Before and After: HGTV’s “Home Again with the Fords” Turned This Space Into a Scandi-Inspired Kitchen with Lots of Texture

updated Mar 3, 2021
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Before: Dining room with green walls and carpeting
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In the latest episode of HGTV’s “Home Again with the Fords,” siblings Steve and Leanne Ford are tasked with designing a home for a couple that wanted a kitchen made for gathering.

In the episode, couple Jenna and Kevin just purchased a historic Victorian in Aspinwall, Penn. Not only did they buy the house because of close proximity to their cousins (as in right across the street), but upon stepping inside, they could envision a cozy space that combined their love for Scandinavian design, natural colors, and texture — they just needed Leanne and Steve’s help to bring that to life.

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Arguably the most important thing to Jenna and Kevin was creating a kitchen where their friends and family could comfortably sit together and break bread. To make that happen, Steve knocked down a wall dividing their current small kitchen and dining space. With new square footage to play around with, Leanne brought in a large white dining table with wooden chairs, with an original Noguchi lantern hanging above to contribute an airy feel.

Leanne and Steve painted the kitchen walls with limewash — crushed limestone mixed with water and color — which created a mottled effect that delivered a nuance of nature. Additionally, they installed warm wood kitchen cabinets that contrasted nicely with the white countertops, backsplash, and floating shelves.

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Credit: HGTV

Outside of the kitchen, the Fords wanted to carve out a smaller area that served as a mudroom. Since green is Kevin’s favorite color, Leanne made sure to let a deep green shine throughout the mudroom — from the window and door frame that led into the kitchen, to the bistro chairs placed in front of it. An extremely special detail worth noting (that was also green) was the checkered tiled floors, which were hand-painted and gave the room a natural, organic feel to it.

To watch the entire renovation unfold and must-see reactions that come with it, be sure to catch the episode of “Home Again with the Fords” on HGTV.

Home Again with the Fords” airs Tuesdays at 9/8 central on HGTV.