Reno I Dig: The Bigger, Better, Blue Kitchen

There were so many elements that came together in an unbelievably eclectic crescendo in this kitchen. There’s nothing safe about this kitchen. We went all out, took chances, had courage, and brought together styles ranging from rustic, to boho, nautical, traditional, victorian and customized every detail to make it all work together.

  1. Gering Bar Chair, Zou Mod
  2. Imahn 1 Light Mini Pendant, Kichler
  3. Barn Board, Bored Barn
  4. Purist Faucet, Kholer
  5. Starry Night Blue, Benjamin Moore


The vintage bar stools from Zou Mod have an industrial look that works so well in a variety of spaces. I’d beg to use them again because I really like the style.

If couldn’t source the Zou Mod Bar Chair, I’d use the Gering Bar Chair for Restoration Hardware. It’s industrial with class.

The Imahn1-light Pendant features industrial characteristics by utilizing exposed piping and mixing black and natural brass finishes. I appreciate how minimalistic it is while still making a generic light bulb stand out.

If the pendant weren’t available, I’d opt for the Imain Chandelier. It’s just as beautiful and makes a real statement.


I’d have to borrow this spaces barn board accent again. The thing I love most about barn board is that there is no limit to the ways you can use it. The one downside is that barn board is quite expensive, approx. $8-$12 a square foot. If your wallet can’t bear that price tag, then consider making faux barnboard.


Sweet architectural form and sensual design lines, that’s what this Purist faucet is all about. The low gooseneck spout and high lever handles bring a touch of modern elegance to any space. I’ll be using the faucet again not just for how it looks but also because it features laminar flow, which helps conserve water.

How sexy are the cabinets in this kitchen? But it’s not the cabinets themselves that are so great, it’s the Starry Night Blue color they’ve been painted. It’s such a bold, brave color that I would undoubtedly use it again.



Sebastian Clovis

Sebastian Clovis

Sebastian is the principal owner of Clovis Contracting, host of HGTV Canada's Save My Reno, and a resident home renovation and DIY expert on The Marilyn Denis Show. He believes everyone should strive to understand the mechanics of their home, tackle home improvement projects while at the same time being able to identify when it’s necessary to call in a professional.
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