Latest Obsession: Green Kitchens

Over the past few years, the all-white kitchen has been at the forefront of kitchen design. It is such a timeless look and allows for flexibility as your taste evolves throughout the years. An easy update to the white kitchen is to add a pop of color (with a patterned rug or some pretty plates) or a new finish (with brass, copper, matte black light fixtures).

Although I LOVE the white kitchen... (inspiration below!) I am absolutely ready to embrace the new trend of the GREEN KITCHEN. I posted this concept board a while ago, and I am so glad to see more people giving bold colors a go.

Bye for now, gorgeous white kitchen. I will come back to you someday.

Via my fave,  Amber Interiors

Via my fave, Amber Interiors

See what I mean? This space is gorgeous. The most permanent features (read: toughest to install) in this design are white (tile, counter tops, cabinetry). The leather chairs and rug are what really give this space character and contrast. And great news, as new design trends emerge and your style changes, these items can be easily swapped out to give the space an entirely new feel!


Bold + Green

In my opinion, you can't really go wrong with green + white + brass. The richest of the brass perfectly highlights the depth of the green hue.


Soft + Sage

The above is a lesson in perfect color combination. The sage and white blend harmoniously, while the darker woods and leather balance the space in a modern way. Adding some impact with a colorful rug makes this design 100%, in my book.


What do you think?

Both kitchens use shades of green. The first is a bold, saturated green while the second is a soft sage. I really can't pick between the two - which do you prefer? Would you ever embrace this trend?

Always,

Claire

Rainbow Inspired

Generally, "rainbow colors" make me think of a box of crayons - definitely not something I would design a room around. Even though I have a mental aversion to "Crayola" shades, I have been super inspired by colorful interiors lately. Below are some common reasons that people are hesitant about using bright hues, along with my suggestions for seamlessly implementing those colors into your interior spaces:

Are there any colors you are particularly drawn to? I have been super into green lately!!  Always,  Claire

Are there any colors you are particularly drawn to? I have been super into green lately!!

Always,

Claire

I Have a Thing for Doors

Doors.

Some say they are the entryway to one's room.

Actually, I think most would agree on the above definition. I was going wax poetic and call them the entryway to one's soul, but I think I'd lose more than a few of you. Instead, I'll just say I've had a thing for them lately. Doors, that is.

How cheerful and fun does this colorful, historied door look?! I am 99% positive there is a Margarita waiting on the other side. ( via )

How cheerful and fun does this colorful, historied door look?! I am 99% positive there is a Margarita waiting on the other side. (via)

I have made an effort to walk more lately (fitbit goals, and all), and I have found myself taking notice of the details in the old doors around my neighborhood. I am pretty lucky to live near so many old Victorian homes and charming buildings. A door with character sets the stage for the rest of the space. Even if you can't acquire an old door like the one above, you can still make an impact with paint:

Perfect combination: the crispest, whitest white + bright succulents + a pop of fuchsia! ( via ) 

Perfect combination: the crispest, whitest white + bright succulents + a pop of fuchsia! (via

How "Modern Farmhouse" is this sage door? Love the juxtaposition and contrast of the dark light fixture and hardware. Cheers to keeping it simple. ( via )

How "Modern Farmhouse" is this sage door? Love the juxtaposition and contrast of the dark light fixture and hardware. Cheers to keeping it simple. (via)

I am obsessed with the colors here. The wall erosion looks intentional. ( via )

I am obsessed with the colors here. The wall erosion looks intentional. (via)

Speaking of color combos... ( via )

Speaking of color combos... (via)

And last but not least, the old doors at our wedding venue:

SRSLY dreamy...

SRSLY dreamy...

Stay tuned next week for some interior door inspiration!

Always,

Claire