Exploring the Kitchen

Today we will be taking you inside the Harvest Moon Hideaway to see the kitchen! Lately we’ve been missing the house. We spent so much time and energy there for over a year and then stopped cold turkey. We’re hoping for a vacant weekend soon so we can go back for a quick visit.


Other than the bedrooms and bathroom, the inside is basically one large open plan room. We had some, like 200, space plans before we decided on the final layout. Once we cleared out all of the trash, we were able to see that it would, in fact, come together nicely. Remember - there was never running water or electricity on the site so having warm running water in a REAL KITCHEN is insane to think about!

We started with the paint color for the cabinets in the kitchen. Becky wanted green cabinets on the lowers so we found the perfect shade, Shutters by Dunn Edwards. From there we were able to pull everything together. The Perla Venata Quartzite counters actually have a good color variation in them even though they are muted (gray, tan, green, copper, and white). Selecting counters can be a bit tricky because you never know what will be in stock when you actually need the counters.


We partnered with Newport Brass for the stunning plumbing fixtures. The Taft faucet in Antique Nickel looks fabulous against the counters and complements the stainless sink. We couldn’t be happier with the way things turned out. There are a few different metal finishes in the house and overall it all works together nicely. We used a smaller stainless sink from Mission Kitchen and Bath and we felt that would be ok since it is a short term rental. We didn’t see the need for an overly large sink. You could literally fit all the dishes in the sink the way it is. Seems practical!


For the upper cabinets we went with the standard White by Dunn Edwards. We didn’t want it to feel too busy with the mix of materials and finishes. The walls are Milk Glass by Dunn Edwards. Becky did a wonderful job styling the shelves and making them feel balanced and clean. We had a lot of small accessories to play with and edit. Simple white appliances make the kitchen functional and are perfect for our weekend guests.

Special thanks to Swiley Interior Photographer for these great photos!