White and Wood Kitchen Reveal: Part 2

Get all the sources for this beautiful white and wood kitchen with white oak flooring, black and gold accents, marble backsplash, and quartzite counters.

white and wood kitchen with black and gold island pendant lights | Maison de Pax

You all had so many questions when I first shared about the cabinets we chose for my parents’ new white and wood kitchen! I’m here today to answer them all and give a few more details on the choices we made in this kitchen remodel. There is a complete source list at the end of the post if you’d like to jump ahead!

The Kitchen Renovation


The original space was not a terribly small kitchen, but it was very closed off from the rest of the home and had some awkward layout choices (not to mention outdated kitchen decor ideas).

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I knew my parents wanted a more open kitchen design, with a generous bar to seat grandkids, but plenty of walking space so it wouldn’t feel crowded. We removed the wall separating the kitchen from the dining room and relocated the fridge to the opposite wall.

new kitchen layout with large island

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My parents chose Sherwin Williams Snowbound throughout their new home. It’s a lovely, neutral (or slightly cool) white and one of my absolute favorites. Read more about it and my other favorite white paint colors here.

White Oak Wood Floors

This is now the third home where I have used these floors. And we love them. They are a 7.5″ engineered European White Oak. We have the Montmajour color in our home, and we used the Rivera color at our ranch house.

The color we used throughout this home is called Larsson, and it is a beautiful natural color with a reclaimed wood look. The dramatic dark knot fills give it a slightly rustic effect.

white oak wood floors with natural wood cabinets | Maison de Pax

White and Wood Kitchen Cabinets

The upper cabinets are Dove White by KraftMaid, and the lower cabinets and pantry are a Rustic Maple with a Husk stain. Both the white cabinets and wood cabinets have a Suede (which is KraftMaid’s matte option) finish. I wrote a whole post about all the cabinet details, which you can read here.

Honed Marble Backsplash

There’s a long backstory to my parents and their loved of marble backsplashes. Suffice it to say that this 4×12 bianco cararra honed marble tile backsplash was a no brainer in this space! We paired it with Platinum grout for a blended look (read all about my favorite grout options here).

open shelving and honed marble backsplash | Maison de Pax

Statuario Quartzite Countertops

Choosing kitchen countertops is tough! We needed something that wouldn’t look fake against the honed marble backsplash but would stand up to the rigors of my parents’ lifestyle. We decided that marble was too soft for them, and my mom just didn’t love the man-made quartz nearly as much as natural stone…

So we scoured the local stone yards until we found this quartzite. It has similar gray and white tones to marble, but quite a bit more movement than you find in most marbles. Quartzite is supposedly as hard or harder than granite, though, which is exactly what we needed! We ended up with a couple of gorgeous slabs of polished Statuario Quartzite, and we couldn’t be happier.

black kitchen pendant lights over white quartzite island

Apron front Sink and black Faucet

My sweet mom cooks just about every single meal, and my sweet dad washes just about every single dish. ☺️ He prefers a double basin sink for this duty. So we found this double basin farmhouse sink to give that slightly modern farmhouse kitchen feel.

We paired it with a sleek, simple, black faucet for a more modern effect.

large farm corner sink with modern pendant light


Transitional Kitchen Appliances

Double Electric Oven

My mom needed a double oven, but we only wanted to give 30″ to the range in our kitchen layout. Also, they don’t have natural gas on this property… so this double oven range was the perfect solution for all those needs.

And how can you go wrong with the gorgeous white and gold finishes? My parents really wanted a mix of traditional and contemporary designs in this space, and this oven steals the show on the modern end.

white cabinets and vent hood above range

Counter Depth Fridge

The only thing that we kept from the previous kitchen was this fridge. If my parents had to purchase one, I probably would have chosen one to match the range.

But this fridge was brand new and counter-depth (which we needed because of the sight lines from the breakfast room), and I actually kind of love how it complements the dark lighting and hardware. Plus, free is always good, right? 😉

kitchen with island and white and wood cabinets

Panel Ready Dishwasher

I love to use panel-ready dishwashers whenever possible. It minimizes the interruptions in the lower cabinets and allows ranges and decorative cabinets to be the focal points of the kitchen. My parents chose this dishwasher to sit just to the right of the sink because they already have this brand and love it!

corner farmhouse sink with windows above | Maison de Pax




The pendant lighting over the island was essential in helping us to define a focal point in this asymmetrical kitchen space. Hunter Fan Company provided these light fixtures from their new lighting line, and I am in love. The mix of metals, the elegant yet modern lines, and the wow factor make these an interior designer’s dream.

black and gold lantern pendant lighting above kitchen island | Maison de Pax

We also used a wall sconce above the open shelving at the coffee bar which sports the same black and gold combo. Such a great affordable swing arm sconce option! And speaking of affordable Amazon lighting options, we continued the black and gold theme above the sink with this more modern pendant light.

coffee bar with open shelves and marble backsplash
light wood lower cabinets with white upper cabinets


kitchen cabinet Hardware

To add to the transitional design of the kitchen, we paired the more traditional raised panel cabinets with more rustic modern hardware. Sleek black cup pulls for the drawers, and a squared off knob for the doors.

floor to ceiling wood pantry cabinets


kitchen island Barstools

I am always a fan of using lots of texture in neutral spaces, and these rattan and wood counter stools were simply perfect.

white and wood kitchen with black and gold lanterns over kitchen island

Vintage Runner

Vintage rugs are in my top 5 things every kitchen needs. 😉 And this one is no exception… Read this for all my tips on finding affordable vintage rugs.

natural wood cabinets with marble backsplash

Other kitchen decorating Accessories

My parents are actually fully moving into their new home next week!!! Until then, we just created this styled kitchen look with a mix of some of their antique pottery that they had already brought to the new house and my own vases and accessories.

