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Kitchen Personality

A couple of weeks ago I received my long awaited, custom made, roman shades for our kitchen french doors. Cue the heavanly music… they are all that I dreamed of and more!  I’ve been holding off on posting more photos of my completed projects because I’m trying to find time to have my dear friend Michelle, who happens to be one awesome photographer, come by and take some good shots. My photography skills need some improvement so I really want to wait until our schedules sync. In the mean time though, it inspired me to think about the details that give kitchens personality. Beyond things like hardware, faucets and backsplashes, items that take advantage of beautiful fabric like roman shades and bar stools, along with light fixtures, and rugs are the tools that designers use to inject great style. Let’s take a look.

Below is a sneak peek at my new shades featuring Galbraith & Paul hand blocked fabric. I waited 12 weeks for these babies to be handmade and then another four for the shades to be constructed. Well worth the wait!IMG_4814

This kitchen design by Kelly Nutt Design features a fun graphic pattern on the roman shades. h6wVL2UNIGyF9PcBzXOiUvkg9icHplHqRzUrFCTaOCw,HWecxEy1QukohN085NaZyPmEG1GK7Ps0VwA6zjybN80A great chinoiserie fabric on the shades from this kitchen by Marianne Simon.

Design by Kasa Architecture, Susan Ingham, Architect

Design by Kasa Architecture, Susan Ingham, Architect

This kitchen by Brooke Wagner Design has it all going on with the beautiful indigo fabric on the barstools to the pendant lights to the exposed beams and planking on the ceiling. Marigold-9-e1438293056242

This is one of my absolute favorite kitchens by Rebeka Zaveloff. The antique rugs and brass fixtures add a lovely element of warmth and character to the room. Franklin-Kitchen-View-1

Another example of a great rug. This one adds a pop of colorful personality to an all-white kitchen. Styled by Rachel Parcell of Pink PeoniesCaitlin-Wilson-rug

This warm and neutral kitchen, another from Kelly Nutt, is given personality with many layers of neutral textures from the stunning gray cabinetry, the pendants and again another perfect use of exposed beams and custom woodwork. EAOD2145JLfmK3SnjLdXcU3W2qMGwqsSM-mFpeYQtKs,epp6VT3Ab2RuuEc99goNqQFRGcrWsG6w3lISWz5lSS0

And I can’t leave out this fantastic kitchen by Studio McGee. The navy cabinets, antique rug, basket pendants, brass hardware and leather bar stools give the kitchen a slightly masculine look that is absolute perfection. StudioMcGee_Lynwood_BeckyKimballPhoto_66


I hope you enjoy your weekend and the last few weeks of summer.

xo Kerry


Rincon Remodel Progress = Christmas in April

It felt like Christmas at my house yesterday. I came home to discover the lighting I had ordered a few weeks ago had arrived on my doorstep. As you know from my previous post, we completed our kitchen remodel last summer. Since then, I’ve been plotting my next move. Almost every room in this house needed some kind of attention so it’s been hard to choose, but I decided to get focused (sort of) and get to the living room and the lighting.  Here’s a sneak peek at what was inside those boxes and some breadcrumbs to reveal what’s coming to the living room in the next couple of months. I have many items on order and let’s just say the UPS guy is going to be wearing a path to our front door.

This gorgeous brass flush mount fixture from Circa Lighting is going in the hall.

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It will replace this:

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This baby is mercury glass. It’s very large and impressive in person and will be finding a home in the LV. Another beauty from Circa.



And lastly, this guy is going at the top of the stairwell. Another goodie from Circa of course.


To replace this:




Here’s look at some things to come. A pair of these custom Lee chairs in beautiful indigo colored fabric…Screen Shot 2015-04-25 at 11.01.40 AM


Pillows in this fun fabric by Peter Dunham:


Some accessories like these wishbone paperweights to pull it all together.

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Stay tuned for more. I promise to fill you in and share pics of the finished room in about a month or so.

xo KG


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