House Tour: Kitchen

I realized the other day that I never did a final wrap-up for all those kitchen details that still needed to get taken care of.  The last time I posted, the faucet was broken, the dishwasher was broken, the floor was not taking the paint right, I hadn’t finished painting the walls and door, the cabinets under the sink had the wrong doors, etc.  Well, 4.5 months later and all that is taken care of and even seems like a distant memory, so I thought I would post some final after pics and make it official.

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, these will be familiar sights:















For before shots, see my previous post.  For details and sources see this other previous post.


Thanks for stopping by!


25 thoughts on “House Tour: Kitchen

    • Steve that is high praise coming from you–your house is stunning! Making it look old was definitely the goal so thank you so much! I love the windows too but can’t take credit for them–they were there when we moved in.

    • Thanks so much Elizabeth! I am definitely enjoying the time I spend in there (which is a lot!) so much more…

  1. So, so, so stunning. You are lucky to have such an amazing kitchen — and to have the talent to design such an amazing kitchen. The photos are so good and the 6th is your money shot. I predict magazine coverage in your future.

    • Thanks Camille. I need to start running my photos by you to see which ones I should feature–I can never tell which is the “money shot.” And wow, magazine coverage would be amazing! That is definitely a dream/really lofty goal…

  2. I love those amazing windows, the floor, backsplash, hardware, counters, ummmmm……what don’t I love? Oh I know – that it’s not mine :) But I will live vicariously through you and your gorgeous kitchen. The details are just so pretty.

  3. I can’t stop looking at your kitchen – it’s beautiful. I love that one vignette of the counter with the basket, the crock, and the iron placket on the wall. My Mom has a basket just like that and I love it. You’ve really done such a nice job.

  4. Oh my goodness, you have such a beautiful home. I love your style! I have been oohing and aahing since I clicked over! Visiting from Cottage and Vine.

    • Thanks so much Brandi! What a nice surprise it was to check the blog tonight and find all these visitors from C&V. Rene was so nice to do this! Thanks so much for stopping by.

    • Another female Lane–that’s rare! I always get mail addressed to Mr. Lane McNab…

      I think you could definitely paint the trim a dark color and leave the casings white or some other lighter color–even without the muntins. That would look lovely! Can’t wait to see it!

    • So far I love the marble. I resealed it a couple of months ago but I may not again. I kind of like how it’s getting discolored in places. The discoloration is not that noticeable and honestly we are not very good about wiping up spills. I try not to let citrus or red wine sit for more than a few hours but there have definitely been times where it sat overnight and wiped up fine in the morning. The best thing to do is get a marble tile and use it as a testing ground. Put everything on it and let it sit and see how it looks after a few weeks and if you like it.

      Also, I would caution against an ogee or bullnose edge unless you are going for a very formal look. The edges do get chipped occasionally and I think a square edge ages better with this. I think another reason marble works in our kitchen is that we have kind of a kitchen that doesn’t look new in the first place (even though it is!) so an aged looking counter works. I have seen kitchens recently redone with marble and they are clean and sparkling but the counter doesn’t work because if you are hard on it, it’s going to patina, etc.

      Does that make sense? I think Lauren Liess had a post recently about choosing marble for her new kitchen and I remember agreeing with what she said. I’ll see if I can find it…

  5. Hi Lane! I have just placed unlacqiered brass faucets in a few places in our home. What finish did you use on the drain in your kitchen? We can’t seem to find unlacquered brass drains. I’d hate to use polished brass, knowing the faucet will tarnish, but I’m not a huge fan of the manufactured “antique brass” finish. Any ideas?

    • Hi Meghan. We used polished lacquered brass and it has aged even with the lacquer on it. It basically matches the faucet now which I guess is because of the constant water etc. You can also get the lacquered brass ones and have it stripped.

      Good luck!

  6. alright, i have lost track of the time tonight wandering around your blog for the first time. i am enthralled and in love with your interiors and especially this fantastic eclectic kitchen. i am so happy to find the information about this faucet. i would love to replicate this in my bathroom, now just to find a tub filler to match and figure out how to strip them (oven cleaner?) i do not have a sink factory in my area lol.
    so happy to have found you.

  7. Hi Lane,

    While searching for inspiring photos for a story I’m writing on brass, I came across you, your wonderful Urban Orchard Interiors, and your gorgeous kitchen! Would love to get back home to SoCal someday as we miss the easy, casual, and yet purposeful way of life. Your home being a perfect example!

    Delighted to find you here in the land of blogs!
    Would love to include one of your great photos of your beautiful sink and brass fixture in my post ~
    All the best,

    • Hi Lisa–Thanks so much! So happy to have another blog connection. I love your style and poetic presentation. Please do include my kitchen in a post, I would be honored! Will sign up to follow you now. Thanks again!

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