Monday, September 6, 2010

Gimme This Color...please

I'm quite possibly the slowest moving person (at least among bloggers) in terms of finishing a project in my house.  The dining room is getting closer though. Baby steps.  I just need to pick a color already to paint the hutch.  Well, I do believe I've found it.  At least in a picture.  On this website.  With no sources. So I'm really not any farther along. 

Would it be slightly bizarre to bring a laptop into a paint store and show them a picture?!?!  I just might have to do that.  Honestly, am I in love with just the color or is it this entire kitchen?!  (I would need to remove those little animal antler thingys - I think you need to live in the South to pull those off.)

The French work table as an island, those amazing French doors, the antique hutch, the oil paintings, the toile curtains, the marble counters. 

Hey, who is that in my kitchen?  Excuse me happy looking lady, I do believe you are in my pantry.
This one went straight into my favorite kitchens file.  Where it will serve as inspiration until one day (many, MANY, years from now) we tackle our own.

Kitchen found here


  1. absolutely beautiful, you are right.

    To my eye (and heaven knows, I am no expert!) the cabinet and moulding color looks a lot like SW Amazing Gray. You might try that as a start.

    Good luck! and keep us posted!

  2. I couldn't find your email address, but here is the recipe for the pinwheels! ps. love the colors above!

    Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed
    1 egg
    1 tbsp. water
    1/2 cup chopped spinach (FRESH not frozen)
    4 oz. cream cheese
    2-3 green onions, chopped
    8 slices thick cut bacon

    Heat the oven to 400°F. Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork or whisk.

    Stir the Muenster cheese, Parmesan cheese, onion and garlic powder in a medium bowl.

    Cook bacon to desired texture, and then chop. Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Spread cream cheese across the puff pastry. Sprinkle spinach, green onion, and bacon, covering the cream cheese. Starting with a short side, roll up like a jelly roll. Cut into 20 (1/2-inch) slices. Place the slices, cut-side down, onto baking sheets. Brush the slices with the egg mixture.

    Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. Remove the pastries from the baking sheets and let cool on wire racks for 10 minutes.

    Serve warm or room temp.

  3. i love this kitchen too! i actually prefer a small, intimate kitchen if it is efficient. i wonder where she keeps everything. i mean, with all those glass cabinets (which are gorgeous by the way) it just wouldnt be as pretty to have cereal boxes, chips, etc for the eye to see. by the way, i'm a slow moving blogger with the projects if you haven't noticed. i'm still waiting on window treatments for the kitchen. the lady is behind, which is fine. i dont get in much of a hurry.