Thursday, March 17, 2011

Eat in Kitchens

So this idea is a little outside the box, in my opinion. Eat-in Kitchens. Ok, I guess it's not that different from an island, but the concept is cool. It seems like a great idea for houses with limited space, but enough room inside the kitchen to set a table and chairs. I've always loved the look of an old rustic dining table and rustic wood islands, so this is kinda like combining the two. I think it's an interesting idea for casual dining. Can't decide if I'd want to pull this look in my own home, but it looks good in pictures! What do you think?

 Picture this with chairs around it...
 Small breakfast area attached to the cabinetry.

Friday, March 4, 2011

I got the Blues...

Man, it's been awhile since I posted! Sorry about that, I've been busy at work which is good. After flipping through the most recent issue of Traditional Home, I was informed that Navy is the new trend color. I used to think of Navy as being kind of boring and preppy, but mixed with more modern fabrics and furniture and the right accent colors, you have yourself a pretty happenin' room! I've personally never been a fan of blue blue, but I am drawn to aqua and turquoise which is obviously a shade of blue. I also thought I never really liked Navy, but after seeing some of these pics, I may have to change my mind. I don't think I could do it in my own home, but I would love to see it in someone elses! A friend of mine is planning to incorporate Navy in her interiors and specifically her Kitchen cabinets. I can't wait to see the finished product! I think it will look great contrasting with her warm wood counters. I am especially drawn to the Navy interiors that have shades of orange and rust as the accent colors. It's such a warm contrast and really help evoke a more earthy vibe.