Hi There . . .
Ashley Burlingame called in the hopes of bringing my husband Keith, out of retirement and re-do the stained, diamond pattern floor we had done about 10 years ago. He agreed . . . and after we finished we decided to take on a new paint color and decor in the kitchen and adjoining family room. She was ready for a fresh look.
Ashley and I go way back . . . years. We worked together forever ago on her daughter's room as well as her remodeled kitchen. Way back when "faux finishing" was the thing, I glazed her family room and kitchen walls in a warm gold - yep sure did. At the time (circa 2002 maybe) that French Country gold look was fab. Today, not so much. I haven't done a faux finish in about 8 years and not sure it should ever come back. The color palate as well, was very late '90's. It was time to freshen up, and change things. We all wanted a cleaner, crisper feel. Less cluttered and brighter.
Take a look at where I started . . .
Now Ashley loved the bright Kelly Green with just a touch of pink. I couldn't wait to show her these boards for the kitchen and family room.
We finished up late last week, while they were away for Labor Day, and it was a nice surprise to come home to !
A clean color palate of white and pale grey. The bookcases also received an eye popping kelly green back wall color. I took the curtains down completely, didn't need them. Recovered 2 of her chairs and added new pillows.
Keith created this simple and bold piece of art. Venetian Plaster and Tar, it's striking over the mantle.
A little bookcase styling was key.
And always my go-to for a little something fresh and beautiful. Campbell's Greenhouse here in Charlotte - Thanks to Jessie for these gorgeous hot pink orchids.
The details always make the room, a little Asian inspired leg, a little nail head trim.
We moved into the kitchen as well with new cornices and romans, recovered the chair seats with a pop of hot pink snake skin vinyl and also recovered two more chairs.
I am still waiting for my F.Schumacher trim detail for these chairs . . . just have to pop it on later . . (back orders will be the death of me)
It's such a clean and crisp space now !