McGee Home: Kitchen Process

Inspiration and process behind the McGee home kitchen!

02 October 2019 -

It’s hard to believe that we’re putting final touches on the McGee home,

installing furniture, and getting ready to move in. Earlier this week, we shared a look into the exterior inspiration and process, and because we’re too excited to wait, we’ll be sharing more of the process with you here until we’re ready for the full reveal! If you’ve been following along with the McGee Home Project, you know that our kitchen has been one of our favorite areas to work on. As the focal point of our home, the kitchen is a special place for our family to gather, share meals, and decompress after long days at the office. Needless to say, finally being able to design our kitchen from start to finish for the first time has been so exciting!

We’re so grateful for our sponsors, Killowen ConstructionBedrosians Tile and StoneClé TileArmac Martin ,MetrieKohlerMcGee & Co, and everyone else involved for all of their support! Working with people who understand your vision makes all the difference.

We can’t wait to share more once we fill it with our favorite serve ware, accessories, and linens. For now, we’re sharing a look into the inspiration behind our design process and how we made this special space feel just right! Although our design has changed quite a bit since we created this mood-board, here’s where we started:

McGee Home Kitchen Inspiration

When gathering inspiration for the space, we focused on creating a look that felt both timeless and transitional. Working from a natural and understated color palette, we carefully selected each detail from the Lacanche Range to the Kallista Faucet. Complete with a butcher block countertop, and open slots for cookie sheets in the pantry, it couldn’t feel more custom. Keep scrolling for a more in-depth look into our kitchen plans and progress.

Time-Honored Touches

There’s something about brass details that feel timeless yet updated. We went with unlacquared brass hardware from Armac Martin and we love the way it complements our sconces, and pulls in brass elements from our range and pendants.

Design by Jersey Ice Cream Co | Photo by Sal Taylor Kydd

Conventional Classics

Paint is always a hot topic over here, and we have a historic love for neutrals with a bit of depth. We went with Creamy White by Benjamin Moore on the cabinets, coordinating with Swiss Coffee at 75% strength by Benjamin Moore on walls, ceiling, and in our dining room. Initially, we planned to do a light wood island, but we ended up staining it dark to add more depth.

Design by Floor Of Stone

Design by Neptune Home

Transitional Textures

We are firm believers that no palette is complete without textural elements. Muted paint colors paired with a white plaster hood, Bedrosians marble slab, and Clé tile, enhanced the visual aspects of the space and brought an elevated juxtaposition of classic and modern styles. We also bought antique pocket doors for our pantry off eBay at midnight! Here’s to hoping they look as beautiful as this moment from Coco & Jack!

Design by Coco & Jack

Design by Zara Home

McGee Home Kitchen Progress

It’s always a good day when you get mail from Kallista!

Kallista Faucet in unlacquared brass

Surrounding kitchen cabinets in Creamy White by Benjamin Moore

I love being able to look out the windows of our dining room and see where our trampoline and swing set are going to be! Beautiful ceiling treatments by Metrie make it even better.

Kallista entertainment faucet in unlaquered brass and Kohler sink.

A sneak peak into one of our favorite rooms, the pantry!

There’s nothing more rewarding than that moment when everything starts to come together!

Thanks for following along as we share the McGee home project! We will be posting more updates soon, and we can’t wait for you to see more of the house in our winter catalog, and full reveals on site!

xo- Shea McGee

Date Posted
02 October 2019