|Sarah Richardson via Country Living|
I'm starting with this kitchen from Sarah Richardson's summer house. I love the combination of materials. It's soft and beachy, but not predictable. Paint colors include November Rain (BM 2142-60), Gray Cashmere (BM 2138-60), and Wedgewood Gray (BM HC 146).
It looks like Sarah may have used Carrera marble counter tops. Lovely, but I have neither the funds to purchase nor the desire to take care of marble. This is for a beach cottage. I'm looking for relaxed, low-maintenance, laid-back (not to mention, budget-friendly). So I'm considering quartz. I really like this Zodiaq Lunar Pearl. The colors are great and it reminds me of pebbles on a beach. I've not had quartz before, but from everything I've read it's practically indestructible, non-porous, and heat resistant. Works for me.
|Zodiaq Lunar Pearl|
I think the backsplash Sarah used is one of the most striking aspects of this kitchen. I found something similar with this hexagonal marble mosaic tile (yeah, I know, I just said no marble, but is for a backsplash, not counter tops). Anyway, it's from Home Depot and about $10 a square foot.
|Grecian White Marble Hexagon Tile|
However, if money was no object, I'd buy this in a minute. Seashell mosaic tile. Amazing, right? Also from Home Depot, but at $18 a square foot, that adds up fast.
|Conchella Penny Seashell Mosaic Tile|
For cabinet hardware, I found these bin-style cabinet pulls in satin nickle on Overstock.com. A pack of 25 is $76--a little over $3 a piece. These pulls also come in a variety of finishes if satin nickle isn't your thing.
|Nantucket Cup Cabinet Pull|
In terms of flooring, we're looking at using laminate flooring. We had this in our existing house and I'm convinced that for a beach house, it's the way to go. I'm really liking this Mt. Vernon Maple from Formica Flooring.
|Mt. Vernon Maple Classic Estate Flooring|
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