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Hi, I’m Becky

For the last 5 years we have lived in our fixer upper home. We’ve done little projects here and there but now we are getting to the good stuff. I’ve always loved interior decorating and had a vision of the potential our house had lying in store.

I hope you follow along with our everyday life and feel inspired to create a space you love no matter where you are.

Kitchen Inspiration

Kitchen Inspiration

Our kitchen remodel is happening ! Woohoo! I’ve been thinking about what finishes, cabinets, backsplash, lighting, and hardware we are going to use. Over the (5!) years I’ve been waiting, I’ve collected a huge amount of inspiration photos. Although, my tastes have changed a little during that time. While I always wish for a House Beautiful magazine home, I need to work with the home I have. I think you can have a great design and pretty home even without the amazing architecture or soaring ceilings (ours our 8 foot).

Cabinets

These were my main inspiration for kitchen cabinets. We were going with KraftMaid cabinets seen in the photo above. I had decided on the color Grayloft because it is similar to my test swatch already in the kitchen.

But we’ve had a change of plans! Since my kitchen has lots of north facing windows the Grayloft color cabinets look very cool blue. Its the opposite of the warm green/gray cabinets I was going for. Sigh. I’m so glad I got a sample to see.

Our Lowes also works with a local cabinet company that we are thinking about. They have more color selection and more custom ability. We haven’t got the price back yet, but we’ve already heard it’s a bit more. They have a color I like and its lighter than what I was originally thinking.

Since we have all north light in the kitchen I’m leaning towards a warmer color like above. The color I like was a little bit darker. We need to get some sample paint to see if it works!

I guess I learned my lesson… never say never. Looks like I may get a nearly white kitchen after all!

Backsplash

Photography by  Minette Hand  for Apartment Therapy.

Photography by Minette Hand for Apartment Therapy.

Backsplash may be tricky. The kitchen backsplash is visible from our main “guest” living room and as a result I want it to fade into the background. By saying that I mean I don’t want anything too shiny or flashy.

I’m pretty sure we’ll end up using subway tiles but I’m not a huge fan of the stock size. I really like the long and skinny ones in the photo above. I’m going for a white tile, with a lighter color grout.

The kitchen above is pretty much the kitchen of my dreams. So many good things about it, if I had double the budget I would choose the cabinets you see above, inset is really beautiful when done right.

But back to the matter at hand, backsplash. Kitchen above is another example the long and skinny subway tile with a lighter grout. Mine will only go up to the first shelf on our open shelving kind of like in this photo how it only goes 1/3 up the wall.

Lighting

We need two pendant lights for over the peninsula in the kitchen. I’m leaning towards either black or gold. I really love the contrast black adds to a space but I already have quite a few black lights.

The light over the long table is a beauty. I really love the color scheme in this kitchen.

Another option is to use the light that is already in my kitchen and center it over the peninsula.

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As much as it would be love to repurpose the light, I want to make sure it’s right for the space. I’ll have to make a mock up in photoshop to see!

How to Decorate using Principles of Design- Part 1

How to Decorate using Principles of Design- Part 1

Downstairs Bathroom Remodel, Before and After

Downstairs Bathroom Remodel, Before and After