If you have been following my blog for a while you know that Steve and I wanted to make some changes to our home for quite a while. We even thought about moving, but financially it just didn't make sense. So when New Old House Magazine asked to photograph our home, we decided it was the perfect excuse to make a few changes.
In order to not totally disrupt our family, we decided to do one room at a time.
First room: The Kitchen
Before: Our pink and green kitchen was really pretty, but it didn't reflect our present personal style.
After: The changes we made were very simple:
2. I traded my green glass knobs for more clean lined brushed nickel knobs from Restoration Hardware.
3. The floral print above the sink was replaced with the sign I found in Atlanta at Love Train.
4. My trophies and hotel silver that were in my office cabinet were displayed on the open shelves. All of my pink and green dishes are now stored in the cabinets, and my white dishes are taking center stage.
5. For the photo shoot, I used potted herbs (mint, rosemary, lemon verbena) to add some fresh greenery to my neutral palette.
6. All of my wood cutting boards provided warmth with their natural wood.
1. We painted the holophane industrial lights silver and replaced the stools with metal medical stools (available here).
2. The "happy" green island was painted an aged light grey, that we matched to the color of my Bobo office cabinet.
3. The pink flowers above the cabinets were replaced with my hydrangeas and parchment luggage.
Thank you to Kate for coming by to help with the styling...
To my little Leila for her her beautiful smile, her help, and her patience.
And of course, thank you to Eric Roth for capturing my home so beautifully with his lens. Unfortunately, you'll have to wait until April to see his images of our home. To see more of his work check out his website!
I was able to update my kitchen with a few simple changes. I'd love to hear what you think! Your comments are always so much fun to read and add to my design process.