What’s Trending in Kitchens

Product selection by Krizia Villanueva | Photography by Shanna Wolf

Designer Krizia Villanueva of Madison-based Oak & Olive Design Studio curated an of-the-moment mood board for an inspirational kitchen.

Above, clockwise from top left:

  • Floor tile (Villanueva notes this would be ideal laid in a herringbone pattern), FLOOR360
  • gray fabric (great for draperies, she adds), Creative Energy
  • Benjamin Moore Simply White paint sample, benjaminmoore.com
  • Greenwood cabinet pull in matte bronze, $22, schoolhouse.com
  • Cambria quartz countertop in Ironsbridge, cambriausa.com
  • white oak cabinet sample; Chasing Paper Crossing Lines wallpaper, $45 and up, chasingpaper.com
  • Fireclay Tile in Cypress, $45, fireclaytile.com.
    All prices upon request unless noted.


Build out the room with these expert picks.


Villanueva shares her décor favorites.

  • Classic and contemporary, this Maude Flush Mount light fixture has a lovely silhouette. I also like the Altona Barebulb Chandelier. $299 & $1,209, rejuvenation.com
  • This Slope indoor/outdoor bar stool is a perfect mix of materials. The slight curvature of the seat back sure seems inviting. $399, westelm.com
  • Soft gray and sage tones will always have my heart. This Reef jute rug would look stunning in a dining area to break up the wood tones and add a soft, yet grounding, touch underfoot. $699, westelm.com
  • I own this planter, and it adds a happy energy to my home. I’d love to see this color combined with all of the other details here! $13, wildewoodshop.co
  • This Santa Rosa plank dining table’s warmth echoes the kitchen and is incredibly inviting to gather around. $749, westelm.com


Krizia Villanueva of Oak & Olive Design Studio switched fields to interior design after an six-year career in occupational therapy.

“It took a long time for me to figure out my path and what the heck I’m doing,” she laughs. “Renovations and remodels are what I mostly do with clients — and I love it!”

In her designs, she loves using wood accents, warmer tones and wallpaper — which is why she chose all three for her mood board. She envisions the products and materials on these pages used in a kitchen.

“I love a mixture of feminine and masculine elements. I want all of my spaces to feel like you can invite someone in to sit down and have a sense of comfort all around them.”

Find Villanueva at @oakolivestudio and oakolivestudio.com.

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