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Friday Favorite: Oriental Rugs in the Kitchen

I love the contrast an oriental rug adds to a kitchen. From www.homebunch.com

I love the contrast an oriental rug adds to a kitchen. From www.homebunch.com

I’m currently on the hunt for an Oriental or Persian rug for our kitchen. I LOVE the warmth they bring to kitchens.

Kitchens, with their chrome appliances, shiny tiles, and slick countertops can sometimes seem too cold to me and so unlike the other parts of the home.  With fall approaching, I find myself being drawn more and more to elements of warmth and the addition of an antique or Persian rug to the kitchen seems like the perfect touch. It creates contrast, and contrasts are what create interest.

Here are some of my favorite looks and sources:

Favorite Sources of Inspirations:

Camille Styles
Peppermint Bliss
The Peak of Chic

Let the hunt continue.


our first home: finishing the kitchen

Ginger Jar

I don’t want to work in a busy brown kitchen.

Before, our kitchen was brown… a busy brown. The only thing I liked was that the cabinets, at one time, were white. They were now “patinaed” to a yellowed cream.  As mentioned, I “pinned” a lot of kitchen ideas and knew the components I wanted to incorporate into my style.. my “adjectives” were: farmhouse, clean, comfortable, and glam. I tried to keep the last adjective a secret from my husband Matt. I knew I couldn’t adequately explain how “glam” fit into the kitchen vision. Continue reading

our first home: kitchen cabinets

Kitchen cabinet after

The finished product.

One of the most important rooms for a host is the kitchen.

I wish my “before” pictures were clearer, but there is a lot I wish were different about the process of this project. This was the first project we tackled at our new home, and it was the hardest. Well, maybe that fan we installed in the living room was just as hard. I know I cried during both projects, and Matt asked, “Should we just hire someone?”

It would not be the only time he was to ask me that question.

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