Monday, October 31, 2011

Can you believe this is in my house?

It is totally out of my comfort zone to bring home sooooo much color, just in one shopping trip no less. But if you've ever had that feeling that has you saying "if I go home and it's gone tomorrow when I come to my senses and want to buy it I'll be heartbroken" then you can understand just how so much un-white furniture piled up in my trunk!

A glimpse of my progress in our kitchen reading nook.


I have so much fun playing with paint and then chipping it all up but my heart still flutters when I find that perfect, original patina. The fact that it is my all time favorite shade of blue only makes it that much more yummy!

The old yellow English mixing bowl is probably up there on my list of all time favorite finds. It has an apple green stripe inside and sits comfortably on its side for pouring (although I doubt I'll be mix anything in it soon!).

The dining room also got a punch of color with a beautiful old hutch that was cream but then received a green facade just on the front when a previous owner felt like they needed a hit of minty apple green.

It's truly the only pop of color in our living room/dining room besides the wall plates so it is a really fun, not so serious touch.

Of course, I love sharing my finds with all my whiteberry clients, but in my heart I really really want to hold on to them forever!!

Then again, in a week my obsessed with white brain might say they've got to go LOL.

15 comments:

Chelsea said...

So fun! I love the color burst. And yes, I have experienced that feeling before...good choice on packing it all in. xo

Lesley said...

Well.....I am a COLOR maven. lol Sometimes a little change is good. It's like a fresh smile on someone's face. Just nice.:)

Ilke said...

Love the top of the cabinet! I wish I could find something like that as a background for my photos!
A new follower and loving your reno pictures :)

Janel@hatingmartha said...

This simply lovely! And I love the casualness of the whole space...I admit I am feeling a bit of jealousy at your skills! That color is just right...not to bright...just happy! Great job!

Renovating Rothenbergers said...

That mixing bowl is gorgeous!

Sally said...

I LOVE that color! It is beautiful!
Sally
Loveofhomes.blogspot.com

Jess said...

Hi

Given your beautiful light in your kitchen, I wonder if you've ever considered painting your kitchen stools black instead of white? I think that would be a lovely contrast.

Just a suggestion...

Melissa said...

I have to say that I think these are some of my all time favorite shots of your house and furniture. Your home always looks so stunning, but these touches make it also look so cozy...and trust me, I DO love white, white, white!! LOVE that stuNNing bluey dresser in your kitchen nook!
Can't wait to see what you post in your shop!
Melissa

Suzy said...

I really like the 1st green dresser.

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

The authentic patina on that first chest is truly beautiful! What a fun twist on your current decor; though I've always loved your more monochromatic pallet.
I actually just pinned your kitchen to my Pinterest board. And it occurred to me, that I'm not sure I ever shared with you that your blog played a starring role in my own last blog post on online Creative Inspirations. (Though I'm bad at writing frequently, so it's kindof already an older post, unfortunately.) Please check it out: http://andrew-and-krystal.blogspot.com/2011/07/creativity-inspired.html
And here's the Pin, too: http://pinterest.com/pin/425827710/
Thanks and Happy November, Holly!

livingwellonthecheap.com said...

I love it! I think it's great to add a pop of color or two into mostly neutral space, and those are such lovely shades that still feel very "Holly" to me!

laxsupermom said...

Such fun color! Love the chippy dresser! It looks perfect with the soft yellow of the mixing bowl. Great pics! Thanks for sharing.

Sush said...

OH the bowl...and wait the cabinet...and that chest! I love the half cream half not look!

Be still my heart!

Hugs~

The Painted Parlor said...

that is such a PERFECT color of green! and that mixing bowl is completely fabulous...it too would be one of my all time favs!

Terese said...

the color of that first chest is gorgeous!

 
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