Back to White

Well, as my poor honey can attest to – I have gone and changed my color scheme for our future house about 4 times already – and it’s not even supposed to be our be-all-end-all home!

It’s like every new inspirational photo I see, I automatically switch off whatever previous inspirational photo I had chosen before it.

Well my friends, today is no exception, and after my brief affair with a deep verdant olive/ochre wall in the kitchen, I am back to all white.

Back to basics. How beautiful is the simple, clean, white…






Found via Remodelista


White Kitchen

This one is gosh darn close to what I think I’d like to do with the major elements in a white kitchen, via Stephmodo’s Kitchen of the Month series

kitchen-of-the-monthI also am taking note of good ways to store big pots and pans, how does this rack seem (via


Colors – All together now v1.0

Just to keep track of some of my color scheming on a recent picture trolling while stuck inside (sick again!) on a cold and rainy Sunday.

First, how about a beautiful pop of lime, in an otherwise light-oyster-white dining room, to off-set my lovely and homemade dark mahogany dining table. I’m thinking I’ll slip-cover the chairs in a bit of off-white linen, and voila! Perfect – especially leading out to a patio, perhaps with a few pots filled with little plants? Check out this combo, via Remodelista


and these lovely lime-bits (and pear!) via Bloesem


concrete-mix pots via Shelterrific for Obleek


and then to merge the dining area into the kitchen area, this shot, via HouseBeautiful (though always a tad traditional for my taste though), seems to have good things going for it – including lots of white, but still carrying through with some of the rich brown (do people who really cook really have white countertops?)

kitchenthemeNow in this kitchen though, I do need to take advantage of my travertine subway tile supply (scraps!) – and while 10KKitchenRemodel’s interpretation is not what I’d do for cabinetry, color or size (theirs is more brick than subway), I did want to document the look of a travertine backsplash.


Still debating on the flow to the living room – probably keep it pretty light – maybe even white? and then over to the stairs, I SO think I’m going to get in over my head and try to make a copy of this light fixture (sorry David Weeks – I know yours is the original and the perfect, but I can’t afford!). Shall I go to a blue-ish scheme as we head up the stairwell?

stairlightOnce at the top, in a little half-bath, I do so love the idea of this deeper-than-navy blue (via Domino), just rocking off the crisp pure white (and have added the lovely diagonal floor-pattern to the honey-do list!)

bluebathAnd finally, on the outside, to wrap up all these color-bits and pieces, I’d really love to go to a classic and demure gray/white scheme


Kitchen Renovation Hope

So lucky to have come across the candid commentary, and beautiful progress of the RamblingRenovators blog – makes me excited and hopeful to do great things whenever I do finally have my own place to play with.

Wanted to share their lovely montage of photos from their recent kitchen remodel


Travertine Scrap Ideas

(Honey here) I’m in the middle of doing a massive travertine coated bathroom at work, and have been collecting all of the leftover scraps to re-use. Maybe in a bathroom wall (cutting the scraps into small subway tiles), or doing a random square/rectangle kitchen backsplash?

I’m excited to be able to re-use it, especially since it would otherwise be thrown in the junk pile – hopefully it will come out nicely. While I did upload the picture, I have no idea how to insert it in this post, maybe someone else can do it, *wink* *wink*.


I got your back hon, see lovely photos below  😛

Light travertine subway tile backsplash kitchen found via RamblingRenovators

or how about how about chopping it up to make a tiny square mosaic wall


or some mini travertine bricks in the bathroom


Blue Star Range

Doing a little kitchen-dreaming, and imagining that I, and the honey, have the gastronomic skills to warrant such a crazy great range.

Blue Star RCS Series

Blue Star RCS Series

No doubt it’s a stretch – but for such a splurge – he assures me that should we outgrow our little fixer-upper, we could take it with us. This gives me somewhat of an excuse to lump this in under my other ‘investments”- going along with the whole admirable theory of buy less, buy quality – so that you’ll never have to buy another after! For those curious, this range tops out over $3,000 – check it out here.

I know, still a stretch, but God bless his optimism! With the frigid weather and my tiny apartment, the last thing I need is rain on this evening’s dream-parade  🙂