Happily Eva After Kitchen Reveal

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The bright, open, and airy kitchen of lifestyle blogger Eva Amurri Martino in connecticut featuring a big carrara marble island

Welcome to my kitchen! Growing up, the kitchen was always the heart of our home.  We had an open floor plan where the dining room table was right next to the kitchen, and as kids we were always hanging out either at the kitchen counter on stools, or at the dining table.  I think we maybe went in to our “Living Room” twice in ten years!  Being so used to “the action” happening around the kitchen, it has definitely become something that I look for in homes of my own.  In our last house, we congregated in the kitchen and area next to it all the time, but it wasn’t the greatest entertaining space.  When we knew we were moving, a stellar, open Kitchen was the number one priority on our list! When we walked in to our Connecticut home for the first time and turned the corner in to the Kitchen and Family Room area, Kyle and I both fell in love.  I just adored how much light it gets and that it looks over the pool and yard area, with an open floor plan.  The huge marble island stole my heart as well! Swooooooon!!! Even though the kitchen needed very minimal “work”, my main design goal was to really lighten and brighten the space to reflect the airy mood.  I focused on bringing in lots of whites, and adding natural pops of color with plants and flowers.  I love how it feels traditional, but with that industrial edge that I love so much.  Cooking in my new kitchen has been so much fun, and I can truly say that I can envision my family growing in here for generations to come.

The "before" shot of Eva Amurri Martino's Connecticut Kitchen before renovations

The "before" shot of Eva Amurri Martino's kitchen in connecticut before renovations

Eva Amurri Martin of lifestyle blog Happily Eva After chopping vegetables in her white and bright kitchen in connecticut with industrial accents

An entrance view of lifestyle blogger Eva Amurri Martino's white and bright kitchen in connecticut, featuring a huge marble island, skylights, and views of the pool and yard

A close up of a tablescape with family photos in Michael Aram orchid motif frames on the marble kitchen island in Eva Amurri Martino's Connecticut home

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle blog Happily Eva After in her white and bright kitchen in her connecticut home

close up of the potted succulents in a galvanized metal planter in the light and airy kitchen of lifestyle blogger Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After

The light, bright, and white kitchen of Eva Amurri Martino in her new Connecticut Home.  Industrial accents and huge white marble kitchen island

The stovetop range in the light and bright kitchen of lifestyle blogger Eva Amurri Martino in her new home in connecticut

A few of the potted succulents in industrial planters on the white carrara marble kitchen island in lifestyle blogger Eva Amurri Martino's Connecticut home


A view of the modern black and white kitchen table are of Eva Amurri Martino's connecticut home


The kitchen table area of Eva Amurri Martino's Connecticut home, featuring a stark white kitchen table and white shaker chairs

Hand thrown black and white vases on the mantle in the kitchen table area of Eva Amurri Martino's Connecticut Home

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Design Credits:

Kitchen Range: Wolf

Dishwashers:  Miele

Refrigerator & Freezer:  Sub-Zero

Kitchen Table: Crate & Barrel

Kitchen Chairs: Crate & Barrel

Counter Stools:  CB2

Pendant Lights: Schoolhouse Electric

Succulents & Planters: Terrain

Tiered Fruit Basket: Sur La Table (similar)

Ikat Table Runner: World Market

Silver Tray:  Michael Aram

Silver Orchid Frames:  Michael Aram

White and Grey Vase:  Robert Siegel Studio

Pots:  Le Creuset, in “Ocean”

Black and White Planters:  Robert Siegel Studio

Wall Clock:  CB2


Photographs by Stephanie Elliott Photography


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  1. Lisa says:

    Your kitchen is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing.

    10.12.16 Reply
  2. Kendra says:

    The amount of natural light that fills your kitchen! I can just imagine sipping coffee at the counter and enjoying the fall colors in the backyard. Gorgeous!

    What material are the black counter tops? Are they matte? If so do you find that you can always see streaks and spots? We’re hoping to renovate our kitchen in the next couple of years and I love a white kitchen with dark counters but I need it to be easy maintenance.

    10.12.16 Reply
    • Averill says:

      I have honed black granite in my current kitchen and it hides all manner of sins/streaks/spots/etc. In our first home, we had polished black granite and it showed EVERY speck of dust….so if you’re going dark, definitely suggest honed over polished!

      10.12.16 Reply
      • Kendra says:

        I just looked at some pictures. Very nice! Thanks for the tip. ☺️

        10.12.16 Reply
  3. Sue says:

    I can see your family and friends enjoying many great times in that great kitchen. You know I love to cook and bake…I could spend days there and you’d never see me! LOL A GREAT KITCHEN FOR HOLIDAY GIFT MAKING!

    Enjoy your last days as a family of 3….Love to you, Kyle, Lowie and Baby Boy Martino!

    Auntie Sue

    10.12.16 Reply
  4. Leslie M. says:

    I love the white cabinets and dark hardware, it adds warmth back into the room and looks timeless!

    10.12.16 Reply
  5. Pam says:

    Gorgeous!! But I must say, that floor is my face ???

    10.12.16 Reply
  6. Alessan says:

    Ok I’m falling more and more in love with this house by the minute. Do you guys live in the suburbs or in the country becauseit looks like you have a ton of land 🙂 oh and when do we get to see your master suite and closet… Can’t wait! I bet its gorgeous.

    10.12.16 Reply
  7. Azalia says:

    Ohhh-Eeemmmm-Geeeee this is such a dream of a kitchen!! You can never go wrong with all white. I mean.. ?????

    10.12.16 Reply
  8. lilly s says:

    Im not sure if anyone asked or if you’ve mentioned before or not, but that floor is gorgeous and was wondering what its called and where you got it from? Thanks!

    10.12.16 Reply
  9. Andrea says:

    So glad you are enjoying the home. It looks great!!!

    10.15.16 Reply
  10. Kendra says:

    I hope you don’t mind, but I find myself wandering back to this post from time to time to drool over your kitchen. But I just realized that you have 2 dishwashers and I was wondering why you choose to have a second dishwasher instead of using that space for something else such as a wine fridge or the microwave?

    10.25.16 Reply
  11. Ali says:

    Did you white-wash the existing floors or do something to them?

    OR did you put in entirely new floors?


    05.31.17 Reply
    • They were reclaimed oak floors but the stain was dark and orange-y. We stripped them and put a primer (white) over, and then sealed them. We did not use a stain!

      06.07.17 Reply
  12. Sally O says:

    Oh Em Gee. I see that table I like. Thanks!

    02.08.18 Reply
  13. Claudia says:

    Can you tell me who is the artist of the black and withe picture above the chimney? Thanks

    10.09.18 Reply