Fearless Color, Part 3: The KitchenOct 30 2015 · 0 comments · My Designs ·0
This is the 3rd and final installment of posts featuring the home of my client who has a zest for living and no fear when selecting paint colors. Today I’m showing off her kitchen ~ be sure to check out the Living Room and the Family Room in her cozy, colorful home.
The Kitchen space is compact but open, though not fully, to the Family Room. We knew the design of the two spaces would have to complement one another but we also wanted each space to be somewhat unique with it’s own design.
Although this room is not large, it is BIG on personality. The cabinets are a traditional white with some sporting glass fronts that allow a peek at my client’s one of a kind china and crystal. I love the patina and texture that the wood table and rattan high-back chairs add.
The inspiration for the space was this beautiful vintage chandelier (breathtaking). It’s a statement piece and we wanted to be sure to highlight it in the design. I suggested painting the ceiling the same bittersweet orange as the walls ~ much to my delight, she said “Yes!”
So often homeowners fall into the trap of thinking that painting a ceiling white is the only option. However, this expansive surface looks wonderful when treated like a “fifth wall” ~ either painted a beautiful color, enhanced with wallcovering, or a faux finish. What a wonderful way to add pizzazz and highlight the star of the room ~ the light fixture.
Of course this is the kitchen and it has to be functional as well as beautiful. The wooden table is the perfect size and can be set for a romantic breakfast for two or a dinner party for many. Creative table settings add to the style of the space, no matter the meal.
I love the custom pillows we added to the rattan chairs ~ they coordinate with the adjoining family room and add comfort and a pop of color.
You can never have enough lighting in a kitchen, particularly task lighting, but I love these candle sconces. This is the only dining space in the home so the soft, ambient light from the sconces is perfect intimate conversations around the table in the evening while also adding a dash of character and personality during the daylight.
Fabrics are one of my favorite design elements. I love the interest you can create with a palette of fabrics, especially in a smaller space such as this.
We selected this bold Ikat-esque fabric based on the pattern and how it reminded my client of her travels to Mexico and beyond. We paired the fabric with a seashell trim (reminiscent of the beach which is practically around the corner) and a sophisticated woven wood underneath. Whoever said that one valance was enough ~ ”Too much of a good thing can be wonderful” ~Mae West and Pamela Copeman ;-).
That wraps up the tour of this wonderful home! I hope you enjoyed seeing ‘Fearless Color’ in action. I had the best time working with my client to design a Kitchen, Family Room, and Living Room that matches her vibrant and fun-loving personality. I think this quote sums up this project perfectly…
I wonder if any element of interior design is more personal than color? Nothing can more quickly reveal aspects of personality and character than the choice – or absence – of color.
~Van Day Truex
Please feel free to contact Pamela Copeman Design Group if you are interested in our services ~ I’d love to work with you to imbue your personality into your space!