Kitchen Redo from Elements of Style

Kitchen Redo from Elements of Style

Kitchen Redo from Elements of Style

I am a longtime reader & fan of Erin Gates’ blog Elements of Style.  Erin lives in Boston, & is a designer but also a lover of fashion & culture so her blog is always a fun read.  Just as seen through the internet, she also seems like a genuinely nice person & is all the more endearing for how transparent she has been in some of her struggles, namely with a body image/eating disorder – of which one post was published as an article in Ladies’ Home Journal.

Erin with her husband Andrew, from her blog

Erin & her husband recently bought a house, which they are in the process or redoing.  She’s been sharing that process on her blog, & I love what she did with the kitchen!  Kitchen redos fascinate me anyway, because it’s such a focal point of any home & the source of such happiness (for me, at any rate).

These are the pictures she showed from the real estate listing.  A little dated, right?

They knocked down all the walls & started from scratch.

She picked Luna de Luce/Bianco Macaubus quartzite for her countertops.  I love the veining.

This is the view looking into what was the old dining room.

The finished product – isn’t this so pretty?  She had me at grasscloth walls.  Beautiful cabinetry!

The light fixture for over the table isn’t in yet, apparently, & she teased readers with the 2 she was contemplating but hasn’t revealed the final pick yet.

I just love how light & clean & fresh it is.  I like fresh.

According to Erin, it was worth every cent.  Didn’t she do a great job?  Would you have done anything differently?




Libby Haynes