Mollie’s Home Tour: Kitchen + Dining

The saying that the kitchen is the heart of the home may be cliche, but it’s also downright true! And this space is one of my favorite places to be. For those of you who follow us on Instagram (@designlovesdetail) and have asked, I’m happy to tell you I’ve got a link list at the bottom of this post with the products I used in this space– just leave a comment on this post if you have any other questions! I wanted to create a kitchen and dining area that had a coastal + farmhouse feel, so that’s just what I did!! I went with a wide plank white oak laminate that has a weathered feel. The light & bright color palette on the cabinets & walls was aimed at achieving the airy beach vibe (paint colors listed at bottom of post). I designed the cabinetry & island and drew a bunch of pictures, which were then turned into plans & fabricated.

The antique brass fixtures and hardware add a bit of understated glamour, while the rustic farm shelf & industrial metal chairs give that farmhouse feel. A white fireclay farmhouse sink was also an essential piece– make sure to shop around & look online if you’re in the market for a new sink. We found our farmhouse sink as a closeout model for around $400.  I went with a grey & white granite for the island, rather than marble because of the better durability– marble can stain a lot easier than granite and I have 3 little kids! For the other countertops we went with a dark quartz for contrast. And then I added pops of navy blue, because… well, I’m a navy blue addict. Haha.

One of my favorite elements in this space is the table that I designed & my husband built. One day he told me he wanted to build a table and he was ready to get going on it asap, so he asked me how I wanted it to look. I scribbled a couple drawings on a scrap paper right then and that was that. He figured out how to make it and I love it so much! People often ask where we purchased it and it makes my man so proud. haha. I think I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking… once again beautifully captured by the lovely & talented Jessie of Jessie Alexis Photography!

Pendants Over Island:

St. Charles 3 Light Outdoor Hanging Lantern

St. Charles 3 Light Outdoor Hanging Lantern

Regular Price: From $158.65


Industrial Classics Garvin 26" Bar Stool

Industrial Classics Garvin 26 Bar Stool

Regular Price: $138.54

Kitchen Chairs:

Amara Side Chair

Amara Side Chair

Regular Price: $89.21

Kitchen Faucet (mine is “Vintage Brass” color):

Heritage 8" Spread Deck Mount Double Handle Widespread Bridge Faucet with Porcelain Cross Handles

Heritage 8 Spread Deck Mount Double Handle Widespread Bridge Faucet with Porcelain Cross Handles

Regular Price: From $188.63

Dining Room Basket Light (I painted mine): Target (they currently have 2 discounts, which save you about $65!)

Cabinet Pulls: Lowes

Glass Knobs: Hobby Lobby

Island Granite: River White

Quartz Countertop: Gunmetal

Kitchen Cabinets: Super White by Benjamin Moore

Kitchen Island: Antique Jade by Benjamin Moore

Wall Color: Stonington Gray (at 75%) by Benjamin Moore



The Love List | Gloria York's BlogJune 12, 2015 - 10:46 am

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Rachel B.June 17, 2015 - 9:51 am

I loooove your floors!! Okay, I love the entire space and just sent the link to my hubby asking if we could recreate this in our house/kitchen! I’m looking for similar flooring right now….any details you can share would be super helpful. Brand, store you purchased from, etc. Thanks!!!

EmilyJune 30, 2015 - 10:19 pm

Honestly the most beautiful kitchen Ive ever seen! I am obsessed with your instagram feed. So glad I found you girls!

Mollie’s Home Tour: Kid’s Bathroom

This is the most fun bathroom in our whole house! I had a vision in my mind for this space & it came together just like I’d pictured. I wanted it to be fun, function and funky. The concrete sink is one of my favorite parts and who can resist the striped penny tile, wall? Not me, that’s for sure! I loved designing this space & the kids love it too. My husband (bless his heart) did the tile and it wasn’t the easiest task. Since this bathroom is only about 5 ft wide we had to get creative with space, but so far it seems to be working out perfectly. I think it also has a very unique & original feel to it. And seriously how amazing is Jessie Alexis Photography, right? If you want to develop amazing photography skills like her I suggest you check out the classes at Photo Native, one of her recent projects that’s going to be amazing!


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kathy dennessJune 30, 2015 - 10:28 am

LOVE it! I featured it on my post about beach houses. I think it would also maker a great beach cottage bathroom. :)

adminJuly 1, 2015 - 12:48 pm

Thank you Kathy!

