What's inspiring me?... This kitchen, from top to bottom. I enjoy cooking and thus spend lots of time in my kitchen. What I appreciate about this kitchen is it's compact size and stainless wrapped island. Look up and notice how the wood ceiling waterfalls down to the cabinets. Though this is a modern space the walnut wood warms it up. I'm so over granite with all its variation. None here... a calm, cool color palette takes the edge off while whipping up something spectacular after a long work day!
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Radiant Orchid is the Pantone color for 2014. This color is a surprise. We don't use if often yet it can bring a room to life. It mixes well with blue, yellow, green or gray. Try it in various hues like aubergine, lilac, or purple in the same space. The many shades will balance out a room. While we're in winter darker hues are beautiful with jewel tones. Once spring arrives lilac and coordinating pastels are the way to go,
Room by Betsy Burnham
Bedding - Urban Outfitters
Monday, November 25, 2013
I'm excited to be a dealer for Avant Garde fabrics of Canada. Their new collection is rich with lots of vibrant color. When a room needs a pop of color try pillows. Change them often and try different sizes. I'll take pictures of swatches later in the week. Let me know if you see something you like and I'll quote you a price.
Monday, November 11, 2013
At one time I was doing a lot of Craig' List. I love the hunt. A few of my hunted are still in the garage. Now, one has been rescued from the pile and finally redone. I found this settee over a year ago and paid $50 for it. The stripped velvet came from a fabric discount shop. The piece was reupholstered and couldn't be more pleased with the results. The legs were touched up with a darker stain and nail heads removed. I absolutely love the new settee. What a deal.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
There are times when all you need is a little bit of privacy in the kitchen. Keep the sun coming in at the top by hanging a cute cafe curtain like this one. Pick up a two yard remnant at your local fabric store and stitch up a sweet little gem. The cream background and black print tie in with the black brindle edging on the antique white cabinet. Lovely. What do you think?