Lovett Kitchen Update

We’re on week two of our kitchen renovation and we’re three days behind schedule. Gah. I don’t mind eating Sharky’s for dinner most nights but washing dishes in the tub got old quick. We try to keep the dirty dishes down to a minimum but somehow they keep finding their way in there. Total firstworldproblems, right? I mean, some people don’t even have tubs. Joke.

I’m seeing the big picture though and can pretty much visualize it all in my head but TH still needs some cajoling, specifically toward the pineapple wallpaper I love. But they’re pineapples, I say. And he looks at me like, that’s why. I guess it’s the equivalent of him showing me baseball cards.

Even though cabinets aren’t yet painted and it’s still dusty everywhere, I think it’s coming along. My idea was to share before pictures and maybe some during pictures but by the time I get to sit down at night and write a blog post, the only thing I want to do is watch Housewives. And Ladies of London (!!!), which is basically just Housewives of London with etiquette. But that’s a whole other blog post. That someone else needs to write.

So picture this, black trim windows. White cabinetry. White subway tile backsplash. Brass sconce over farm sink with polished nickel faucet. Mixing metals is still a thing. Quartzite countertops, maybe wallpaper. And black hardware to contrast the white cabinetry and coordinate with the black trim windows. I want to keep it simple and fresh because it’s a small space but other times I feel like I’m mixing too much. And I’m not talking about my alcohol this time.

 I’m stuck on which pendants to purchase to hang over counter where stools will go. Oh jeez, which reminds me, I need to find stools too.

Focus. Here’s a quick visual.

 .  Lovett_Kitchen2

Which pendant?


TH likes two but I’m not sold. I like four but think it might be too industrial. Then I for sure thought one but thought it’d be white overload with the cabinetry.  I like the shape of three but the half exposed bulb of one and four. And I love the brass accents of each, tying in with the brass sconce. They’re also a great price.

Every time I think I know the one, I change my mind. I could just buy one of each to test and return the rest?


 They’re all from restoration hardware and they have the best customer service.

Happy Thursday.

PS – There’s a little designer insights interview I was featured on. So if you have time to read what I said about TH, check it here!

  1. July 24, 2014

    I think #4 would be a great accent…love the blog…you and your’s are just too cute!
    A fan in Louisiana

  2. July 24, 2014

    you love my baseball cards, though. jk. and thank goodness i like pineapple;o)

  3. July 24, 2014

    I think I’m going with TH on choosing the 2nd pendant.
    I like the full bulb exposure and it won’t block any view!

  4. July 24, 2014

    Oh, and don’t forget the dimmers like I did!

  5. July 24, 2014

    I love four! But it might depend on the wallpaper.

  6. July 27, 2014

    I think two is the best! And that wallpaper must happen!

One Trackback

  1. September 27, 2014

    […] might remember from this post about the pineapple wallpaper. TH was just not going to go for it and the more I thought about it, […]

Write a comment:


Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.