I guess this is more than a peek, hmm? Some of you guessed last week that I painted the kitchen and music room "Geneva Swan Gray," like I did in the dining and living room, and you were right.
When I start thinking about making a change and imagining what it will look like, I usually just go ahead and go for it and hope for the best. I was not disappointed at all. In fact, I just needed a change from the blue, and this new color was more like a palette cleanser.
I'm still using the red print from Christmas, and I really love how it looks against the gray with the dark chestnut counters and black iron.
I brought out some silver and crystal pieces, like I did in the dining and living rooms, then found my grandmother's vintage Blue Ridge "Stanhome Ivy" dishes and knew that was what I wanted to use for a pop of color. I love how the ivy pattern with red berries looks with the red print fabric.
I still have some milk glass out and a couple ironstone pieces. Funny, but the dark color on the ends of the silver flatware is not tarnish, but the reflection of the dark wood on the shelf above. My mother is mortified when my silver is not cleaned, so I *try* to keep it cleaned:-)
My mother had given me some green McCoy planters and I love how this one brings out the green in the ivy and provides some contrast to the white and silver.
I know this is probably a shocking change for some of you -- after all I am kind of "known" for my unique blue kitchen, but it had been that way for three years and I just wanted a change. It's paint after all so it's not like I can't paint it again. This is why I get Walmart paint:-)
I'll show the whole kitchen as soon as I get time to shoot it so you can see how it all works in the open space. In the meantime, we are all really loving the change...for now:-)
I'll be joining: