The White Birch Project has so many beautiful spaces, but we’ll start our blog series in the heart of the home—the kitchen. Our homeowners’ main goal when we started their custom building process was to create a timeless home for their family to grow up in. Our DM’s have been flooded with followers asking for details on this house. So here they are! Consider this your all-access pass to this beautiful kitchen and dining space.

The Lighting

We like to think of lighting as “the jewelry of the home”, and if there’s one place to spend your money, it’s definitely your kitchen pendants. These burnished brass lanterns from Visual Comfort bring so much charm and warmth to the kitchen’s neutral canvas.  This light is definitely a splurge so check out this super-affordable alternative.


The Cabinets

To create a warm + clean backdrop for the kitchen, we opted for a cozy ivory shade of CKF 360 cabinets. Taking them all the way to the ceiling amplified the 10′ ceilings making the kitchen feel much larger. A whitewashed, white-oak island added soft contrast between the cabinets, while also complimenting the wood trim on the stucco hood vent. To really make that pretty hood vent stand out, we flanked it with traditional, glass-paned doors. And finally, we can’t talk about the cabinets without mentioning the hardware. A trio of vintage-inspired cabinet latches, simple mushroom knobs and brass cup pulls created an eclectic mix of metalware.


The Backsplash

Subway tile just wouldn’t of given this space enough oomph. To add depth and shine, we chose square Mallorca tiles from MidwestTile—super similar to the ever-popular Cloe tile.

The Plumbing

Chrome plumbing keeps the kitchen traditional, clean and timeless—chrome also helps in the budget department. Design is give and take! In this case we intentionally mixed the golds and silvers to curate a much more custom looking design for the homeowners. A large white farm sink was an easy choice to elevate the island.


The Dining

In some cases we help our clients furnish parts of their home. This space was one of them. Black dining chairs brought modern vibes (for the husband) while a solid wood table kept the space grounded and traditional (for the wife). We played around with so many different ways to arrange and style the table. This will be the perfect place for their family to gather for weeknight meals and holiday get-togethers.


The Details

We kept the kitchen decor minimal yet traditional. Glass jars filled with flour and brown sugar were beautiful yet practical additions to the countertop. On the far side of the room, classic painted artwork paired with wood accents felt cozy and lived-in. A blue runner was just the right amount of color without being too bold or distracting. And finally, we decided to add texture with the blonde, wood barstools from our favorites at McGee & Co. Shop the decor below!


  • Interior Walls: Alabaster by Sherwin Williams
  • Interior Trim: Paint matched to Ivory Cabinets


  • Misterio by Vicostone


  • Kitchen Perimeter: CKF 360 in the color Ivory
  • Kitchen Island: CKF 360 in the color Sand