Good morning, lovelies!

We’re back today with a decorating post…I have so enjoyed writing about our trip to South Africa, and I couldn’t begin to cram it all into one post.  I probably have one post left on the design style there, but I wanted to give you a kitchen update.

So we’re renovating our kitchen.  The main objectives were to replace the countertops & the cabinetry, but we’ll also install some backsplash and a few smaller updates like our faucet, etc.

Bianca Gioia Marble Slabs | perfectly imperfect

We went ahead and brought a sample home from Southside Granite (in Dothan, Alabama), and after some thought, we narrowed down what we’re going with.  Yes, I’m going with marble.  Yes, I know it can stain and scratch.  So do my formica counters–and I just love the marble.  Also, like I mentioned before, I’m totally type B about things like scratches and stains and if I weren’t, I wouldn’t go with marble.

After some weighing, we’re going with Bianca Gioia.  I originally sought carrera, but most slabs are more grey than white.  I really wanted white counters with grey veining, and we love the look of the gioia slabs that came in…

Bianca Gioia Marble Slabs | perfectly imperfect

We’re going with polished on the sides and counter bar area, and we’re honing the island countertops to make them even more durable.

Bianca Gioia Marble Slabs | perfectly imperfect

I’m getting GIDDY with excitement over the renovation & I think we should start ripping out in the next few weeks!  I’ll be posting pictures, videos, and inspiration all along the way.

Bianca Gioia Marble Slabs | perfectly imperfect

I cannot wait to get to the decorating, and to have more efficient use of space with the cabinetry.

Bianca Gioia Marble Slabs | perfectly imperfect

So far the folks at Southside Granite have been a DREAM to work with, and I couldn’t be more excited to see the countertops after we install!!  We’re down at the beach condo this week, painting bathroom cabinets and furniture, so I’ll be back with more cabinet/furniture/decorating updates all week.

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