I love the new color palette in my summer kitchen. The new lights and barstools are amazing too. I feel like I now have a coastal farmhouse!
We have a new color palette in our summer kitchen! I continue to be surprised at how much I love these new aqua and turquoise colors throughout our home. But the best change in our kitchen is the new pendant lights and barstools from Lamps Plus.
This post is sponsored by Lamps Plus, but all opinions are mine.
Let’s Decorate a Summer Kitchen
I have mentioned before that my kitchen was remodeled 21+ years ago. When planning the remodel, I knew I wanted to authentically add to the farmhouse style of the home. The home was originally built in 1915 and I wanted the remodeled kitchen to feel as if it were original to the house. I am so happy with the farmhouse cabinet and countertop, farmhouse cabinet hardware, and farmhouse kitchen island choices I made. They have withstood the test of time. It’s like 1915 with dishwashers and technology!
The farmhouse original light fixtures were twenty-one years old and I knew we needed new ones. I partnered with Lamps Plus and had a lot of fun looking at their pendant lights on the LampsPlus website. I found the most amazing farmhouse pendant lights and I just had to have them. These farmhouse pendant lights are substantial, but not overwhelming. I love the shiny chrome finish and how the room is reflected in it.
When I look at the photo below of the originally installed farmhouse light fixture next to the new farmhouse pendant lights, I wonder how we never noticed how little light we had in the kitchen! My previous lights were so tiny!
Can you believe the difference?
These Possini Euro Arlo Pendant Lights are so beautiful and I was really pleased with the amazingly great low price. If you are looking for new farmhouse lighting, definitely check these out. You can also use these in entryways or areas with high ceilings as they come with 13’ of cord and are sloped ceiling adaptable. I absolutely love these new farmhouse pendant lights!
Since I was already on the LampsPlus website and was having such great success at finding new lighting, I also searched for under-cabinet lighting. I found Cyber Tech under cabinet lighting and ordered it in two sizes to span the length of the cabinets. I ordered the Cyber Tech 24” White LED Under Cabinet Light and also the Cyber Tech 33” White LED Under Cabinet Light. They are energy efficient and the light displayed is dimmable so I can have it super bright when I am trying to read a recipe or dim it for subtlety in the evenings. Sometimes I leave this light on as a nightlight if we are coming home late so that we don’t walk into a dark room. I love how this looks and absolutely love the flexibility of the dimmable light.
As I was clicking around the Lamps Plus website looking at lighting, I noticed that there was a tab for furniture. Our previous barstools that were at our farmhouse kitchen island for 21+ years were literally falling apart. Any time someone went to sit on one, there was a seismic shift in the stool. I wish I had taken a video of the times when people went to sit on them and once they felt the shift, chose another seating option! They were cute but literally useless.
I found the most amazing farmhouse counter stools at Lamps Plus. And they swivel! How much fun is that?! I love that I find my husband at the island having breakfast every morning and reading the paper That never used to happen!
I ordered the Oliver 24″ Cream Fabric Backless Swivel Seat Counter Stool. We are having fun swiveling the stools and I also love that there is a metal kickplate on the footrest to prevent knicks and scratches. They look like they were made for this kitchen and they make me so happy. I no longer worry that someone may splat onto the floor attempting to sit at the island!
So many of you have asked about the farmhouse rugs in the kitchen. I got these farmhouse rugs in January and they are wearing so well. They are hand-hooked and so beautiful. They go out of stock quickly, so if you have been eyeballing these, they are in stock now!
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All of the aqua blue color and turquoise green have also made the greenery outside come to life. The windows in the kitchen are all original farmhouse windows. The view of the backyard and the side yard feels pulled into the kitchen like summer slipped in through the open door.
The kitchen has gotten some special attention recently and I love, love, love the summer kitchen look. Do you love these new colors as much as I do or not so much?
The walls in my kitchen are painted Cooking Apple Green by Farrow & Ball. If you are looking for all of the farmhouse paint colors for my home, you can find them here. While this paint color is one of my most favorites, adding the turquoise blue and aqua green as accent colors has really made the wall color pop.
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