The open shelving and glass cabinets provide loads of opportunities to show off pretty dishes and vases, though, and I’ve gathered a few of my favorite looks for you to shop below.


Full Source List for white and wood kitchen

I hope you enjoyed these kitchen design ideas! As I promised, here is a full source list for this transitional / modern farmhouse styled kitchen.

paint: SW Snowbound | flooring (color: Larsson) | countertops: polished Statuario Quartzite
cabinets: KraftMaid Dove White and Rustic Maple Husk | cabinet pulls | cabinet knobs
backsplash | backsplash grout | island pendant lights | wall sconce | barstools
sink pendant light | farm sink | kitchen faucet
double electric oven range | counter depth fridge | panel ready dishwasher

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  1. Rachael I LOVE this, you are so talented. How fun to have your mom and dad move close to your little ranch! Bet your parents can’t wait to move in to their new home.

  2. Beautiful! What kind of ventilation is above the range? We just bought that same range and I need a range hood! Thanks!

    1. Thank you! KraftMaid provided a vent insert that fit the hood they made. I’m not sure of the specs, but it is a 30″ vent fan insert. I hope this helps!

      1. Hi Rachel, I love everything about this kitchen! I have purchased the GE appliances in the same color as the range in this kitchen and was wondering if you feel this is the right color for the walls with the appliances? My new kitchen will also have the two toned cabinetry.
        Thanks. Pam

  3. Hello, love this kitchen. We are thinking of doing a dark oak for the island and beams. Do you think that would look good?

    1. Hi Stephanie,

      Wood in an island and beams is the perfect place to create natural warmth with painted cabinets.

  4. Looking at the cabinets and drawers did you do a mixture of shaker and raised style drawers and cabinets?

  5. My wife and I love this kitchen and we are going with something very similar! Thank you for making all the choices so much easier!!! Where did you get the floating shelves to match the rustic maple husk cabinets? Did KraftMaid make those as well?

  6. I love the look you have created in this kitchen! The rustic cabinets look beautiful. Aside from the pendant lights and modern light above the sink, did you do any under cabinet lighting, or ceiling recessed lighting?

    1. Thank you so much! We did not do any under cabinet lighting, but we did do recessed led lights throughout the kitchen over the work surfaces. I hope this helps!

  7. I love how this kitchen turned out! We are currently in the middle of a remodel and purchased the same oven! I am planning to do stained lowers and white uppers as well as a stained island. Could you tell me what the dimensions of your parent’s island is? Ours will be 6’8″ and I’m interested to see if it’s similar in size. Thank you! Love your style, that you homeschool and are in Texas too!

    1. Thank you, Kristin! The island is 5’10” long and 3’2″ wide. I hope this helps. Best of luck with your remodel!

    1. Yes, we used the same cup pulls throughout the kitchen (paired with the pulls you see in the post for doors). They are 4″ center to center. I hope this helps!

  8. Hi!
    Can you tell me what brand the kitchen cabinet stain is? I know you mentioned that it was husk stain color but would like to know the brand you used.


  9. Hi Rachel, Wow, are your parents lucky to have you. Great design, very warm and comfortable. My question since I’m late to this original post. How are the counter stools holding up? Are they comfortable? Did they all match when delivered. I bought the Bailey counter stools from Ballard Designs and love how they look but find them really uncomfortable. So I don’t want to make another costly error in seating choice. Love your work!

    1. Thank you so much, Deb! Unfortunately, I don’t have a report on the stools since my parents didn’t end up keeping them. They have some old stools they love and wanted to use here, but at the time that I was photographing this space they were being used to stage and sell their previous home… so I had to find some that worked for the short term. I loved how they looked, but I knew my parents were going to use the ones they already had, so we ended up selling them.

  10. I must say that I absolutely LOVE this kitchen. It was an inspiration on my own kitchen. I wanted the two tone cabinets but was looking to go with a beachy light bluish green for bottom and white on top. Well once I saw this kitchen that you did in your parents home it changed my entire look. I now have the exact cabinets top & bottom in my dream kitchen and so Very Thankful that I saw these. My husband was a little skeptical when we went to order them as there was no sample of the bottom cabinets on sight. But once they FINALLY arrived (months after ordering) he loved them. We did use different handles, countertop, backsplash and went with live edge shelves at my corner farmhouse sink. We are so pleased at how everything came together. We wanted to have a rustic farmhouse look, with a little glam to the area that we will be entertaining in. Thank you so much for the beautiful combination and inspiration. I only wish that I could post a picture of how they turned out

  11. I love your kitchen and we too are trying to replicate your design. I noticed you did a white range hood. I was flirting with doing the stain wood that’s on the island and lower cabinets on the range hood but maybe that would be too busy and I should stick with white. What are your thoughts? Thank you

    1. I’m so glad you like the kitchen, Amber! I think it depends on many things. I have seen kitchens with contrasting hoods that are simply beautiful, but I have also seen spaces where it made the room feel a bit busier than I would have liked. I would recommend (if you haven’t already) looking for kitchens on Pinterest that have contrasting hoods and trying to find one similar in layout to your space. I hope this helps!

  12. Hi there! Your design in this kitchen is lovely! I am planning to use it for my kitchen as well! ❤️ I was wondering if you could suggest a floor from Lowes or Hone Depot that would work and be comparable in color to what you used?

    1. Thank you! I’m afraid I don’t, but it does seem that there are more and more lighter floor colors available, even at Lowes and Home Depot, these days. I hope you’re able to find something you love!

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