Today I am teaming up with my friends from Daybreak Utah and Holmes Homes to bring you a few simple tips of how to design the perfect kitchen. If you are thinking about doing a kitchen remodel or doing a quick kitchen makeover you are at the right place at the right time. I can’t wait to show you my dream kitchen!

How to design your DREAM Kitchen at #kitchen #homedecor



Last week I gave you a tour of my dream house in the beautiful Lake Village at Daybreak Utah.

This home speaks to my heart!

How to design your DREAM Kitchen at #kitchen #homedecor

Today I am going to focus on the kitchen and the beautiful finishes that I got to pick for my dream kitchen.

What I love the most about the Waterside 1 Model is the amount of windows and natural light that this house has. You can click HERE to see pictures from the inside!

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The first thing you want to do when you are going to design your kitchen is to choose the finishes.

A few weeks ago I had a blast visiting my friends over at the Holmes Homes Design Center.

I got to choose from the most beautiful tiles, back splashes, cabinets, faucets, and lighting,

and I have to say that these were not just gorgeous but the quality was top of the line!

How to design your DREAM Kitchen at #kitchen #homedecor

How to design your DREAM Kitchen at #kitchen #homedecor


Today I want to share with you the vision that I have for my dream kitchen.

I am going for a bright and open gray kitchen!

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I love neutral colors and I think gray is a great alternative to white…

Seriously what is there not to love?



I chose for the cabinets a simple, clean, modern style, similar to the ones in my own kitchen.

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I wanted my virtual dream kitchen to be chic, full of texture, layers and industrial modern accents.

How to design your DREAM Kitchen at #kitchen #homedecor


…Let me break it down!



For the main cabinets I chose a one tone gray color, and for the island I chose the same cabinet, same color but with an antique glaze top coat and distressed wood.

I wanted the island and the cabinets to complement each other without looking exactly the same.

How to design your DREAM Kitchen at #kitchen #homedecor



Since the cabinets have a darker undertone I chose for the backsplash two white different types of tile. For the main backsplash I went with a gorgeous marble miniature subway tile. My second choice was an amazing Lime Stone and Marble Mosaic Tile to create a focal point behind the stove. I chose marble tile for a reason. The gray natural bains of the tile pick up the gray color of the cabinets… Same thing with the BEAUTIFUL thick granite, all the colors of the stone in the countertops pick up the colors of the rest of the elements that makes this space a DREAM KITCHEN!

How to design your DREAM Kitchen at #kitchen #homedecor


You can see the effect that the tile gives to the gray cabinets in this gorgeous kitchen by Susan Greenleaf.

How to design your DREAM Kitchen at #kitchen #homedecor

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I chose a silver nickel  hardware for this kitchen. The straight masculine lines give this kitchen a bit of an industrial feeling.

The lighting is ridiculously AH-mazing! That gorgeous chandelier will be displayed right on top of the rustic island…

A little bit industrial, a little bit rustic, a little bit vintage… Perfection!

How to design your DREAM Kitchen at #kitchen #homedecor



How to design your DREAM Kitchen at #kitchen #homedecor


For the sink and faucet I chose a farm style oversized sink and a farm style faucet to go with it!

I brought these two pieces to the design to create a softer contrast along with a touch of old fashion charm to balance the modern clean lines of the kitchen. So pretty!



How to design your DREAM Kitchen at #kitchen #homedecor


 Flooring was the last piece of my dream kitchen design process. I chose tile that actually looks like hardwood floors.

It is easy to clean, it comes in tons of colors and it can change completely the look of a room depending on the color you choose! I used it in my own kitchen at home and I love it!

White Kitchen Makeover and Decor Ideas at #kitchen



How to design your DREAM Kitchen at #kitchen #homedecor

After you have all of your finishes picked it is time to bring color and personality with accessories.

I love to use natural elements and wood accessories to warm up the space and make it “homey”! 

Look what the little touch of the dry oranges do for the cabinets!



The most important thing about design is for you to feel that the space you create speaks about you.

How to Design the perfect kitchen 

Before you go make sure to click HERE to take a tour of my dream home

and check out these Five Design Tips that never fail!

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Click HERE to take a walk with me and visit the beautiful Daybreak Utah Community.

DAYBREAK Dream Virtual House

 My girls Jennifer at With Heart, Marianne at White and Gold Design, Kirsten at 6th Street Design School are also sharing their virtual dream houses on their blogs!


Come back next Wednesday to see the design of my dream master bathroom…

You are going to love it!

Daybreak Utah, Holmes Homes and I thank you for visiting with us today!



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