It’s funny how after staring at the same walls, the same furniture, the same paint for so long, one can get an itch to change something so tiny, feeling like it could drastically impact the room.
Our kitchen has long been one of my favorite spots in our little house, and for good reason- we gutted the space about a week after buying and put in gorgeous black and white marble floors (that weigh a ton!), custom cabinets, etc. When we refurnished most of the first floor in 2017, my old pedestal table from Target remained, but we brought in a sisal area rug from Scout on Market, a new light, and fun, emerald green velvet chairs from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. It was a great space, comfortable thanks to the chairs, and a little fancy-feeling due to the marble backsplash and black and gold pendant. Something felt a little off, though…
I had hung black velvet drapes along either side of the wide window, and I think it just brought the room down. They were this dark shadow in a bright and airy space. Finally, I bit the bullet, and reached out to Crystal Smith at Bittner’s, asking for an opinion on a Roman shade that could make our kitchen seem a little more elevated, a little more finished and have a bigger wow factor… Girl delivered.
Our gorgeous new shade was installed by Bittner’s last week, and immediately, the kitchen feels lighter and brighter. White fabric is lightly lined, allowing in plenty of light, even when closed, and a black and white Greek key trim from Stout Fabrics is just punchy enough to really make this room the coolest in the house.
I decided to add in a little more cool factor with a new vase, the Dora Maar bowl from Jonathan Adler, and tiny tapers in crystal cubes from Williams-Sonoma. Our table is now topped with a bird’s nest fern, stealing away some of the green spotlight from our chairs.
While I’m not always working from the kitchen table, I will, on occasion, drag my laptop in here to fart around on Pinterest while I’m cooking, or to sit with the man on Sunday mornings pecking away at the keyboard. But every morning- Every. Morning.- we’re here for breakfast and coffee, and now, I’m just googley-eyed over our little nook where we spend so much time.
** this post was not sponsored in any way. all thoughts and opinions are my own **
** photos by Don Lehman **