Transformation Tuesday: A Warm Polished Modern Kitchen

There’s nothing so motivating as a dreamy kitchen transformation. We have one to share today and you are going to swoon. The footprint may be small, but the functional design and layers of organic texture create a warm polished space that we would love to call our own. Take a look at this beautiful DIY kitchen transformation by Shelby Girard, VP of Creative and Design at The Havenly.



Design: Shelby Girard / Photography: Havenly

The New Traditional space is a perfect blend of a modern clean-lines and Old World warmth. White walls¬† painted Benjamin Moore Simply White create a clean, airy foundation. Against the cool white, creamy cabinets add depth and warmth. Ikea cabinet boxes paired with Semi-Handmade fronts are painted Clare Paint “No Filter.”

Shelby Girard

In a small space, luxury splurges go a long way. Here, Imperial Danby Marble makes a statement. This natural stone has a crisp white background with soft warm toned-veining that creates a pretty transition between the white walls and creamy cabinetry. A ledge in coordinating marble creates a space for most used cooking essentials and beautiful styling pieces.

Design: Shelby Girard / Photography: Havenly

Antique brass hardware with a patina finish adds a rich lived-in look that adds sophistication to the new space. Paired with wood and woven accents, they add a layer of warmth that feels welcoming.

Shelby Girard

Family and found art, plus vintage boards and ceramics add personality throughout the space. Styling your open shelving and counters with a curated collection of items you love or love to use is an affordable way to add polish and personality to your space. We love to source artisan pieces from Etsy. If you missed it, take a look at this months Etsy roundup.

For more, browse Shelby Girard’s Portfolio, visit her on Instagram, and check out Havenly. To create a similar vibe in your own kitchen, shop below.

Happy Transformation Tuesday!


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