Monday, June 28, 2010

Kitchen Inspiration

This Kitchen is perfect. I love the stove, the hardware on the cabinets, the chalk board, that ceiling, and to top it all off that lighting is out of control.
When thinking about painting my cabinets I really like this kind of almost sail cloth gray that they used here.
I like that they used no upper cabinets, just shelves, it looks great!
I really like the dark grout they used for the backsplash.
I wouldn't change a thing here. (I wish I had space in my kitchen for a table)
This kitchen feels almost like a living room. The runner looks great in this kitchen. I'm thinking about a rug in my kitchen but mine would have to be in the high traffic areas, I'm definitely concerned with spills and such.
I love how clean and kind of modern the kitchen looks in such a rustic space.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Where I Stay: Kitchen Progress



I am super happy to be in the apartment that I'm in, but if there is one thing in the apartment that needs some work it's the kitchen. As you can see in the before photos the kitchen is pretty rough. Boring cabinets, a kind of weird white tile counter top, a SUPER grimey hood over the stove, a janky gray tile floor, an old ugly light, a very nice looking but broken door, and to top it all off it looked like the previous tenant never cleaned the kitchen in the entire 7 years she had lived there.
I have a LONG way to go, but so far I'm pretty happy with the way it's shaping up. I continued the black trim from the Living Room into the Kitchen. I installed the famous GRUNDTAL shelving from Ikea for some extra storage. My wife spotted a nice old bread making station at a flea market that we use for extra storage and some much needed extra counter space. The light I got off of Ebay for a really great price. Unfortunately the landlord replaced the door with a new not as attractive door (but at least it doesn't have a giant hole in it) and she has been nice enough to replace the hood, that should be installed soon.
Next on the to do list:
1. Convincing my landlord to allow me to paint those oh so dull cabinets and change out the hardware.
2. Figuring out a solution for the wonky, grimey ass floor. Do any of you guys have rugs in your kitchens? If so, how are they holding up? and what type of rugs are they?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dream Home

This house is perfect. It's got everything, color, but not too much color. It's worn, but not beat up. It's stylish, without being styled. Check out the rest of the photos here.

Monday, June 21, 2010

sri threads

available @ sri threads

Blown away by all these beautiful old Japanese fabrics. Definitely check out the site it's super informative. They give a great break down of the history of every style from technique to what every piece was used for.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


I would do anything for a pool. I'm not sure if I would "kill" for a pool but I would probably punch someone in the face for a pool. Here are a few I would definitely punch someone in the face for.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Black and Tan 2

Here is another collection of black and tan images. Check Black and Tan 1 here.