I may be back in the office this week, but an overabundance of jet lag, emails, photos to edit and a general denial that my summer in Italy is over has made it a bit tough to get back on my blogging game. For that, I apologize. I’m determined to chip away and get eager to share all my Italy travel guides, the myriad of design updates I’m working away on and so much more. Sadly my brain works faster than fingers on the keyboard. So for now, I’m just going to keep chipping away, but then I spied this bright and cheery kitchen that stopped me in my tracks and made me smile, so I had to share immediately as I thought it might brighten your week too.
It just so happens that this lovely space belong to my amazingly talented friend Rosy, so it’s no wonder the design is picture perfect. I actually shared this kitchen in this post after I hosted this event in Rosy’s beautiful home. The change from this kitchen’s previous look is rather dramatic. As someone who very publicly eschews the use of color, I don’t know that I would ever think to paint my kitchen peach, but after seeing the affect of this amazing makeover I’m all for it.
The secret to success when using a hue like this, is to use it as a pop of color. I actually did something similar, albeit with a dark hue, in the Sunset Bungalow project. Using color as an accent gives a room an extra dimension and a jolt of interest. Imagine if the kitchen niche was simply white. You’d hardly even notice it at all. I also love the addition of shelf, painted in the same peach hue. It adds another layer of texture and it quite practical in a kitchen. You always want a (good looking) kitchen tool or two at the ready.
While certainly a touch feminine, the dark woods and mix of terracotta tones keep things from tipping too girlie.
I spy the perfect amount of terrazzo with that nicely placed tray.
I don’t know about you, but this is the midweek pick-me-up that I needed!
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photography by seth smoot for domino magazine
What do you think?
I absolutely love the painting on the wall on the 3rd picture – is there any way to figure out where that is from?
It’s by the artist Annie Clark. You can find her on Instagram
I’m as equally surprised to see just how beautiful a peach kitchen can be! I would love to see the before photos of the kitchen to see the total transformation. I’m in the process of choosing colors for my kitchen update right now and this peach color has me rethinking everything! Do you know if her cabinets are brand new or if she painted them to update the look? It looks gorgeous! And I’m wondering if I should go with my gut and hire professional cabinet painters or do it myself.. any thoughts are welcome!
I’m as equally surprised to see just how beautiful a peach kitchen can be! I would love to see the before photos of the kitchen to see the total transformation. This peach color has me rethinking everything! Do you know if her cabinets are brand new or if she painted them to update the look? It looks gorgeous! And I’m wondering if I should go with my gut and hire professional cabinet painters or do it myself.. any thoughts are welcome!
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