Our Coastal Kitchen Design Board

Our Coastal Kitchen Design Board

It has been 7 long months since the flood that destroyed our kitchen and familyroom. I wish I could tell you that it was finished but we are getting close! I’m excited so share with you the kitchen renovation progress and reveal a sneak peek of what it will look like with our Coastal Kitchen Design Board!

Coastal Kitchen Design Board

Coastal Kitchen Design Board

Oh my goodness don’t those ideas in the coastal design board look beautiful? I’ll break down the details in a minute but first, let’s take a peek at the not-so-pretty part of kitchen renovation.

Kitchen Cabinet Delivery

The day that the kitchen cabinets arrive are one of your happiest days during a kitchen renovation. We ordered these custom cabinets the first week of November and finally received them in February. That was an insane 14 overly long weeks. You could say God is testing me on patience and how well I handle myself throughout the renovation process. (I think I’ve faired better than most).

Kitchen cabinet delivery

When the cabinets arrive they need to go somewhere, but guess what? It can’t be in your kitchen. The contractors need room to work and therefore, you will have cabinet bases, doors, hardware, fillers and moldings EVERYWHERE. These items filled up 3 rooms of my house! (And yes, my refrigertor is in the middle of the walkway from the kitchen to the garage.)

Kitchen Cabinet Installation

installing kitchen cabinets

Once installation of the cabinets starts, then the process should move along rather quickly, assuming no errors were made in the cabinet factory. We ran into a few big mismeasurements unfortunately, which delayed the installation by a few weeks. Expect some hiccups during a kitchen renovation and keep a cool head about it, or you might lose you mind.

Chic Coastal Design Ideas

Let’s get back to the beautiful coastal kitchen design though, shall we? We chose extra white to be the color for the base and wall cabinets, Oyster Bay for the kitchen island and the wall color is Comfort Gray (all colors by Sherwin Williams).

Oyster Bay and White Kitchen Cabinets

The surfaces in the kitchen will be our new weathered oak hardwood floors, white Cambria Quartz countertops in Torquay (it looks like Carrara Marble), and the back splash will be Agate Lucca Pearl 1×4 glass tile by Lunada Bay.

Coastal Kitchen Design Surfaces

This kitchen will have the cool, green-blue shades of the ocean (walls, backsplash & island cabinets) and the bright white crispness of a schooner’s sails (wall cabinets and counters), and the silvery shine of the sea on stormy day (stainless steel appliances and nickel hardware). But I also wanted to capture the warmth and radiance of the sun and sand and balance the cool tones by adding in a few unexpected warm metallics (island pendants, faucet, and floors). Don’t be afraid to mix metals in a kitchen! The beauty of the backsplash too is that it has streaks of sandy gold throughout it also, which compliments the amazing Delta Trinsic faucet in Champagne Bronze. The cabinet hardware is Elements Sedona Collection in Brushed Nickel. We will be using 3 different sizes. Two Gold Orb Pendants from Ballard Designs will hang over the island.

Elements Sodona Collection - brushed nickel hardware

Ballard Designs Gold Orb Pendant Light

Delta Trinsic Faucet in Champagne Bronze

I can’t wait to show you all the final reveal! It will be a few weeks yet. Our family is more than ready to enjoy our new coastal kitchen design soon!

Don’t forget to PIN IT if you LOVE this Chic Coastal Kitchen Design Board! Which I hope you do!

Coastal Kitchen Design Board

Catch up on the whole flood fiasco & our kitchen renovation progress with these posts:

Waking up to a Flood

After the Flood ~ An Update

After the Flood – Preparing and Installing Hardwood Floors

Choosing Hardwood Floor Stains

Weathered Oak Floor Reveal + More Demo {After the Flood Update}



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  1. Beautiful color scheme. I can’t wait to see the reveal. Love the chandy. I have the same one in my guest room and it’s gorgeous!

  2. It’s going to be beautiful.

  3. This is going to be beyond beautiful! I love everything you chose and can’t wait to see the final reveal. I have been eyeing up those bar stools for awhile too. Kim from Savvy Southern Style just bought them for her kitchen and they look fabulous! So excited for you!

  4. Love Love Love the color scheme ! Can’t wait to see the finished remodel. I firmly believe everything happens for a reason. Your flood brings you a new kitchen and beautiful flooring. Can’t wait to see everything done.

  5. Hi Kim, I too have lived through a kitchen reno and it definitely requires a lot of patience. I love how organized you are with your design board. I’m sure that it will turn out beautifully.

  6. Please can I get the name of the turquoise backsplash tile. It’s in the white kitchen with the stainless vent in the picture. Also where can I get a sample

  7. I love this color scheme but am not a fan of the gold accents. I wonder What rubbed bronze would look like with maybe blown recycled glass pendants (think Jimmy Johns bottle style)?? Some warm vintage wood accents?

    • Thanks Marie! I totally understand where you’re coming from. My personal style has changed a bit over the years and is not very vintage or farm house, which ORB or bottle pendants would fit beautifully. I did a lot of that back in 2010 before it was popular and the norm (people FREAKED OUT back then at my ORB-oil rubbed bronze tutorials… it wasn’t the normal chrome). If you look at my older posts you’ll see a ton of ORB & recycled glass. So I guess I’m a “rule breaker” and in 3-5 years you’ll see the brushed gold (not the 80’s gold… yuck) and mixed metals as the new “norm” once more. 😉
      Thanks again! Have a very happy & blessed Easter weekend! ~ KIM

  8. Hi Kim!

    I love the decor of your kitchen! Can you confirm the name of the backsplash you used in your kitchen? I have looked all over Lunada Bay’s website for that color but cannot find it! I want to purchase that for my kitchen because I love it so much! Thanks!

    • Hi Molly! Thank you! It’s on their site. Hover over the “Glass” tab at the top, select/click on “Agate”, then select/click on “Color Palette” at the bottom, That shows all the colors. “Lucca” is on the lower left of the screen. It is available in 2 finishes, Pearl or Silk. I have “Agate Lucca Pearl”. You can then also find out all the different patterns it’s available in under “Patterns”. http://lunadabaytile.com/LBT_agate_color.html

      • Thank you so much!! I am realizing now I was looking at the right thing all along, I just couldn’t pull up the color. Can’t wait to get this. Thanks again! 🙂

  9. The color you used on your wall (comfort grey) looks very light on your walls but on the color swatch I got from the store is looks so dark. I am looking for light are your walls light looking. I am wanting to do this in my beach house kitchen. Thank you so much

    • It’s pretty light. I recommend buying a $5 sample quart from Sherwin Willams and try it out on your wall. If you want it even lighter then you will love Sea Salt which is the next color up on the color swatch. It is what we painted in our familyroom. Hope that helps!

  10. Holly james says:

    Do you have pictures of the updated kitchen. Love everything you have picked out.


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