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Our Oak Haven project, located here in Austin, Texas, began as a kitchen consultation but quickly morphed into much more! We touched almost every space surrounding the kitchen, including a breakfast nook, dining room, powder bathroom, laundry room, and mudroom. Our clients really wanted to brighten the space while adding character and warmth, so we took a transitional approach with the design, featuring light beige cabinets a deep, warm oak island stain, vertical shiplap, and modern light fixtures.


The original kitchen was spacious but really needed a new floor plan to improve the flow of the space. It closed off the kitchen from the living room, had the stovetop in the center of the island, and had limited storage despite the large area.

By removing the wall separating the kitchen from the living room, adding the same wood flooring throughout the whole first floor, painting the whole first floor a brighter white, and adding more lighting, the space already seemed significantly larger and brighter. We then built out a new floor plan for the kitchen, featuring custom cabinetry and double islands - one as a "working" island and one as an "entertaining" island. This way, the sink, dishwasher, fridge, and range oven remained close together while having ample storage and seating nearby. The barstool seating and breakfast nook are close and facing each other to allow for separate conversation areas but a potential for larger gatherings. We had fun bringing in more industrial kitchen and breakfast nook pendants as well.



For the breakfast nook, we had to find the perfect table to allow for maximum seating on the ends and let the drawers at the end of the kitchen open. We snagged this table that we started calling the "ghost table" because of its ghost-like shape that was narrower one on end to let those drawers open. Our clients didn't want a bench cushion with their young children, so we layered lots of pillows to still create a cozy nook that can be removed as needed.


The formal dining room is close and open to the kitchen, so we brought in that vertical shiplap and warm oak stain to create cohesiveness, but added a moodier paint color to the built-in buffet. Since there's already so much closed-in storage, we also added large floating shelves for decor and glassware display.


The half bathroom is right next to the kitchen, so while we kept a similar aesthetic, we had a little more fun here! We added a pewter green vanity with fluted detailing, stunning stone sconces, a vintage rug, and brass details.


Our client didn't need storage or hanging space in here, so we just added fun and timeless checkered floors to make the space a bit more unique.


The final space is the mudroom, which just created a bit of additional storage next to the garage. This also provides overflow pantry storage since it's still close to the kitchen. We painted it the same color as the dining buffet and we just love this little moody moment!

This was such a fun project for us and we love sharing all the details with you! We linked some of the items we used on our LTK, and we share behind the scenes of our projects over on our instagram.


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