Thoughts On The Blues and Greens

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Greens and blues are killing it lately. I just want to spray pant every surface in my house with them, except Andy said I am not allowed to spray paint in the house anymore.

 Not a fan of the backsplash or the floors but I dig the vibe they were throwin out there. I probably would have done the marble just on the perimeter counters. On the island I would put a 3" thick butcher block top in walnut as the counter. The style of the island is so open, and airy with the exposed legs, it would be nice to see something visually heavy (like a dark wood top) to designate the space. The warm tones of the wood top on the island would keep the palette from being one note and soften some of the hard lines.

Love! This is two-tone done right! Notice the high profile counter on the island, good call on that one, it immediately makes the island the focal point, as it should be, I mean look at how gorgeous that is! I also like the open shelves that bridge across the windows, I would do that in my home if I wasn't convinced they will fill up with crap. I am not sure how I feel about the hardware on the island, it seems out of place.

Everything about this is amazing, the fireplace mantel, the light, and the paint color in that minty green seems historical like it has always been there. Those stacks of books remind me of the random stacks all over my personal house. I would've liked more of a mix of modern furniture. Instead of the frenchie chairs maybe some Le Corbusier ones in a caramel or army green leather.

FINGERPRINTS, but I would gladly windex this kitchen everyday if I had it. I think not having a toekick on the perimeter cabinets seems like a cleaning nightmare. Imagine cleaning under those with a swifer. The highgloss (what seems like acrylic cabinets) blue is really doing it for me. The color is very pretty, and I like the panels on either side of the wall cabinets that extend down to the countertop like a old school hutch would do. The island makes me think of a 1989 nightclub but, I liked the 80s, I wouldn't mix the blue with the mirrored though. I would do a contrast island in a more traditional look with a dark wood and maybe a little distressing. I love a well done contrast in styles.

This kitchen is lovely, who says small cannot be fabulous. I would've done a different hardware something a little more substantial. Extending the marble up the backsplash was the best thing they could have done, too many things in a small space can make the kitchen seem messy.

Cute, the mirror over the sink is darling. I notice they do not have many cups, or bowls, or plates. Storage is not something they need obviously, I find that 80% of the kitchens I have redesigned, storage was the number one complaint and reason for the redesign. Storage, like lighting is harder to add after the fact.

How do you open the cabinet doors at the bottom of the bookshelves without moving the sofa out of the way? In either case I love the sconces, people should do more hardwired sconces.

Blogger's Block- Rugs USA Promo

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I have had a bad case of bloggers block and since you all have become my virtual therapists I thought I would share the reason's why I thought this was the case:

1. Every project around my house over the last few weeks has been boring. All I have done is tape various wallpaper samples all over the walls in a fit of indecisive behavior (because I love them all), attempted drywall patching, failed, and then hired someone, and sealed up the crawlspace.

2. All the cool things I find online I just want to hoard for myself in virtual shopping carts all over the web, I am surprised Amazon has not cut me off yet. I never buy any of the items I just gaze at them lovingly, get tired of them, delete them, and then add more items to my fake cart.

Andy asked me today why I don't just post a quickie, a "bloggette" if you will. So I decided to tell you beautiful people about the awesome sale RUGS USA is having! Fall promos to make you want to do wall to wall rugs all over your house, your ceilings, or the inside of your car! They have 55, 60, 70, and 80% off promo codes that show up once the item is in your cart. I have twelve rugs in my cart currently for no reason at all other than to tell you what a slammin deal this is!

People, thank me later by inviting me over so that we may lounge upon your glorious rug and talk about what geniuses we are.

Here are the rugs in my cart: Remember the price it shows online does not have the discount applied until you use the promo code at checkout.

Cowhide anyone that owns this rug has every right to brag about it constantly.

Cool for a girls room and it's hand looped like berber.

Because, Why Does A Rug Gotta Be Boring? put that with your leather sofa!

Rugs USA is a great source, I have had it in my back pocket for years, bookmark it, and use it.

Now I gotta figure out how to trick Andy into leaving his credit card at home.