2.15.2013

My Favorite Room....Evolution of Style

Hello everyone! 

I'm Jenny from Evolution of Style, and I'm flattered and thrilled to be here sharing my favorite room .  I've been a fan and follower of Savvy Southern Style for a long time now, and love her style and this great series.  A huge thanks to Kim for the invitation to share my favorite room!

Choosing my favorite room was more difficult than I thought it would be, because I really love so many of the spaces we share as a family, and am thankful every day to call this house my home.  It's truly my refuge and my retreat.

My favorite room in my home is my kitchen.  I know it's not a tranquil retreat like a master bedroom or a space to soak your cares away like a master bathroom, but it's a room that makes me happy.

I think part of the reason it's my favorite, is because it's wonderfully light and bright, a big change from the cherry kitchens in our past two homes.  While I loved them at the time, my taste and style has evolved over the years, and I was ready for something different.  I also love it because I worked to make it into the space it is now.  I didn't hate it when we bought our house just over two years ago - I just didn't love it.

Let's go back to where it all began, so you can have a little perspective.  Here is what our kitchen looked like when we first bought the house.  Again, not terrible, but just not me, you know? 

Before diving in full force, I tested the waters by painting the kitchen island black.

This gave me the confidence to take it to the next level.  After a lot of research, reading and asking a lot of questions, I painted the rest of the cabinets.  And I have to admit, it was a tedious process, and I may or may not have second guessed myself when my kitchen looked like this:

But, in the end, it was totally and completely worth it.  I swapped out the drawer and cabinet pulls with new hardware that really tied the whole look together.

And I painted the kitchen this great shade of blue - Mountain Laurel by Benjamin Moore.  I love the contrast.




I was amazed at how different the countertops looked against the new cabinet color.  Such an improvement!


A final photo montage of the full evolution of this kitchen.  

Thanks again, Kim for inviting me to share my favorite room with you and your readers!  


Thanks Jenny, for sharing your beautiful kitchen transformation with us.


 Okay y'all get comfy and go over to Jenny's blog, Evolution of Style, and look at the rest of her gorgeous home.

Find all the previous guest posts here.


Y'all have a super weekend!

30 comments:

  1. How lovely! Per the usual, thank you for introducing me to another talented blogger!

    Have a good weekend.

    Emily

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  2. Gorgeous kitchen. I love the cabinets painted white with the blue walls. What a great space.

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  3. Hi Kimmie! What a beautiful kitchen! I love it and am just a tad jealous.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. I was SO curious which room Jenny would choose, she has several that are fabulous! Gorgeous kitchen, and great call to paint it white!

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  5. Oh yes , I like the white cabinets so much better. I had my cabinets all painted white 7 years ago and still like them.
    My kitchen isn't a high end newer kitchen like yours though, just an old updated kitchen

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  6. Jenny's kitchen is awesome now!

    You know I don't normally care for blue anything because I think darned near every room in my mother's house was blue and I got overloaded.....but seeing that shade of blue there works so well to temper all the warmth of her counters and backsplash - that was a stroke of genius there.....and taking island to black and making the cabs white - love it, looks GREAT!

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  7. I can see why that room makes Jenny happy....Jenny you did a magnificent job on those cabinets...they are so beautiful and what a gorgeous difference!!....Thanks Kim for sharing Jenny's favorite room!
    Have a wonderful weekend Kim and Jenny!

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  8. I have always loved her kitchen and I enjoy seeing it again! Such a beautiful room!
    -Shelley

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  9. wow Kim Jenny did a beautiful job on her kitchen. It is stunning. I can see why she loves it. So so beautiful.
    Kris

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  10. Now that is an evolution! Just beautiful. Happy Friday!

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  11. It looks beautiful....love the cabinets white!

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  12. So beautiful and I love the colors. Thanks for highlighting Jenny. I'm off to pay her blog a visit! Patti@OldThingsNew

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  13. What a fantastic job she did on the kitchen-it's stunning AND cozy.
    Have a good weekend.

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  14. The kitchen was nice before but it looks great after.

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  15. I can certainly see why this is your favorite room...it is beautiful. The nice thing is that it looks functional too. I agree it was lovely before your changes, but you really had an eye for making it even better!

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  16. The cabinets look great painted white, and I love the blue walls too.

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  17. Headed over to see the rest of her beautiful home. GREAT kitchen!!! xo Diana

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  18. Jenny, you did a great job on the cabinets, they look beautiful!!! It would be my favorite room too. Thanks for introducing us to another blogger, Kim! XO, pinky

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  19. Jenny's blog was one of the first I started to follow! She's got great taste and her home is beautiful! She's an inspiration :)

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  20. I love what you did, it was very brave!
    Karee

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  21. Gorgeous kitchen, indeed! Wow, I love the painted cabinets and island. And, yes, the contrasting paint color is fabulous! I can see why this is their favorite space in their gorgeous home!

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  22. Her kitchen looks so pretty. I really like the cabinet colors.

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  23. Thanks again for the feature Kim! Such a fun idea for a series, and I love seeing the rooms everyone chooses. Have a grea weekend!

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  24. Whoa so gorgeous!Thank you for sharing!
    xx
    Anne

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  25. What a wonderful space. It would be a favorite room for me too.

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  26. Wow, what an amazing transformation Jenny did with her kitchen. Just amazing what how a color change can be so drastic! Love it.
    Karen

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  27. Thanks Kim for hosting this series. I'll be sure to pop on over and check out her blog. I just love looking at room transformations! That's quite a process painting all the cabinets but the new kitchen looks fantastic!

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  28. thanks for sharing this. we are getting ready to paint our kitchen cabinets and seeing how you taped off and such was really helpful!
    xotiff

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  29. What a lovely transformation of a kitchen. She has done a marvelous job!

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I do appreciate all your lovely comments...Kim

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