Here's some "befores" when I did our first walk through after our offer was accepted, just to jog your memory of what we were starting with:
And when we started to work on our house during the in-between phase of our renters leaving + us moving in:
Nothing in our home had been updated since 1993 when it was built (or so it seemed...) so we were very excited to give our kitchen a little bit of character and bring it up to speed on our style. Austen found a furniture company who also make kitchen islands to design and build an island and matching cabinet for our coffee bar. They stained the butcher block tops to match our dining table, which was handmade in the 1970's and given to us by Austen's grandmother. We asked for a sage green on the base of both and love the pop of color while still feeling very neutral.