Brio Project Kitchen

I recently finished two projects for the St. George Parade of Homes and I am excited to share pictures, details, and sources for each! Today I am starting with the Brio Project Kitchen. This space is fresh and inviting with a fun blend of clean modern lines and rustic warmth. It incorporates several of the trends we’ve shared over the last year and in this post, 5 Design Trends Here to Stay for 2018, like patterned tileneutral painted cabinetry, mixed wood tones, and lucite paired with brass. Take a look!

Builder: Cole West Homes
Photography: Alyssa Ence Photography


We wanted this kitchen to feel light and airy but maintain a rustic warmth. We started with a foundation of light wide-plank floors, Gemwood’s Versailles French Oak in Mist. This warm wood floor is paired with cabinetry painted Sherwin Williams Grey Matters.

On of my favorite features of this kitchen is the beautiful cement tile on the island. The lucite and brass bar stools (counter stool here) add a modern vibe to the kitchen and don’t compete or detract from the statement tile.

I think that one of the most important elements of any space is great lighting. For this kitchen we chose a trio of brass globe pendants from Hudson Lighting. The brass adds contrast and warmth against the gray cabinetry. On way to give your kitchen a modern update is to use a mix of metals. Although we chose brass pendants, we decided on a more traditional polished chrome for the faucet and cabinet hardware.

A back splash of white painted brick (Benjamin Moore – Chantilly Lace) and wood trim (Stained Oak) on the custom range hood adds a warm rustic vibe while still feeling fresh and clean.

Matching wood open-shelving surrounds the range hood and provides a space for cooking essentials or pretty styling.

Modern white and brass sconces from Rejuvenation coordinate with the island pendants. They look beautiful and the clean lines pair well with the texture and dimension of the brick, ensuring that the design doesn’t feel to busy.

The space is styled with a pretty collection of wood cutting board in a mix of wood tones. The different shapes and grains of the boards become artwork when layered against each other. It’s one of my favorite kitchen styling tips that  makes a kitchen feel complete. And of course, they are also useful.

We styled the space using some really pretty dishware from Pottery Barn. See those cool mugs that blend perfectly with the white and wood details? They are part of the Portland Stoneware Collection. They are really great and add just the right rustic hint in the kitchen.

To add additonal warmth and color to the neutral space, we chose a vintage Turkish runner from Kate Marker Interiors. This is a great source for beautiful rugs, as well as Etsy, ChairishLoom and Kiln, and One Kings Lane. These rugs elevate your space with rich depth and sense of history. They also protect those new wood floors.

This space feels warm and inviting with rustic woods and exposed painted brick, but also fresh with a modern mix of metals and lucite counter stools. I can’t wait to show you the rest of the home. Shop below to get a similar look in your home, and then check back soon to see how the dining nook and living space work with the kitchen in this open-concept layout.


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Happy Monday and thanks for stopping by!


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