Clockwise from top left: Tile, Grestec; Vintage Table, Sunbury Antiques Market; Curtain in Hollyhock Handblock Fabric by Jean Monro, Turnell & Gigon; Peggy Twin Wall Lamp, Gong; Sage Green Paint, Little Greene; Vintage Cabinet; Scallop Tole Planters, Matilda Goad.
But of all the kitchen’s features, the oxblood-and-cream checkerboard tile that surrounds the stove is the most showstopping—on Instagram, where Goad says it’s a fave, and IRL as well. Its super-relatable origin story is just as likable: She fashioned it from two of the least expensive tiles she could find.
At the front of the house, Goad’s kitchen forgoes cabinetry for a freestanding butcher block table that acts as an island. And who says you can’t have art above your sink? A lack of cupboards makes room for a small framed Faye Wei Wei painting and a retro mid-century wall sconce. Black granite countertops keep everything from feeling too precious, and an arched backsplash with a scalloped edge just above the sink is a move that was as pretty as it was practical: Goad needed to protect the limewash walls from sink water.