Getting the marble of your dreams is worth the wait and the event planner behind Sassy Soirées can totally attest to that. Taking a builder kitchen and later revamping, Shannon and her husband dove head first into a marble wonderland, complete with a custom island and all the pretty accoutrements for a kitchen/ great room fit for a family of five. See the full tour shot by Lea Peterson of Vienna Glenn Photography in the VAULT.
When we were building our house 3 years ago the builder didn't necessarily have the exact options for the kitchen that I had been dreaming of--so my husband I made the decision to just get the cabinets through them and do a mini remodel a couple years down the line. Well this past June we did it, and it could not have gone any better. We built out our island to make it bigger and then had the whole thing framed out in paneling.
We went back and forth for about 6 months on if we should get marble since every stone warehouse we walked into tried to talk us out of it when they saw our 3 kids, but we went for it anyway, and so far 6 months later I DON'T regret it at all!!!! We ended up going with the timeless subway tile for the backsplash, but did get the beveled edge to add more dimension. In the end I wanted the focal to be the art of the veining in the marble.
Our kitchen is completely open to our family room also known as a great room. All the walls are painted grey throughout with one navy wall in the kitchen. I used lots of whites, golds, greys, and blues in both rooms with pops of citrus green. I wanted the light airy feeling with out having it feel sterile for our family.
Sources: Marble: Super White | Back Splash: Beveled Edge white Subway tile with white grout | Sink: Amazon | Faucet: Amazon | Navy Wall Color: Naval by Sherwin Williams | Grey wall color: Natural Grey by Behr | Teal Drapes in Great Room: Ikea | Grey and White Drapes in Kitchen: West Elm | Grey Sectional: Macy's | Coffee Table: Ikea and painted it gold | White Rug in Great Room: Rugs USA | Bar Cart: Target and then I painted green | Kitchen Table: Custom Built at Stone Creek Furniture | 3 Metal chairs at table: Restoration Hardware | Bar stools: World Market | Chandelier above table: West Elm | Pendants above Island: Lowe's