Tour a Kitchen With an Eclectic Mix of Styles

The recipe for this San Marcos, TX, kitchen: farmhouse charm, retro kitsch and a fun modern twist.

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White Kitchen With Mint Cabinets and a Floral Island

Colorful, Eclectic Kitchen With Shiplap

HGTV Magazine presents this colorful kitchen with shiplap walls, blue-green cabinets and a floral wallpapered island.

Photo by: Caleb Ruckel/Twist Tours

Caleb Ruckel/Twist Tours

This family's kitchen remodel was featured in HGTV Magazine!

Texas Family in Their Newly-Renovated Home

This family's kitchen remodel was featured in HGTV Magazine!

Photo by: Caleb Ruckel/Twist Tours

Caleb Ruckel/Twist Tours

Joey Taylor, a vice president for a construction company, and Crystal, a buyer for a construction company, moved into their home in San Marcos, Texas, in 2015. The century-old house hadn't been renovated since the '80s and was ripe for a redo. After living with the dated space for years, they finally embarked on a kitchen remodel in 2022. Now they have a whimsical, farmhouse-inspired spot their whole family loves.

Before: Drab and Damaged

Although the original cabinets were white and checkerboard floors have a retro feel, the space was uninspiring, and the vinyl floors were cracked.

Before: A Dated Kitchen With Vinyl Checkerboard Floors

Before: A Dated and Drab Kitchen in Texas

This Texas kitchen was remodeled and featured in HGTV Magazine!

Photo by: Courtesy of homeowners

Courtesy of homeowners

After: Mixing Things Up

After more than four months of renovating, this space still has kitschy vibes but with cool, modern touches that express the family's personal style.

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen With Shiplap and Blue Cabinets

Eclectic Blue and White Kitchen in Texas

Photo by: Caleb Ruckel/Twist Tours

Caleb Ruckel/Twist Tours

White Floors

"The house (built in 1907) caught fire in the ’80s, so we assumed the original wood under the vinyl tile would be damaged," says Crystal. Surprisingly, the floor was in good shape, and they were able to freshen it up with white paint.

Mint Cabinets

Blue cabinets were the plan, but when Crystal ordered the Big Chill fridge in fire-engine red, she reconsidered: “I worried it would look like the 4th of July in here,” she says. She found this pretty blue-green through her cabinet company, MC Surfaces. The brass pulls are from Anthropologie.

Multicolor Kitchen With Mint Cabinets and a Floral Wallpapered Island

Colorful, Eclectic Kitchen With Shiplap

HGTV Magazine presents this colorful kitchen with shiplap walls, blue-green cabinets and a floral wallpapered island.

Photo by: Caleb Ruckel/Twist Tours

Caleb Ruckel/Twist Tours

So Much Shiplap

The old kitchen was covered in shiplap, but it was in need of repair. The Taylors ripped it all out and installed new planks on the walls and ceiling. “We loved the look and wanted to preserve some of the original farmhouse character,” Crystal says.

White Kitchen With Mint Cabinets and a Wallpapered Island

Colorful, Eclectic Kitchen With Shiplap

HGTV Magazine presents this colorful kitchen with shiplap walls, blue-green cabinets and a floral wallpapered island.

Photo by: Caleb Ruckel/Twist Tours

Caleb Ruckel/Twist Tours

Floral Island

Crystal wanted to inject a little femininity into the room, so she wallpapered the island base with this poppy print from Anthropologie. She chose the acrylic CB2 stools because they don’t block the view.

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