Back to reality – we had finished the mantle above the range. Of course I *could* have stopped there. But really, I couldn’t. I had seen the pullout spice rack cabinets and thought they would look oh-so-lovely on either side. Problem was, NO cabinets fit the dimensions we were left with…GRRRR. I told my husband though, that I didn’t think it would be a problem because I was *pretty* sure I saw a ...Read More
Taking Plain, Stock Kitchen Cabinets and Making Them Look Custom…and Expensive
Unless you are willing to shell out oodles of money (and I’m talking $100k +) for a custom kitchen, you need to work with stock cabinets. But, all is not lost – there are many ways to make them look custom and take them beyond what is the norm. Since I adore historic homes, I had decided upon 12′ ceilings. At one point in my kitchen design, I had thought about ...Read More
More Kitchen Inspiration in Whites and Creams
Following up to my previous post on drool-worthy, dream kitchens, here are more kitchen designs in white/light shades meant to inspire. Although lovely, they are without a doubt exorbitantly expensive, but all the features aren’t. Sometimes switching out a light fixture, faucet, paint, accessories and/or cushions can breathe new life into a kitchen. Just stunning! Why? Because it’s different. A new, fresh take on the standard island and cabinet front… A beautiful chandelier, brackets (an ...Read More
You Asked for It: Kitchens with Color!
I am so sorry this took so long!!! I wanted to offset the white kitchens I’ve shown with some colorful options, however, it was not an easy endeavor. I had a few, but I wanted to show a large range to cover everyone’s style…. I had imagined splashes of vibrant colors, but those were usually on the walls offsetting white cabinets. While I did find some with vibrant colors, I mostly found a trend towards ...Read More
There were a couple of comments from my Pretty in Pink post, which showed my daughter’s room, regarding readers redoing their daughters’ rooms, so I thought maybe some pictures of additional children’s room may help. Now, before everyone turns away that is not redoing a child’s room, keep in mind that all interior design photos can show something that can be used in a different application. For example, the first picture has things ...Read More