I am gonna give you a look at my kitchen today that you haven’t seen before. GASP! I don’t have a Viking stove or stainless steel appliances, and I have white Formica counter tops and linoleum floors. I do have a love for color, and that trumps my cookie-cutter-builder-grade home. I am not ashamed of my home looking like the same house with a different color brick. Ain’t a house in the neighborhood that looks just like mine, so let’s stop with the shaming of ourselves and others who are blessed with the mess of a cookie cutter. I mean, if that’s financially scandalous, so be it!
Investing in things you will enjoy for a long time is an art. It’s an art you master over time. The best way to know what kinds of items will work for you is to notice what colors you pin over and over and over. For me, I love turquoise and bright orange together. The below purchases in those colors were made 3 years apart, but they look like they were made for each other! The Ikea knives repeat my love of those colors. It’s starting to all come together.
The towel was my husband’s smart Christmas purchase from Anthropologie. The vintage Club Dutch Oven in Aqua was an emotional purchase (that is a rarity for me- like once a decade) I made at 2:45 AM on eBay while doing some research for a sign I am going to paint. It was half the price of other offerings of the same one on Etsy. It is just like the one my Nana Virginia cooked EVERYTHING I ate as a child except hers was avocado green. This happy mail arrived today, and I can’t wait to cook something slow and low in that!
Here is another example of where I used turquoise and orange together. Notice two other colors present in both pictures? It’s our friends black and white! If you have watched enough HGTV, you’ll know that black and white grounds wild colors.
A boho girl like me loves the whole rainbow of primary colors. You’ll see this when I share my full kitchen. After 8 years of wear and tear, I’ll be repainting my cabinets and walls. Can’t wait to share some of that with you, but right now I have a concussion and can’t do the work. BOO! Would you believe a water slide sucker punched me on the side of my head? I’m so dizzy that I can’t walk a straight line, much less paint one.
Right now I want to introduce you to a sweet friend named Tiffany Wills of decoRevolution! I love her because she also loves color the way I do. And the girl can work a paint and wax brush, let me tell ya!
Where do we start???? How about the deep red of this coffee station with a deep walnut top? If I had this in my house I would drink hot chocolate year round even in Texas. I would invite friends over for coffee even though I don’t drink it myself.
The red tray with amazingly colored cups. THIS is how you use color people. How about that sugar tin?
By the way this beautiful coffee station is for sale, so go fan the decoRevolution Facebook Page and tell Tiffany you want to buy it. I know you notice the Howdy Honey sign in the back. She did it justice, and am blown away seeing it in context.
Oh my goodness. I can’t even get over all this. Can you believe how she coordinates the orange and blues with THAT buffet and THAT rug? The woman is a GENIUS! But what I know about her is that she is very purposeful in picking things. She finds inspiration in many places, but she doesn’t splurge all at once. This is a turtle race. This is a shopping other rooms until you’ve made something that makes design sense of all your good taste thing. You just can’t shop a catalog and get this kind of comfort. This comes from Tiffany’s experience of knowing what she likes and sticking to it. Tiffany likes color. Tiffany grounds her love for color with black and white. The results are beautiful.
You have got to follow deconvolution for more of this goodness right here. Inspiration and eye candy for days!!! Like this: