Tuesday, July 2, 2013

BEFORE AND AFTER





I am sure all of you are planning July 4th festivities and diying up a storm all things red, white, and blue.  

I plan on sticking 2 small flags in my planters out front and calling it a day.

I have a hard enough time decorating for Christmas and that holiday season is about 3 weeks....much less getting it together for a one day event.  I applaud all of you.

Yesterday I had a curtain install.  After doing this for a "couple of years"...... normally it will be uneventful.  

Oh no....not this time.  Yes....I had all the correct hardware but there was one small "problema".  They were about 12" too long.

What?  How the hell did this happen.  I was convinced that it was the fabricators fault.  Of course right?  Then I got back and we checked the measurements.  "Dayum".  

I never said math was my strong point.  How did 110" get to be 123".  Must have been drunk that day.....JK.

Let's not dwell on the negative.



If you follow me on instagram then you might have seen this plan.




 This sweet client called me up when her kitchen was half painted because of doubts.

A nice beige/khaki was being applied to the walls in a kitchen with creamy/beige cabinets.  Yawn.

Somehow I convinced her to paint the walls SW 7059 Unusual Gray.  


Kind of silvery gray blue.......which keeps it from looking like a nursery.  That can happen with blue sometimes right?

The plan at the top had not even been born yet.... but she had this painting that she really wanted to use.


You can see..... after the walls have been painted.

So...where do we go from here?

How about some pattern, a new table, rug and light fixture?

After painting [which is hard to see in this image],  the blue helps to highlight all the brown wood trim much better than beige/khaki would.  



How the dang hell do you take a picture into a window....if you have any tips.....I'm listening.




 This fabric is Kravet/Hibiscus.  I love how it pulls in the brown trim and the blue/gray walls.  It has been a long time since I did something other than cream curtains but for a kitchen where there is not much softness I think adding a pattern is key.


Interesting wood top on the table.

We also tweaked the mudroom area a little.


More bad lighting....but we added the grasscloth wallpaper [see in the top picture] and painted the doors SW Urbane Bronze.


Had roman shades made out of this fabric


And added this awesome Dash and Albert rug.


Her husband painted the red chest....

And that's it for now......

Hope you all have a great 4th!  It is going to be a HOT one here in the ATL.  But....no complaining cause I hear it is "Guam hot" out west.

Sherika






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39 comments:

Dana Frieling said...

I can sooo identify with your math dilemma. I must of been redesigning the classroom in my head when they were teaching those lessons!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, I want her cow picture! Love the fabrics. It is going to be raining here tomorrow thru Friday, girl.
Did you get my email yesterday?

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Gorgeous as usual. Love the paisley and that rug!

nouveaustitch.com said...

There you go, using my favorite color combo again. I also have creamy white (more like butter yellow) painted cabs and am working out a redo for the walls and beadboard backsplash. I'm liking that grey!

René said...

Looks like a great house! Those Roman shades are going to be gorgeous! Love what you have done so far, duh!

Pura Vida said...

Those sweet cow faces are some great inspiration for a room...and the fabrics are perfect! you are very talented!!!

now...how about a glass of white wine with strawberries and blueberries for decorating your hand(s)

Simply LKJ said...

I love the fabrics and that wall color is amazing. Love the D&A rug as I have the same one in our master bath. And, I am with ya on the flags in the flowerpots and done...it is going to pour anyhow!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love that painting and love the color! and i am not doing a darn ounce of 4th decorating.... not even a flag in a planter.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Love your math! Like mine! Keeping inch, feet and yard numbers straight and then, when needed, throwing in square numbers, is just TOO much!

J Keppel said...

I line the front of our yard with twenty 14" flags just pushed into the grass (quick) & hang 9, 3ft. red, white & blue buntings (via cheap zipties) from our back fence. It is super easy & is a lot of "bang for the buck." We are on a pond & the reflection of the bunting in the water is awesome! Loving the kitchen, especially the curtains, they make the space!

Vel Criste said...

I just hung 2 paper lanterns outside for the 4th since we're going out of town so your not alone on this. I can see that rooms coming along beautifully, can't wait to see it all done!

Urban Orchard Interiors said...

So pretty Sherry! What a beautiful gray/blue. I love having more colors to add to my paint arsenal. Math terrifies me. I hate measuring anything. I'm usually closer to being right when I just eyeball something and call out a measurement than if I get the tape measure out and actually try to measure it.
-Lane

Deserae said...

