If the kitchen is the “Heart of the Home” then it should be a space that is not only functional but fun and fabulous as well! Correct? Well, I think so and this kitchen in all that and a whole lot more!
This amazing kitchen belongs to my friend Susan. I have been blessed by Susan’s friendship for years. Our kids have gone to school together, we’ve done PTA & Bunko and we have collaborated on numerous window treatments (take a look at the ones for this kitchen) and pillows over the years!
Susan is a mother of boys. SIX boys to be exact, ranging in age from 23 to 8. When she and her husband remodeled their home, Susan decided the kitchen was her domain, always had been and it was time it looked like it!
They did an extensive remodel but here in the kitchen the biggest change was painting and glazing the cabinets. They went from a ho-hum wood stain to these vibrant and beautiful colors. Susan used a rich robins egg blue on two sections of her cabinetry, the stove area and an opposing upper cabinet. The rest were done is a warm off white. She went where few have gone before and painted this stunning pink on her island! All the cabinets were then glazed.
Susan has a gift for accessorizing! She definitely adheres to the More is More theory! And pulls it off, beautifully!
NOTICE the bedazzled running shoe! I had not even noticed this shoe until I started uploading my pictures! I knew there was a story here, so I called Susan to find out.
Oh, my! The story behind this running shoe is so special. I’ll be sharing this moving and poignant story in my next post.
Susan’s attention to detail is what makes this kitchen so spectacular.
The colors in her back splash are derived from a collection of Tracy Porter dinnerware.
Why hang one beautiful dish towel when you can hang a collection!
Even the mix and match knobs lends to the whimsical and fun nature of this amazing kitchen.
Now, I realize a pink island isn’t for everyone (just like a turquoise front door isn’t for everyone!) but I’m hoping you’ll be inspired to think outside the norm when it comes to color in your home!
Whether neutral color or vibrant…
where have you used an unexpected color?