Jessica cleared the back wall of the kitchen and created an opening into the dining room. “This change, hands down, had the most impact in transforming our room," she says. "The whole area feels bigger and has a nice traffic flow, and I can now keep one eye on the stove and another on Tripp as he plays in the next room.”
All white walls, cabinets, and countertops also make the space seem bigger. “To keep the room from feeling too flat, I added color and texture with accessories such as curtains and a jute rug,” Jessica says. She reinforced the vintage look of the house with a new tongue-and-groove wood-plank ceiling and a trio of oversize globe lights, a splurge item.
Wall, ceiling, and trim paint: White Dove (OC-17) by Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com.