new hutch is in!

I hope everyone had a great Turkey Day!  We spent the long weekend in what felt like food and alcohol-induced comas and it was wonderful to do nothing but spend time with family! 

From the time we chose and tweaked the floorplan for our home I knew I wanted a hutch in the breakfast area to make it feel more like an extension of the kitchen.  We have vaulted ceilings in both areas and unfortunately, every piece of furniture I considered to refinish seemed dwarfed in the space, so we ended up going custom and we’re so glad we did!  We put it up over the weekend, and I love how it turned out!  Here are some of the spaces that that got my creative juices flowing when it came time to design my own:

The built-ins from the movie Something’s Gotta Give are my all-time favorite.  Clean and classic with beadboard backing and oil rubbed bronze pulls (and that incredible collection of white ironstone!):

South African interior designer John Jacob knows how to style a mean China hutch:

I’ve always loved this charcoal gray built-in from the Coastal Living showhouse a few years back.  The hutch ties the dining area and the kitchen together with the same dark gray paint as the cabinets in the kitchen:

Here is another view from the living room, via:

Interior designer Holly Mathis’ dining room is small on space but high on style, thanks to a beautiful built-in which she painted Martha Stewart’s Flagstone.  Her white plates really pop against the soft gray paint:

When I first saw this built-in hutch in Southern Living a few months ago, my jaw literally hit the floor.  How stunning!  The arched doors and antique brass hardware are just perfect:

I love this built-in plate rack in Windsor Smith’s gorgeous white kitchen:

This black beauty, via Atlanta Home Mag is absolutely stunning.  It makes me want to paint mine in a glossy onyx.  Love the glass doors, too:

Another beautiful distressed black hutch, via Country Living:

More beautiful contrast of white serveware against pale gray, via:

And here is what the hutch looks like.  It has changed the entire look of the kitchen:

We ran the beadboard horizontally instead of vertically to match with the rest of the house:

Flush-mount Shaker-style doors on the bottom:

I have a lot of work to do to get this part of the house finished – this hutch is only primed, so I have to paint, decide on a new chandelier, refinish and reupholster dining chairs.  Stay tuned to see how everything comes together!  Happy Monday!

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  1. karen on November 28, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    OMG – I love it. What a gorgeous addition to a gorgeous room. I love the wall color too!!

  2. Kelly Stivers on November 28, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Thank you, Karen! Lots to do before it's done, but I'm slowly but surely getting there! 🙂

  3. linda@Lime in the coconut on November 28, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    LOVE it! Cannot wait to see what you do with it!

  4. kirsten on November 29, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    SO SO pretty! I want to see the whole room!

  5. Amanda on December 28, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    LOVE THE HUTCH!!!! Just found your blog, and have lost a good thirty minutes scrolling through the beautiful images . . . What a delightful way to start the morning! Happy Designing–Amanda

  6. Rachel in Illinois on January 2, 2012 at 3:18 am

    I LOVE the delicious gray paint color in this room of yours. What color did you use?

  7. robin on January 12, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    So pretty! love the horizontal bead board! great idea!

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