for making appliances that have quality that is both lasting and noticeable, and I know that the future homeowners will see and feel that from Day 1 here in the Gentry Project kitchen!
Island custom, paint color is Ben Moore Dragon’s Breath
Brass Pendant light over island (similar)
Grout color: Dark Truffle
Shelf Brackets, wood is 11″ Mahogany from Home Depot in Minwax Driftwood stain
Stools – DIY painted IKEA
Island Baskets (similar)
Print hanging on wall – FIRE ESCAPES
Print on range spice shelf – DOVER HOUSE