Friday, September 26, 2008

Oh, who was I kidding???

I've decided to go with green for my kitchen... happy, sharp, acidy, lovely, new life greeeeeen. I was having way too much trouble deciding on a color so I decided to just go with what I love. I'm not too concerned with all of my kitchen stuff being green because I've picked a lighter shade for the walls, and I actually really love monochromatic schemes. Anyway, I plan on painting this weekend so here's hoping I made a good decision. That's the color in the upper left.

Friday, September 12, 2008


Imagine my surprise when I stumbled into my kitchen this morning and found myself face to face with a thieving squirrel. I must have left my kitchen window open last night and squirrely here was lookin for a snack. I really wasn't that surprised considering this little dude used to steal from Maya's kitchen (godiva chocolates no less) before she got a screen. Anyway, he picked the wrong apartment as I have, in terms of edible food, exactly two bulbs of garlic. And yes, he was doing that little dance...

Chris from Three Graces suggested incorporating some squirrel imagery into the decor for my kitchen, which I think is an excellent idea. Besides, I've always loved this squirrel money box from Generate Design... house warming gift?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Baby Loves Persimmon!

So I finally went to the bossman with my peach tile conundrum and he suggested I paint the walls a deeper more vibrant shade of the peach tile... so a persimmon or deep coral color. Actually, he thought I should paper the kitchen in this gorgeous custom wallpaper but I'm not sure how I would afford that idea. I'm not too surprised with his color suggestion as coral/salmon is one of the boss's "go to" colors. I personally don't normally gravitate towards red but the idea started to grow on me and I realized that I actually really love that beautiful soft shade of red that has a lot of orange in it. I think it would make for a very cozy, warm kitchen. Anyway, here are some pictures to illustrate the color I have in mind.

A William Morris fabric. The coral acanthus leaf is amazing with the black background and look! it's paired with that pale peach too.
I'm in love with this juicy chair that is in our showroom. So so pretty.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Put it on the line...

I'm lucky enough to have a wonderful view of the clotheslines hung from the back windows of my building. They can actually be quite lovely or ridiculous depending on what people string up.

Modern Marvel!

Look! I painted my kitchen! gotcha... I still can't make a freaking decision, so when my lovely neighbor Maya Judd suggested I download the "Personal Color Viewer" from the Benjamin Moore website I thought "what the hell?" It looks kind of fakey, especially any of the greens for some reason, but maybe it will help me get a sense of the direction I should go in. Thoughts?

I'm kind of digging the pink matched to the tile and then I can do tons of green accents... like two of these amazing chairs from Modernica that I LOVE in front of each window with a little cafe table inbetween.