Mollie’s Home Tour: Girls Room

Today I’m excited to share my little girls’ room! Jessie Alexis Photography perfectly captured it! Since our new baby was on the way we decided to change Miss E’s room into a big girl room from her previous nursery. I wanted to use a floral wallpaper on the wall behind her bed but I could not find one that was perfect… so I got brave and painted it myself! Thank heavens my husband trusts me to just take some paint and a paintbrush to the wall with just a vision in my head of how I want it to turn out. This floral print was inspired by the ever-amazing Rifle Paper Co. of course. I used chalk paint for the floral design since I like the matte finish and thought it would be more durable than acrylic or latex paint.

Most of the furniture pieces were ones we already had from the nursery. The dresser was a yard sale find that I refinished and the nightstand plus yellow cabinet were purchased from our local Craig’s list type site. I did a makeover on the yellow piece… click here to see the before & after, plus a few painting tips. The bed is an old beat up metal one that got a fresh coat of Kelly Green paint. It was also a yard sale score. Oh and so was the yellow mirror– just $10 (though it used to be a hideous plastic brass color (I’m all for gold, but plastic gold isn’t good for anyone)!

After all was said & done, I’m happy to announce that everything in this room cost under $500! Even the light fixture came from an estate sale. I think it’s important to recycle things… it’s good for our world and also gives things a sense of character. I like that all the pieces have a story and past life to share, it makes for a truly eclectic atmosphere that’s bold & fun. Hope you enjoy this post & also your weekend! Hooray for Fridays!!



JennMay 22, 2015 - 4:49 pm

I’m obsessed with this room. Like really obsessed. Your skills are insane.

SonyaMay 23, 2015 - 8:05 am

I love how you took so many elements you already had and then added a couple of new pieces and an accent wall to completely transform the room into something fresh!!! I challenge everyone to pick one room in their own house each month and do the same thing! Little changes can make a HUGE impact!

Virginia FynesJune 6, 2015 - 4:08 am

i can’t believe how stunning this room is, I want the same for my little girl! And you’re a paint brush rockstar, it looks better than wallpaper! Pinning for sure!

adminJune 9, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Thank you, Virginia!!

Mollie’s Home Tour: Guest Bathroom

I LOVE this bathroom! And guess what? It was done for less than $2000 (including everything, even the tub & toilet). The grey & white floor tiles are imported from Austria, but we got them for just $20 at ReStore. Have you been there? The one in Las Vegas is amazing. Habitat for Humanity has different ReStore locations across the US where builders and homeowners can donate their extra home construction supplies for other people to purchase & use. It’s a great way to recycle & not waste anything, plus you can score awesome brand new products like these floor tiles for a mere fraction of the original cost! Score.

My husband laid these tiles himself to save on cost as well. Not to mention, the marble countertop (which I’m a little bit obsessed with) was a remnant piece so we got a great deal. I paid $1 for all the glass cabinet knobs at a contractors yard sale– the guy was selling tons of home construction supplies that were brand new for really cheap just to clear out his storage space. Another score!

Anyway, as you can see I went for a subtle, relaxing color scheme similar to the nursery since they are connected Jack and Jill style. The guest bedroom is on the other side. The soft grey tones mixed with crisp white & sea glass green in this bathroom makes for a spa-like vibe which I adore. The sea glass green is used in the wall color, tile accent around shower, glass sinks, shower curtain and rugs.


I will work on putting together a detailed list of all the items used in this space since many of them can be purchased online, but feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions on where things came from in the meantime. And enjoy these pretty, pretty pictures from Jessie Alexis Photography!


emmyApril 30, 2015 - 7:59 pm

This bathroom is amazing! I love the counters. I didn’t even know there was a striped marble like that and I totally want it now!!! Good job on making such a pretty bath for not a lot of expense.

SonyaMay 2, 2015 - 8:48 am

Don’t forget to mention your awesome negotiation skills with the countertop lady!!! WOW!!! That was quite an experience, but the final result was worth it! Looks amazing! And I LOVE the floor tiles. The pictures don’t do them justice at all–they add so much character to this space. GREAT job, Mollie!!!

Gina HillMay 8, 2015 - 4:47 pm

So pretty!

Mollie’s Home Tour: Nursery

As some of you may know, I just had baby #3. The third baby in 4 years and yes, I am now thinking holy crap, how did this happen?! Of course I know the answer, but seriously, things are crazy around here. Anyway, aside from sleepless nights and daily chaos, we got the nursery mostly in order for this babe before his arrival. We actually decided to be surprised this time around and opted not to find out the gender, which meant I needed to create a space that wasn’t too girl or boy specific. The walls are a soft, bright minty shade and most of the accents are neutral too… cream, white, black, greys, a little yellow and blue-green hues too. I used a lot of the random leftovers from the rest of the house & 2 previous nurseries, but am pretty happy with how it turned out. I like the simple and subtle look it has. Anyone else do a gender neutral nursery? What colors did use?





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