As my closing date quickly approaches, I’ve finally FINALLY earned the right to start imagining how I’m going to decorate my first home. I’ve been waiting since January 10 to play this game… not to mention all my life… but where in the world to start?
The living room poses the most immediate need… wouldn’t it be rude of me to ask people to bring their own chairs when they come visit?… but since the kitchen is smaller – and therefore “easier” – I’m going to start there. Plus, I already have ideas for the kitchen. First, let’s have a look, shall we?
[The picture doesn’t show all of the kitchen, but it’s a good sample.]
She’s a small kitchen (my kitchen is a once-twice-three-times-a-lady) – though eons bigger than my current kitchen – and she’s been recently upgraded. Stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, 42 inch cabinets… general loveliness. There really isn’t much to change or add in… other than a new, fresh coat of paint.
You’ll notice the red above, yes? It’s a really great cranberry color. I love cranberry the color and cranberries the food. And while this color looks bright with the flash-taken picture, it’s really not that bright. And while I really, really, really love my kitchen, it is on the small side… so it’s my personal, non-interior-design opinion, that a brighter color would open it up and help it seem more roomy.
Agree? Disagree? Lemme hear it.
BUT WHAT IS YOUR STYLE???, I hear you shouting at your computer. Chillax’ people. I’m trying to figure that out myself. It’s a process that involves watching HGTV on a continuous loop – with an emphasis on Color Splash and Divine Design – and mulling through old issues of Domino magazine (rest in peace, dear magazine).
Here’s what I can tell you:
- I love red.
- I love purple.
- I love food.
- I love art.
- I love color.
- When I bought this cookbook (ok, my mom bought it for me for Easter), I knew instantly that I wanted it as the inspiration for my future kitchen… the question is… is it this kitchen? Or perhaps a kitchen a handful of years down the road? Take a look:
Can’t wait to hear your thoughts! Please share, and don’t be afraid to be honest!