I've been holding back on a couple of rooms in the condo since I don't have real before and afters, but what the heck; I'll show you where the kitchen stands as of now. It's still the less-than-ideal light green that used to be in the living room and hallway, and I plan to (eventually) paint the cabinets a bright white (they are eggshell now) and add cheery new knobs, but I still love the space. Especially compared to our teeny little kitchen in Hyde Park!
Teeny Hyde Park kitchen refresher:
|Hi. I'm not very pleasant to cook in.|
Looking in from the corner of the dining room:
|You know you're getting older when a brand new French door refrigerator makes you all giddy. Excellent work, Yoseph, excellent work.|
Black and white Jill Rosenwald rug from Zinc Door. People frequently think they have to buy rugs specifically made for kitchens and bathrooms, but whoever started that rumor is a silly, silly person. Just find a 2 x 3 you like and a rug pad and you're good to go (and much more stylish)!
So much space!
|The washer and dryer have a nice big space behind the folding doors.|
The back door is in front of the bikes; it's the entrance I always use. Eventually I'll discover a magical hiding place for the bicycles, but for now they don't really bother me there.
Close-up of jazzy washer/dryer closet knobs from good ole Anthropologie:
And our signed menu from Wink from our first anniversary :)
In a magical world full of free money, I wouldn't hesitate to do an awesome wallpaper (or go back to Wink once a week. While we're at it, I'd probably need the Narcisco Rodriguez ostrich boots I posted about on Friday. I'm just. sayin'.). Anyhow, let's daydream for a minute about paper goods, is where I'm going with this:
|Cole and Son|
|Also Cole and Son|
|Graham and Brown|
In reality, I'll paint the walls a fresh pear, kind of like so:
We all know I wanted all-white, but the space lends itself much better to a color, so I'll have to save my all-white kitchen for another time. Plus I'm feeling daunted by the task of painting the cabinets, and with pear walls I can get away with just switching out the cabinet knobs for now.