Walnut Kitchen Design

Kitchen Remodel Reveal: Wonderfully Walnut

We’re wrapping up 2019 with another kitchen remodel reveal! Our kitchen and bath designer, Claire, worked with her clients to transform their kitchen with a new design and higher quality cabinetry. Claire named this kitchen “Wonderfully Walnut!”


The clients built their home back in 2004, and the quality of the cabinetry their builder provided wasn’t what they expected. We are so glad they found us to give them beautiful new cabinetry, improved functionality, and an enjoyable design experience.


Thanks to our wonderful photographer Scott Amundson for these beautiful photos of the completed project!

Kitchen Remodel Walnut Kitchen Island

The basis and starting point for this kitchen design was updated cabinetry. Secondly, the clients wanted the kitchen to fit with the style of the rest of their home. They also loved the color and grain of walnut cabinetry and wanted to integrate it into their new design. To match the existing door and window casing, Decor Cabinet Company created a custom paint color match for the clients’ painted cabinets.

To kick off the design process, Claire asked very detailed questions about how they use their kitchen. The clients felt that their current kitchen didn’t make the best use of the available space, and Claire took this into careful consideration in her new design. What she found was that a completely new layout was not necessary; rather, she could accommodate her clients’ storage needs by customizing cabinet sizes, heights and accessories, and moving only the refrigerator.

A few other notable design details:

  • The island size increased for more cooking and countertop space
  • The fridge was moved to the sink wall to allow for a more efficient work flow. This is important for a functional kitchen design!
  • A pantry was a must – you see it in the large, walnut storage cabinets with pocket doors. We are seeing these pocket door storage cabinets a lot lately! Claire listened to her clients’ needs and designed a coffee station on one side and used the other side for utility storage, the microwave and other small appliances. There are also roll-out drawers in the lower cabinets for dry goods and food storage
  • The homeowners loved their new brass hardware finishes which paired perfectly with the creamy paint color and warm walnut

Walnut Kitchen with Painted Cream Cabinets Warm Kitchen

Warm Kitchen Wall Tile and Sink Natural Lighting

Walnut Cabinetry and Coffee Bar in Kitchen

Walnut Cabinetry for Storage in Kitchen

Brass Knobs on Wolf Range in Kitchen

The clients rave about their high quality cabinets and improved kitchen design. (And we really loved their passion for functional cabinetry!) Claire’s expertise in listening to her clients’ wants and needs resulted in a beautiful, warm and most importantly, functional kitchen for a wonderful family.

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Matt Shankweiler says

While the walnut in the remodel is nice the white is overbearing. We’ve seen this movie before in the 90’s with the short lived “white kitchen” trend. Personally I find it cold and sterile. I want my kitchen and house to be warm and inviting… not an effective hospital. I found the before pics showed a space that was warm and comfortable, but I guess whatever people are into. If I were to use white I would use it sparingly to give some “pop” but beyond that it becomes too much.

    The Mingle Team says

    Hi Matt,
    We definitely see where you are coming from. White kitchens are timeless and classic but not for everyone, we have learned over our years of experience! Thank you for your input. We hope you have a great day!
    MacKenzie @ Mingle

Cherie says

I love the look of this kitchen. Please can you share where the stools are from and the paint colour of the cabinets. Thanks in advance.

    Studio M Kitchen & Bath says

    Hi there! Thank you! It sure is beautiful. The cabinets were a custom color and here is that information: Custom –Crescent Moon (Pittsburg Paints & Stains). And the stools were from Restoration Hardware and here are those details: Reese Fabric Stool – Countertop stool w/ Brass finish in performance velvet – color: Twilight.

    Let us know if we can be of any further assistance. Have a great day! MacKenzie @ Studio M Kitchen & Bath

Selena Njegovan says

This is lovely! What colour grout was used for the backsplash?

    Studio M Kitchen & Bath says

    Hi Selena! Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, we don’t have the grout color information as we mainly provided the cabinetry design & installation.

    Have a wonderful day. MacKenzie @ Studio M Kitchen & Bath

Amy says

Love the warmth of this kitchen! Can you share what stain you used on the walnut? Thanks!

    Studio M Kitchen & Bath says

    Hi Amy,

    Thank you so much! The walnut is our cabinet partner, Decor Cabinets’, natural walnut cabinetry 🙂 No additional stain. Let us know if we can be of further assistance, and it is our pleasure.

    MacKenzie @ Studio M Kitchen & Bath

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