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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