Blowing Up My Kitchen

Portraits, Interiorsstove/fan/stools/bowls

Portraits, Interiorspendant lights/terra cotta potsPortraits, Interiorsfaucet/sink/pendant/picture light
Portraits, Interiorsbrass plant mister/enamel canisters

I would like to start this post by saying a big thank you to all my extremely loyal readers, and a big thank you to all of you who have been so complimentary about our house being in the March issue of Southern Living. I have gotten some comments that people really enjoyed seeing my kitchen, but that the photos in the magazine were a tad small and they would like to see them larger. Well here are larger photos of my kitchen for you all to enjoy, and I have included a few more sources than the magazine. I would love to hear your thoughts.

All photos by Francesco Lagnese 

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  • Ahh! So happy to see this! Your kitchen (and entire home) is to die for! I love all of your choices and your attention to detail…the fan, gorgeous towel bar and hardware, fabulous artwork, the charming light above the sink, hidden washer/dryer…I could go on and on! It is all so fabulous. Congrats on the feature 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Michelle! A lot of hard work went into this design, so I’m so glad you appreciate all of it – means the world to me.

  • Gorgeous! Your kitchen & home is stunning! Big Congrats on the feature too! Seeing these pictures makes me miss Charleston! Also, I just wanted to let you know that I picked you as one of my favorite blogs for the liebster award on my blog today! xoxox

    1. Thanks so much Sarah – I so appreciate the Liebster award shout out. You know I am a big fan of What Sarah Knows. Be in touch when you’re home and we’ll grab drinks! xo

  • I’ve fallen in love with you site here! Your design aesthetic is perfection, and I love good southern home! Your house is beautiful and your kitchen so charming. Congratulations on being in Southern Living! That’s really exciting 🙂


    1. So glad to have new readers Natalie! Thanks so much! So glad you like everything!

  • Absolutely love your wood counter tops. Are you at all worried about warping and water damage around the sink area? What kind of wood/finish did you go with? Thanks!

    1. Christen – thanks for stopping by, and so glad you like the kitchen. The counter tops are Sapele, which is not unlike mahogany. As they are sealed, warping and water damage is not an issue. They are not like butcher block because they are sealed, so I absolutely do not cut on them! Hope this helps – email me with addt’l questions!

  • Hello
    I came across these lovely photos of your kitchen today and I have to agree it is really beautiful! I was wondering about the fan you have mounted on the wall in your kitchen. Did you purchase that fan just exactly like that or was the base of it altered so as to mount on the wall like that? Is it vintage?
    Thank you if you are able to reply

    1. If you click on the link below the photo that says “fan” you will be re-routed to their website. It came just like that! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Oh great thank you very much. I am enjoying your blog very much. You have so many wonderful photos and ideas!

    1. Click on the link that says “stools” you will be rerouted to the website. Thanks!

  • Your kitchen is absolutely lovely! Would you be willing to share your source for cabinet hardware? I am starting a kitchen remodel, and plan to use brass hardware – and I am definitely looking for a line that offers inset ring pulls. Those are my favorite and I love the way you used them! Thank you!

    1. Thank you Brinkley! Glad you enjoyed the pictures. Would you do me a favor and send me an email, [email protected]? I will look through my records for the flush pulls, but an emailed question so I keep track would be great! Thanks for stopping by! xo Olivia

  • Hi Olivia! I love the photos of your kitchen, it is so pretty and charming. Can you share your source for your garden table and benches?

    Thanks again for last week and I love your blog!

    1. Thanks Betsy! Glad you like it! It is neither, it is unlacquered. It has to be polished. It is not available on their website, it was a custom order. Hope this helps! Stop by again!

    1. La Cornue. Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to email me with any additional questions!

  • Beautiful! What a clever idea to hide the washer/dryer. How is that working out? I was wondering if there were any issues with the heat from the dryer. How do you access the machine for repairs?

    1. Glad you liked it Vicki! It’s wonderful, and has been for close to three years. No issues. Bosch Axxis w/d. The machines are small and light and can be pulled out, but we haven’t had any occasion to do that. Thanks for stopping by! xo Olivia

  • Hi….Love Your Kitchen! I just saw it on pinterest and followed the link to your blog. What is the source for the oversized brass cabinet hardware/pulls? Thanks!

    1. Hi Wendy! Thanks for stopping by. They are Schaub, although they don’t make an unlacquered brass finish so we had to take them to a local craftsmen who stripped them of their finish. Sorry for the late response!

  • Hi Olivia,
    I just linked over from Elements of Style. I remember seeing (and adoring) your kitchen in the Southern Living feature. I was wondering if you’d share information on your range hood. I’m looking for a similar style.
    Thank you,
    alison g.

    1. Hi Alison – Thanks for stopping by! I’m so pleased you’re enjoying the kitchen! Thank you! The hood is actually vent-a-hood – custom colored to match the walls. Hope this helps! xo Olivia

  • Would you mind sharing your wall/cabinet and floor colors? Beautiful renovation.

  • Hi Olivia, Your kitchen is stunning!! I’ve been looking at the vent-a-hood and I was wondering if that pot rail is custom or if it was an option from vent-a-hood (I didn’t see it on their website!). Thank you so much for sharing! Helena

    1. Hi Helena! It was custom. Sorry! Email me and I’ll tell you more!

  • Hello! I love your kitchen! I was wondering about your round hardware pulls and the long handles. Who made those for you? From the fan to the Barbara Wilson faucet to the hardware, are they all unlacquered brass? Originally saw your kitchen on pinterest and then found your fun blog…so glad I did!

    Thanks, Beth