Sunday, January 30, 2011

white hot kitchens

Per my last post, I thought I'd talk about my love for a nice, white kitchen!

Doing a white kitchen right (in my opinion) is about light, balance & color. Let me explain...

Windows that let in natural light do a huge favor to any kitchen (and especially a white one!) The more windows, the better! But, if you don't have this luxury, and only have one tiny window or no windows at all (yikes!) don't worry! Balanced lighting, no matter if it's lamps, chandeliers, sconces, cabinet lighting, etc. will almost always work... basically ANYTHING will work but cheap fluorescent lighting (gag). Get my drift? :)

When I talk about balance, this could should apply to every room in the house and the kitchen is no exception. Don't clutter the counter tops, island and table with too much junk; a few nice pieces of decor and some greatly used appliances will do.

Color. This can make or break a room. Make sure the colors in the room flow. The main features of the kitchen need to coordinate and flow well. In other words, make sure the cabinets, counter tops, back splash, walls and appliances all flow nicely. Too many colors, patters and textures can look dizzying and mismatched and adding on bad decor can only worsen the problem. So make sure the heart of the room is all together first before you start decorating.
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Saturday, January 29, 2011


As much as I love a white kitchen (and white rooms, in general) I really can't stand white appliances. So no white tubs in this group! :)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Oh, to Dream!

How amazing would it be to have a work/craft/design space like this?! With a library ladder! *sigh* This is something I'd love to do in a high-ceiling garage or attic...

 Also, I would love to will have a closet like this someday. Like an attatched room! The hubs will love it. ;)

This is from an episode of "Dear Genevieve." I googled foreeeeverrrr looking for it and HGTV does not have pictures of it up, only video. Thanks for nothin, HGTV!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Villa Blanca

Everyone watches The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, right?! ;) Well if you do, you must have noticed (dreamt about, salivated over, obsessed over) Lisa Vanderpump's gorrrrrgeous restaurant, Villa Blanca. The style takes after her beautiful home quite a bit but I personally think the restaurant just takes the cake. See for yourself!

How gorgeous is that bottle? I've googled to death searching for somewhere to purchase it with no luck! :( If anyone knows where, I'd love to find out! [Or you can just send me one, I wouldn't oppose to that... ;)  ]

Breath taking right?!