Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Project Kitchen: Idea board

I spent my snow day and sick day obsessing over our future kitchen - it is a new hobby of mine. I just love a good project! I gathered these pictures to try to express my vision for the kitchen. After meeting with the architect and getting firm plans in hand, I cant wait to move forward with this project. Here's what I've got:

Starting in the bottom left corner and going clockwise:
1) black matte counters (maybe granite, maybe not)
2) cream cabinets
3) black matte finish pulls for said cabinets
4) square oak wood table for the corner banquette
5) lighting for above the banquette - with black mini drum shades
6) stainless appliances with black accents
7) mini pendant light with mini black drum shade for above the sink
8) ikea fabric in my four kitchen colors for the banquette - cushion and pillows (I'll make)
9) spode baking days dinner ware (I've got the red serving pieces) as accent 
10) my kitchen colors, based on the curtains from the den: blue, green, red, and yellow
11) two toned cork flooring in a diagonal pattern
12) ikea floor rug for kitchen
13) track lighting through the kitchen

The kitchen will be painted the same koi pond color by sherwin williams as the den but we may end up choosing a slightly lighter cousin of koi pond - same idea, just lighter. 

The banquette will be painted a dusty cornflower blue. 

**Most of my pictures came from Home Depot's website or IKEA's website.**


lauren @ gathering moss said...

CUTE! i am dying to see how the floor turns out - love that idea!

Amy Dale (Amy Cox) said...

you really need to come see our place and i can show you some pros and cons to some of the things you mentioned.

Unknown said...

Amy, I'd love any and all insight! Before we put the money in the kitchen, it would be good to know what is best.

Unknown said...

It's great to see your kitchen vision! I like the cream cabinets and black counters, bankettes are such a great idea, we almost went this route of our dining room! I like the fabric you choose too for the pillows nice.

Are you DIY a bunch of the project yourself?

Unknown said...

Mrs. Chic: I'm going to definitely do the cushions for the banquette. I'll probably paint the cabinets. I'll definitely paint the walls and the banquette once its made. I'll replace the knobs and hardware. Other than that, I'm leaving the rest to the contractor. He's worked with our family a ton and is very good at what he does. I'm still a novice DIY-er and am hoping to learn a lot from this big project!


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