What happens when you move from a farmhouse in upstate New York to the suburbs of Portland with your two daughters? First, you really miss your soapstone counters and authentic bead-board ceilings. And then you stop sulking and you make your home YOUR OWN with intentional updates. This family has personality...it was my mission to bring that into the kitchen with art, vintage rugs, and handmade tile. We kept the kitchen’s original layout and gave it a huge makeover with new countertops, backsplash tile, and fresh paint on the island and cabinets.