Math is definitely not my strong point either so don't worry you are not alone!!!! LOL
LOVE the wall color and draperies....just stunning!!!! Have a Happy 4th of July!
~Des

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Crushing on that Kravet Hibiscus Suzani! Those curtains and everything else = divine!!!
Happy 4th ahead!
x Loi

Kathysue said...

Sherry,
I am not much of a brown gal,BUT you made brown look GOOD!! Love all the fabric combos. I have a sample of the fabric you are using for the roman shade in a different colorway and it is a beautiful fabric with a lovely hand to it, so perfect for a roman shade!!
Love the Ballard chandelier too, just suggested that for a friends kitchen dining area, it is a real winner.
You never cease to amaze me with your talents.
xo Kathysue
PS I am coordinating some fun fabrics for summer pillows for my family room. Love coordinating fabrics!!

Shana said...

Great scheme! I need that cow painting! Where did she get it? Who makes the paisley roman shade fabric?

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

I'm an accountant and I can't do math...haha, I feel ya.

Love the colors used here, so pretty and that dining table...great wood top. Also loving that D&A rug...so pretty. Beautiful room Sherry.

StagerLinda said...

This kitchen is WONDERFUL! Love the blue/grey color, the drapes are so lux for this kitchen and make a dramatic statement. Oh that cow painting-yowser! The mudroom is completely transformed. I know your clients adore you. Such vision, Sherry.

Amanda said...

your killing it with the grasscloth lately lady!! And its so refreshing to see some dark wood beams for a change. Well done!!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

you're so genius. i love how that suzani/hibiscus pulls it all together. without that, i wouldnt have known what todo with all that brown trim! genius

lisaroyhandbags said...

Love everything about it! I love my dash and albert rug in my kitchen - I think it's time for one in my powder room too.

Naz said...

I've never been good with figuring out math equations either. It still came out good though!

A Perfect Gray said...

amazing grasscloth.

Stacey said...

Gorgeous! From one girl who can say an occasional cuss word to another - you crack me up!

What is that fabric called that you are making the roman shades with?

Brandi said...

You never cease to amaze me! I love all you do, Sherry! Thanks so much for sharing the links. I need that fabric in my life!

PS. Are you going to Haven? Maybe I can give you a high five or hug in a not-so-creepy stalker kinda way! :)

Interior Design Musings said...

That mudroom looks amazing - I love how a dark color on the interiors doors makes them feel weighty and high end. Really thinking about doing my own!!! PS: love the urbane bronze (used it recently on a exterior door, but it's ultra good here on the interior ones)! M.

michele said...

oh sherry, i love what you have done and though you make it sound oh so simple, your eye is amazing! the print for those curtains! bravo, woman.

mhbdtd (must have been drunk that day...i'm soooooo stealin that, ms. thang).

michele

stephanie said...

I love the redo and the gray paint color. and the mudroom - whoa. love the doors painted that color with the grasscloth. looks great as always.

aimee {sixteen fourteen} said...

It looks great! (Of course, as always)...and I love the color commentary, which is my favorite part of your posts. ;-) One question: HOW do you keep the Dash and Albert cotton rugs from slipping? The world must know!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

awesome! love matching a room to a painting. That light is gorg. The grasscloth and Urbane bronze walls kill me with goodness...LOVE.
xo Nancy
Happy 4th!

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

Math is the DEBBIL!

Katie said...

Love! Please source mud room shade fabric??

Acquired Objects said...

When you've got it, you've got it and dang girl if you don't! Looks fabulous all the way around!

We have your rain and humidity up in New England so please don't send the heat this way too.

Happy 4th to you!
XXX
Debra~

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Taylor Greenwalt said...

Looks fabulous...love the wall color...is that Benjamin Moore?

Brenda Murphy said...

You had me at "cows"...I know most wouldn't want bovines around unless on their plates, but I have a painting as well of a gorgeous calf . It hangs over a modern fireplace in a bit of a glam kitchen. Whatever works I say! Love your fabrics and colour selections!!! Traditional and current.

Lauren (The Cottage Mix) said...

Love how that drapery fabric pulls it all together. I once measured incorrectly and the drapes were about 12" too short!! Ugh...stressful!! Fortunately my seamstress took out the hems and was able to fix them. From now on, she does all of the measuring!! Hope you had a nice 4th.

Cindy said...

Oh cool! Love the shade on the walls with the brown, and and the bronze front door. The Dash and Albert rug is great too!

Cindy

Alison said...

Just saw the Kravet fabric in Ballard Designs and love it!! I am thinking of doing some sort of valance in my kitchen in this fabric. Do you have any more pictures of the valance? Wondering if I could railroad the fabric to get more bang for my buck.