Project Reveal: Family Ties Custom Build Kitchen

Everyday we receive questions about the kitchen from our Family Ties Custom Build. This kitchen is a layering of organic texture and color with white, light-filled spaces grounded by warm wood floors. Many of you want to know specifics about paint color, counters, lighting, hardware, and flooring. So although we have shared shots of this space before, today we are excited to answer all your questions, spill details, and share resources. We hope it helps you recreate a similar vibe in your own space!

Design: Becki Owens
Build: Split Rock Custom Homes
Photography: Rebekah Westover Photography



The beautiful European oak hardwood floors are from Monarch Plank Hardwood Flooring. We used the Domaine Collection in Montrichard. Montrichard is a warm medium tone color with variations that mimic the mixed wood tones used throughout the design. It’s a color we love and have used before in this project. The planks are long and wide. 9-1/2″ x 8′. Long, wide planks create a clean modern look with fewer lines breaking up the space.


The kitchen uses a crisp layering of black and white. The foundation of this look is white walls and cabinetry painted Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace paired with the island and pantry door painted Benjamin Moore Black Panther. The tuxedo look is warmed by open shelving and sections of cabinetry in natural wood.


For the kitchen and pantry backsplash we featured Cle Tile’s 2″x6″ zellige in sea salt. We wanted the space to feel crisp and airy, but the Zellige ensures that it also feels warm and layered with texture. It’s a hint of Old World that adds depth to our new build.

Moroccan Zeilige Tiles are handmade glazed terra cotta. They are incredibly beautiful and we used them throughout our Family Ties Custom Build. We love them for adding incredible dimension to a neutral space. Because the tiles are handmade, no two are exactly alike in either color or size. This adds a pretty artisan vibe to a space.


In this kitchen, we opted for porcelain counters in both black and white. Porcelain countertops are made from ceramic clay and mineral coloring. They are durable and non-porous. To add interest in the kitchen, we created a two tone effect using two different counter colors. The island countertop is Magnifica Calacatta in Super White while the rest of the countertops are Magnifica Nero Marquina.


For the hardware we chose the Grafton Metal Pull from Restoration Hardware. We love how the pretty brass color blends with the oak but creates warm contrast against the black and white cabinetry.

Lighting and Counter Stools

Kitchen Sconces here. Island Pendants Here.

Vintage-Style Runner


Hope this helps you narrow down your own design decisions if this is a look you love! Check back soon for more space reveals and design ideas.

Happy Monday!


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57 thoughts on “Project Reveal: Family Ties Custom Build Kitchen

  1. Phoebe simpson says:

    Hi Becki,
    The link for the lights doesn’t work.

    I would be so grateful if you could tell me where those pendants are from?

    Many thanks

  2. Martha Adams says:

    Hi Becki,

    This kitchen is absolutely stunning! Can you tell me what the finish you use don the hardware is, there are 2 brass options when I follow your link, “aged brass” and “lacquered burnished brass.” It looks like you have a Delta faucet in Champagne Bronze and that they match wonderfully. I’m trying to find a hardware to match my champagne bronze faucet too.


  3. Katie says:

    Beautiful! Could you please share where the black/brass sconces are from? For some reason the link won’t work for me. Thank you!

  4. Diane says:

    HI Becki – nice job!
    I read thru, but could not see the cabinetry source mentioned…. what is the brand of the natural wood cabinets? Are they white oak? Thank you! Diane

  5. Andrea says:

    Hi Becky!
    I LOVE this space. Any details on the custom stain that was used on the natural wood cabinets? I’m doing a natural white oak island and would love for it to end up like these cabinets! Thanks

    • Becki Owens says:

      Hi – we made the stain to match the flooring so we don’t have a name for it. I recommend finding a piece of hardwood you love to show your cabinet builder.

  6. Collin says:

    Hi Becky we have 3 dogs. Is there a SPC or Vinyl flooring that you like that is similar in color/look to the Monarch?

  7. Angie Elias Nance says:

    My kitchen is black lowers using black Panther and white uppers. I want to use Chantilly lace but nervous to white if I only have the wood accents of the floor and hood. Do you think I should go with a different white?

    • Becki Owens says:

      Chantilly Lace is one of our favorite whites for a fresh look that pairs well with all wood tones. If you want a bit creamier and warm tone you could try Simply White. Try both on the wall and see what you prefer in the space:)

  8. Kayla B says:

    Hi Becky,

    I love this kitchen! I’m considering using the same tile. In this post it says it’s Cle Weathered White tile. In the 3 Tile Trends for 2020 with Cle Tile post, it says the tile used is Cle Sea Salt. Can you confirm which color of the tile was used in this kitchen? Thanks!

  9. Deidre says:

    Hello! I love this backsplash tile and the overall look of this kitchen! Is there a light colored grout you used with the sea salt tiles? If so, do you know the color? Thanks so much!

  10. Katherine says:

    Hi Becki! I absolutely adore your kitchen. Could you please share where your custom pantry door is from? I’m looking into something similar!

    • Becki Owens says:

      Hi – The builder provided this – if you show your builder or a cabinet maker your inspiration they should be able to help you. Best of luck.

  11. Maia says:

    Hi Becki, could you please share the grout brand name and grout colour for the Zellige in the kitchen and the laundry room? Would greatly appreciate this!

  12. Tyler says:

    Hi! I love this kitchen! Can you pretty please share your review of the porcelain slabs used? I’ve searched everywhereeeee and can hardly find any reviews. I’ve heard some people love porcelain and others find it scratches easily. We would love to use in our kitchen but are scared. Thank you so much!

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