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A Gorgeous Home Makeover With Sherwin Williams Alabaster

Posted on March 12, 2023 by KylieMawdsley
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When it comes to my fave things to work on, NOTHING gets me more excited than a big fat glass of wine client who wants to KEEP their existing finishes and needs the right PAINT COLOR to save the day.

And it aint just paint that saved this featured home from itself; it’s also a homeowner with some MAAAD decorating and photography skills. Who IS this multi-talented homeowner? Jenna Christian (Instagram / BLOG) is a girl after my own heart when it comes to style and casual home living (if you love Studio McGee, you’ll LOVE Jenna!).

So without further ado, let’s take a boo at this lovely home…

Jenna Christian blog, Sherwin Williams Alabaster paint colour on walls in living room, Casual style. Kylie M Edesign


In her Online Paint Color Consultation, Jenna was hoping for a white paint color that she could use not only on her kitchen cabinets but also on her walls and trim – enter Sherwin Williams Alabaster.

Alabaster is a soft, warm white, warmer than MOST of the other popular warm whites without going overly yellow. With its LRV of 82, it’s on the low end of the white range, but as long as it’s the BRIGHTEST white in the space, it will act accordingly. However, partner it with a more true white, and Alabaster will look more yellow in comparison.

BEFORE: the wood cabinets had a LOT of grain, pink undertones, and those DARN exposed hinges…

Wood kitchen cabinets before painted edesign

If you have cabinets like these, there’s a LOT you can do without replacing them. However, Jenna and the hubs wanted a fresh new look with new cabinet doors, hidden hinges, and a new range hood/stove configuration.

AFTER: I have no words…

Sherwin Williams Alabaster warm white painted wood cabinets, black granite countertop, wood floor. beige backsplash tile, Kylie M Interiors Edesign, Jenna Christians home

Just joking #ilovetohearmyselftalk.

Going back to my point of loving projects where the homeowner KEEPS some of the existing finishes, this is the perfect example of using your money wisely to create a BEAUTIFUL space. Sure, they could’ve put in a new subway tile backsplash and quartz countertops. Heck, they could’ve replaced the floor while they were at it – but they didn’t need to, as a great paint color and THOUGHTFUL styling did the job. Oh, and they saved a WHACK load of money in the process.

This kitchen just makes me like 10 KINDS of happy…

Painted white kitchen cabinets, black granite countertop, beige taupe backsplash tile, Sherwin Williams Alabaster cabinets, Kylie M and Jenna Christian

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You might’ve also noticed that the microwave and oven disappeared. Jenna and her husband don’t believe you NEED these appliances to have a well-functioning kitchen. Or maybe they’re on the wall to the right – wink wink.


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BEFORE: insert awkward whistling here…

Dining room before edesign

AFTER: I hope I’m invited for dinner…

Sherwin Williams Alabaster, dining room with black modern farmhouse style chanderlier, oversized artwork mural. Kylie M INteriors Edesign, Jenna Christians home

I’m not usually one for murals, but I freakin’ LOVE how Jenna created a focal point in her dining room. BTW, if you like the fixtures and furnishings in Jenna’s home, she has links to many of them on her BLOG’S SHOP PAGE!

And no, Jenna didn’t ask me to write this blog post, which is in sponsored. I’m sharing it with you as I’m grateful to Jenna for hiring me for her beautiful home and because I’m just slightly OBSESSED with it. It’s also CHOCK A BLOCK FULL of inspiring ideas for you and your home!


BEFORE: I’ll let you decide for yourself how you feel about this space…

Fireplace with tv, round black chandelier, wall paint Sherwin Williams Alabaster, neutral home decor. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, Jenna Christian home

AFTER: Ummm, are we even in the same home?

Living room, transitional style furniture, home decor, wall paint warm white Sherwin Williams Alabaster, fireplace and tv, Kylie M Interiors Edesign, Jenna Christian home

What’s new? Other than the furnishings, you’ll see gorgeous red oak flooring, the removal of old blinds, the same light fixture I have in MY living room, and maaaaybe even a new fireplace surround. The mantel’s still the same, though.

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Notice how in the BEFORE photos, the arched windows look as awkward as me in high heels. But now, by blending them in and softening their lines, the arched windows look more like a purposeful architectural detail – THANK YOU, SHERWIN WILLIAMS ALABASTER!

Fireplace with tv, round black chandelier, wall paint Sherwin Williams Alabaster, neutral home decor. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, Jenna Christian home

Sherwin Williams Alabaster in transitional modern style living room, fireplace and tv, home decor, neutral palette. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, Jenna Christian home

And check out this lovely little corner of the world…oh my heart.

Sherwin Williams Alabaster warm white paint color on walls and trim, Anthropologie chair, Jenna Christian blog, Kylie M Edesign


While the bathroom doesn’t involve Alabaster, it does involve two other beautiful shades.

BEFORE: I’m sure the finishes in this bathroom look familiar to a lot of people, especially those living in 90s homes

Bathroom before edesign

AFTER: There was no sense in changing the LAYOUT, and doing so would have added to the cost considerably. But other than the corner tub, you’re looking at all new finishes in this lovely loo!

Sherwin Williams On the Rocks, HIgh Reflective White bathroom, corner bathtub, white vanity, marble look quartz counterto, wainscoting, Kylie M Interiors, Jenna Christian

The bathroom has us stepping away from Alabaster as it’s too warm for the finishes in this space. Instead, we went for Sherwin Williams On the Rocks on the walls with Pure White on the board and batten, tub paneling, and vanity…

Sherwin Williams High Reflective White painted vanity, marble look quartz countertop, board and batten, arched mirrors, On the Rocks Sherwin. Kylie M Interiors Edesign

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So there you have it! Have you picked up some inspiring ideas for your home? Looking for MORE inspiration? Check these out…


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Chat soon,

Kylie M Interiors Edesign, signature, online paint colour consultant using Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams paint colours. DIY update advice ideas


  1. Hi Kylie – I appreciate your videos and have learned SO much. I love Alabaster and am currently looking for a good paint color for my great room/kitchen/dining area. The cabinets are Alabaster, as is the trim, so I am looking for something warm without going too beige. It is new construction. What are your thoughts on Sherwin Williams “Maison Blanche?”

  2. Hi Kylie,
    My kitchen cabinets have “oranged out’ over the years. Now, the wall paint that touches the cabinets and the granite doesn’t look right at all.
    Are you able to suggest a paint color so that I don’t have to remove the cabinets or countertops? The backsplash is cream-colored subway tiles. I can send a picture if you are able to suggest a paint color that
    won’t be too white.
    Thank you very much.

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