Home Decor, RenovationsThe Burrow Kitchen Inspiration November 12, 2019 This is a sponsored post by Lowe’s. All opinions are 100% my own. Friends, we are FINALLY on to the really exciting part of this build! I’m officially turning that initial design vision into a reality and choosing all the things. And I’m so excited to start sharing how my initial design inspiration is going to translate into different rooms. I wanted to start with my very favorite room in any home, the heart of our house, THE KITCHEN. I’m so honored and excited to get to work with the amazing team at Lowe’s to make this kitchen come to life! After designing three kitchens in past houses, this one is my dream come to life and I’m dying to share it all with you and start seeing it take shape over at the Burrow. Today, I’m going to hone in on the design inspiration for the space and then later this week, I’m going to break down how we’re taking that inspiration and channeling it into a specific design. You may remember when I started designing this house that there was one image that captured me immediately. As soon as I saw it, I knew that was the feel I wanted our new-built-to-feel-old home to have. Artilleriet Interior Design I absolutely fell in love with the feel of this space. Visually, I loved the olive/putty color, the blue and white, and all of the natural materials. But it was more than that. I loved the collected, imperfect feel. And I also loved that every single item was absolutely beautiful, but was also purposeful and functional. It reminded me of this quote that I’ve continually moved more and more toward in my homemaking and design. After designing, renovating, and homemaking in four houses now (and blogging about it for the last seven years), I find myself continually most inspired by items that have both purpose and beauty. And so an overall vision and goal for this house was born. I wanted it to feel aged, collected, natural, and warm. But I also wanted to go even simpler with my design choices in that functional beauty was really prioritized and displayed. The first place that I put this vision into practice was the kitchen. I thought about what I wanted and collected inspiration for months before any specific design plans took shape. Here is what I was drawn to: Cat in France | Pinterest | Mama Watters | Artilleriet | East Coast Cottage I fell in love with kitchens from European Country Houses. I love how their functional items are displayed proudly and beautifully and not just put away behind perfect cabinets. I started searching and pouring over European kitchens and beyond the collected and aged feel, some specific design elements started catching my eye. Jessie Webster | Mama Watters | Mama Watters BLUE AND WHITE TILE! I’ve always thought blue and white was so classic. Patterned tile has become so trendy in recent years, but it isn’t a new thing! Centuries old kitchens had patterned tile. That kitchen up above from Jessie Webster’s travels was built in 1776 and hasn’t been renovated since. And it still is so beautiful to me today. I was particularly struck by the blue and white tile with certain finishes I saw repeated over and over: terracotta, natural woods, and copper accents. Isn’t it just lovely together? It’s funny to fall so in love with blue and white tile in designing this house when it is sitting in our current kitchen! This view of our kitchen has gotten more pins and more feedback than any other room I’ve ever designed. You can see more of our kitchen in my recent Fall Tour. And it was the number one thing from our current house that I knew I wanted to somehow translate into The Buffalo Burrow. I’m so excited to work with Lowe’s on this kitchen and pull really special, unique items for this space to get the aged, collected feel I’m longing for. So there you have it, y’all! Stay tuned to see our collected, aged, purposeful, and European-inspired kitchen unfold! Coming up, I’m going to give you guys an in-depth look at how I’m going to take these very old kitchens and translate them into our brand-new 2019 build! But, you can be sure, my beloved blue and white tile will be making another appearance!