The kitchen is the work area and heart of our homes. In the kitchen we cook, we eat, we talk. We often say our hellos and good byes.
This post isn't so much about how to layout your kitchen for function. This is about making your kitchen your own, visually and aesthetically.
Adding color, your color, makes that kitchen yours.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
The eating area of this kitchen features the Scalamandre' wallcovering Baldwin Bamboo. I mentioned that pattern here a few posts ago. It is a wonderful wallcovering and a great way to add color. The designer for this kitchen is Ashley Whittaker.
Designer Erin Martin's use of decorative painting on the walls and ceiling of this kitchen creates an outstanding effect of color and pattern. Beautiful
Leave a comment. Which look is your style?
photos from www.housebeautiful.com
Thursday, April 22, 2010
The Chicago 2010 Dream Home at the Merchandise Mart is glorious and ready to be seen by the world.
The sitting room was created with an opera star client in mind. Designers Monica Pedersen and Becky McCallum designed a brilliant room highlighted by the Scalamandre' hot pink velvet on the sofa.
The living room is that of an art collector. Designers Alex Jordan and Dan Smieszny created a setting filled with artifacts of their imagined client. The green walls are the perfect background to their natural palette.
Monday, April 12, 2010
The new Barcelona Collection from Designers Guild is bright, vivacious and bold. The printed fabrics showcase graphic modern flowers in fresh lively colors. Seeing the fabrics up close in the showroom adds a whole other level of appreciation for this dynamic collection.
The collection includes beautiful embroidered silks as well as printed silks. Each have exquisite details and an amazing range of colors. The showroom samples give the opportunity to view the full repeat of these lustrous patterns.
The collection also includes a graphic architectural pattern on linen and a printed silk with the look of a hand drawing.
The Pavilion Collection is stunning.
Leave a comment. I'd like to know what you think of these fabrics.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
The look of paisley was painted on more than one happy butterfly.
Spring is here.
More delightful light fixtures from Stray Dog Designs. First the Little Debbie Sconce. The blue and green color combination is perfect and pretty. The fixture is hand cut and shaped from recyclable tin. Little Debbie is 20"high X 11" wide.
Next is the Alice Pendant. The buds and blooms on the bright green background are delightfully charming. This fixture is handmade on recyclable tin. The Alice Pendant is 18" high X 18"diameter.
Monday, April 5, 2010
The Wanderlust chandelier is made of hand blown glass balls. The spiral shape is 43" high and 20" in diameter. This contemporary chandelier in a silver leaf finish would add a dramatic effect to a high ceilinged entry.
Chandelier from Currey and Co.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Lighting adds so much to a room. This Candy Stripe Pendant from Stray Dog Designs would be wonderful in a breakfast area or over a game table in a family room. The combination of painted stripes and blue glass finial add a whimsical element.
Light fixture from Stray Dog Designs
Thursday April 15 is Shopping Day at Target for the Habitat For Humanity Project. If you would like to participate I will be at the Target in Brentwood from 5-7pm. Purchases can be made from the list of items needed for the Habitat Homes. I am working on House Two. Hope to see you April 15.