May 28, 2011

Kitchen Progress Report

Before




In Progress



My Inspiration


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!


XO,
Heather

9 comments:

  1. Its lovely! Very warm and I love the smell of fresh herbs on a summer day!

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  2. Very nice! So glad that I got to see it in person! Just beautiful...and so "you". Great job friend!

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  3. Wow, this was inspiring! You kitchen looks just lovely!!! The art gallery- idea I love! As you know I´m working on something quite the same in my own kitchen:)!
    The wall color turned out great and I love the bamboo shades- makes the area so much more 'airy'. The wingback chair in the first photo is adorable- will you keep it?'
    I think it´s hard to give you any advice on the new fabric...I´m, not sure what I think of it just yet. Once put in place it might just look all fab!
    I´m sure the final result will be just brilliuant and I can´t wait to see more of this!!! You will keep us updated throughout the process right:)!?
    xoxo
    //Tina

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  4. looks amazing! Good job. I am so in love with the blinds. The picture wall is looking great.

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  5. Heather, I think it looks fantastic. It all goes together seamlessly. If I had to pick a favorite part it would be the pictures but I have to say that I love the fabric too!

    Thank you for your kind words on my blog,
    Karyn

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  6. Love the art going all the way to the ceiling! It will be fun to watch it all come together. Need/want, is there a difference? A Persian runner would look great.

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  7. Yay, yay, yay! It's coming along so nicely, Heather. The color on the wall is so great, and the eclectic look of the frames and art is perfect. I have to tell you that I really like your chandelier -- every space needs a little black to ground things. And one more thing, I love those shelves with your dishes displayed on them. Keep going, because what you are doing is good stuff.

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  8. The paint color really warms up the area as do the bamboo shades. I like where you are going with everything!

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