• Thu. Nov 26th, 2020

Hopefully you didn’t notice that I ghosted on Friday…..I mean all the days are running together right:)  

Seriously though on the scale of “I am so important that people will be sad and stay in bed all day if I don’t post”…..to “I am about as significant as a drop of rain” are always in the forefront of my brain.  I know…..I am not looking for affirmation….. I just think it’s just a symptom of my life right now.

No matter how I feel I try to get up everyday….make the bed and get dressed.  Some days I am more productive than others.  It is so easy to get stuck in the muck of my life.  Ugh.

Since most of my design work lately is not dealing with soft goods….it more about picking tile, lighting, plumbing and paint colors I thought I would just throw out a trend I am seeing.

Look….nobody loves a white kitchen more than me.  In 1994 when we renovated this house the trend was light maple cabinets but I picked white thinking it was timeless and classic.  BOY…..am I glad I listened to my instincts!

Anyway I am seeing a trend lately of a slight softening of white and going towards a very light beige/gray.  I am not mad at it.

Let’s discuss.


Here is the plan that I am working on.  I picked BM Revere Pewter for the cabinet color with BM China White as the color for the walls.  The piece of wood represents that the island be a stained wood….not actually that color…..but to show how wood really warms up a space.  The countertops I selected are Caesarstone Calacatta Nuvo.

Anyway……


This is from DeVol Kitchens.


I adore this one with black accents from Prairie Home Styling.



Love Love this one also…..


Here are some of my favorite “instead of white” colors.  She actually did not go with the color I picked but chose SW Mindful gray which is a little darker.  I am sure it will still be pretty!.

You know what’s funny…..BM Revere Pewter looks white when it is not against white!  I found that out at the Madison Project.

Back in February of 2017 I did a post called Goodbye Gray Hello Beige.  Of course I got some flak about it from people who were still loving gray.  Helloooooo…..I am not the authority people it is just my opinion…hee hee.

Yesterday I went over to a friends house to help with some styling.  We started in the bedroom after a trip to HG’s.

She has tall ceilings and the first thing I noticed were how short the pictures were on both side of the bed.  My immediate thought was 2 tall mirrors and then lean the art work giving the room height.


It made such a big difference!  They also acted like 2 windows and really brightened up the space.


I love the lamps she found at HG’s also.  Neither of us can still believe that we found those 2 mirrors so fast that day and such a deal…..79.00 each.  Heavy iron frames.

I could kick myself for not taking before shots!  What kind of blogger am I?  Crikey.

Alrighty then….last week I walked 67 miles so now of course I have to beat that right:)

Y’all be kind.

Shayfab



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