October 5, 2015

The Marantz House Project: Our New Kitchen Island


Let me tell you friends, Saturday was an exciting day!! That’s because after a month of waiting for it to be delivered, one scratch that had it sent back the first time, and several months after we started this whole process, our new countertops and the final piece in our new kitchen island were finally delivered!! Whooo to the HOO!!! We have a place to eat dinner!! This is HUGE you guys! :)

We still technically have to decide on our pendant lights and that will truly be the final piece in the puzzle, but for now we have a working island and we are LOVING it so far! We had originally wanted to go with sort of a concrete gray color for the countertops, but after looking at the samples we realized it would be too dark for the room and so we ended up going with “Snowy Ibiza” in quartz which is sort of a neutral white with light gray swirls in it (we liked the softness of that better than hard black swirls). And then our counter stools have sort of a Restoration Hardware vibe, but we got them much cheaper on Overstock.com from the Renate line. And the cupcakes, which are the most important part (obviously!) are from local bakery & Cupcake Wars winner, Sugar!!

Happy Monday friends!










  1. Rachel Hernandez

    It looks fantastic you guys! I wish I could smell that candle from here! Hopefully we’ll be able to see it in person someday!

  2. Laura Hernandez

    I LOVE this SO much!!! Especially since we were there and personally got to see the “before.” Gorgeous!

  3. René Tate

    In love. Duh. But can we please see the art on your walls sometimes?! What photos do you have framed?!

  4. René Tate

    Particularly those in the hallway right there in the last image.

  5. Jenn

    Great choice! The countertop is gorgeous and finishes your kitchen beautifully.

  6. Rebecca Nash-Emerson

    I just love what you have done with your kitchen and can only imagine how exciting this is.

    Here’s to many fabulous dinners and conversations I know will happen in that space. Congrats!

  7. Spring

    LOOKS FANTASTIC!!! Thats one of the counters we loved too!!! we went with granite but that was at the top of the list for the quartz :) Perfect choice for your kitchen- love it!!!

  8. Sarah Bradshaw

    I LOVE that you went with a light color for the island!! Such a great choice!!

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