A couple of weeks ago I received my long awaited, custom made, roman shades for our kitchen french doors. Cue the heavanly music… they are all that I dreamed of and more! I’ve been holding off on posting more photos of my completed projects because I’m trying to find time to have my dear friend Michelle, who happens to be one awesome photographer, come by and take some good shots. My photography skills need some improvement so I really want to wait until our schedules sync. In the mean time though, it inspired me to think about the details that give kitchens personality. Beyond things like hardware, faucets and backsplashes, items that take advantage of beautiful fabric like roman shades and bar stools, along with light fixtures, and rugs are the tools that designers use to inject great style. Let’s take a look.
Below is a sneak peek at my new shades featuring Galbraith & Paul hand blocked fabric. I waited 12 weeks for these babies to be handmade and then another four for the shades to be constructed. Well worth the wait!
This kitchen by Brooke Wagner Design has it all going on with the beautiful indigo fabric on the barstools to the pendant lights to the exposed beams and planking on the ceiling.
This is one of my absolute favorite kitchens by Rebeka Zaveloff. The antique rugs and brass fixtures add a lovely element of warmth and character to the room.
Another example of a great rug. This one adds a pop of colorful personality to an all-white kitchen. Styled by Rachel Parcell of Pink Peonies.
This warm and neutral kitchen, another from Kelly Nutt, is given personality with many layers of neutral textures from the stunning gray cabinetry, the pendants and again another perfect use of exposed beams and custom woodwork.
And I can’t leave out this fantastic kitchen by Studio McGee. The navy cabinets, antique rug, basket pendants, brass hardware and leather bar stools give the kitchen a slightly masculine look that is absolute perfection.
I hope you enjoy your weekend and the last few weeks of summer.