I’ve been dying to introduce you guys to my bestie (and neighbor), Emily! We met a little over a year ago at a design event (she’s an amazing interior designer), became fast friends, our husbands also became pals, and now we see each other at least once a week. Much like Emmett and myself, Emily and her husband have been renovating their home. I convinced her to let me shoot and share their kitchen, and I think you guys are going to dig it! Spoiler alert- Emily has the cutest dogs, Jack & June, and there are plenty of photos of them packed into this post. Click through for the tour and to read more about this modern industrial kitchen…
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I’ll continue with a little more history and our back story- we call Brant & Emily our “twin friends” because never in my life have I met a couple who is exactly like us. It’s bizarre!! We love dogs, design, home improvement, we oddly all show up wearing the same outfits, and have a similar aesthetic. We’re lucky they live so close.
Anyway, Emily is a designer at Alice Lane Home. Remember this post I shared? They’re on my top 10 must-follow list for good reason. Needless to say, when deciding if this home was right for us- it was Emily I asked to walk through it with me, brainstorm, and determine if the potential was here. They moved into their home a month before we moved into ours, and it has been amazing to have another design brain close by to bounce ideas off of… not to mention the help we both offer for DIY projects. If it weren’t for those two, our guest bathroom wouldn’t have been finished in time. They pulled some late nights tiling with us.
Their home is ultra modern and is nestled into the mountain a block away from us. They quite possibly have even better views than we do, and one night we were brainstorming how to vent their kitchen without obstructing the amazing landscape out of the kitchen windows. I thought back to my trip with Zephyr in San Francisco last fall and immediately remembered the Lux Range Hood exhaust I gawked at in their showroom. It mounts seamlessly to the ceiling and I remembered being so impressed with the looks of it! I shared it with Em and we both knew it was the perfect solution for their kitchen. Brant installed it and the results are stunning!
The Lux Island kitchen range hood is operated by a magnetic, wireless remote (pictured below), it features tri-level lighting, and best of all- it keeps the kitchen clean and smoke-free with multiple blower options. It’s the best minimal option for unobstructed views and has a gorgeous modern, low-profile look. Not only does it look super clean, but if you’re working with a small space and don’t want a clunky range hood taking up extra room, this is the answer. Emily opted for the white model so it blends in with the ceiling, but it’s also available in stainless steel.
Does the small, marble mosaic backsplash look familiar? It should, because it was leftover from our previous kitchen renovation! I’m pretty sure it looks even better in their space than it did in ours. It’s like it was made for that modern kitchen. That just goes to show how versatile the tile is.
I love how Emily mixed it with larger subway tile on the perpendicular wall. It keeps things textural and interesting. You can’t go wrong with marble, but I thought the mixing of the two was pretty genius!
Given Emily works at one of my favorite local design shops, she always has the best home accessories! I pretty much died over that fishtail palm– IT’S FAUX, and in person- you can’t even tell. It’s that convincing. I’m not going to lie- I’m buying one for our house because I loved it so much. I guess we’ll continue twinning… it’s a good thing she doesn’t mind.
You know I’m a sucker for good soaps and this is a great way to corral them on the countertop. I love the little brass feet on the marble tray.
Emily & Brant’s house is basically indestructible. They have concrete floors, chunky concrete countertops, an industrial island, and durable cabinetry. It’s one of those homes you can make a mess in and not feel a bit guilty because cleanup is so easy. Despite the industrial feel and cold surfaces, it really is a warm and inviting place. From the wood cabinetry to the textiles, decor, and accessories, she does a great job making it feel cozy.
We’ve have weekly neighbor dinners and having their kitchen during our kitchen renovation, has been really nice. Even though we have a great setup in the basement, I’ve had to run over and use their oven a time or two.
What do you think about the industrial vibe and finishes? Chic accessories really balance everything out.
Their dining room is open concept to the kitchen and it’s equally as stunning. She thrifted that amazing burl dining table!
She also gave the breuer chairs a makeover, painting the metal black and covering the seat cushions with hair on hide. Aren’t they cool? Remember my own breuer chair DIY from our first home?
That art light is the same one that used to live above our windmill print in our previous living room. I wasn’t using it and thought it would be perfect above her modern painting. I’m loving the blue hue in the artwork.
I’ve never been one to install super modern light fixtures, but they really work in this home. I love the statement chandelier that ties in the black framed windows.
I promised cute dogs and didn’t want to disappoint… so, I’ll give you this adorable photo of June & Jack- their precious pups.
Emily actually designed those modern dog dishes at her previous job and I just think they’re the coolest! They work really well with the industrial island and concrete floor.
I figured some of you might ask for sources, so I’m linking as much as I can below…
Click directly on the sources below to shop- or use the numbered links at the bottom of the collage!
01: lux island range hood // 02: hand soap // 03: kitchen towels // 04: marble subway tile // 05: salt & pepper mills // 06: large vase // 07: tray // 08: plant mister // 09: candle // 10: mast brothers chocolate cookbook // 11: the art of french baking cookbook // 12: sunday suppers cookbook // 13: dining in cookbook // 14: fishtail palm // 15: modern kitchen faucet // 16: knob bowl // 17: artwork // 18: alpaca throw // 19: modern dog dishes // 20: chandelier // 21: abstract art // 22: oscar planter // 23: burl dining table // 24: breuer chairs
Emmett and I are so thankful to have Emily & Brant in our lives- we just love them! It has been the best being neighbors and having creative friends nearby. Now you guys can put a name to a face when you follow along on Insta stories and see them- or Jack & June, their adorable aussies.
Would you be into seeing more of her house? I’m sure she’d let me share more of it as they cross rooms off their to-do list. Hope you enjoyed the tour! I’m sure Emily would love to read your comments below.