|Andy & Kate Spades Home - via Selby|
I really fell in love with the warmth of this room. I also love the eclectic gallery of art that goes all the way to the ceiling!
I spend most of my time in the kitchen so this project has been really important to me. I wanted my kitchen to feel like an extension of my home, not a cold, untextured space that many kitchens fall into. I added natural linen parson chairs ( two more on the way) and bamboo shades to add texture. The previous roman shades were nice, but it felt country to me. I also switched out the table for a Duncan Phyfe I found on Craigslist for 100 bucks! Again the white barn table was screaming country. I painted the walls a deep gray-green. A color you wouldn't normally see in a kitchen, but I was going for unexpected.
The chandelier has been a sore subject. I think it is ok, but awhile back I purchased my dream fixture by Thomas O'Brien. It came in the mail and it was just not the right scale. I was crushed, but at almost 400 bucks I decided I didn't want to settle. I am still on the lookout.
I still have the the valance above my sink that I would like to get reupholstered. I picked up this fabric liking the salmon color with a vine of textured linen woven in. I'm just not sold yet. What do you think?
I am really liking the gallery wall in the kitchen. It has become a conversation started at dinner parties. I found frames and some prints at GoodWill, making it a really inexpensive project. I am filling in the above area slowly but surely.
Last but not least, I would love to get an old Persian runner to go from one end of my cabinets to the stove! The problem is I have a very nice sisal rug that is in good shape. I don't neeeeeed it. Ho hummmm.
So that is my kitchen progress report. I would love any suggestions from you!
P.S. In the summer I bring my herb garden inside. I love when a breeze comes through I smell fresh basil and mint!