The first design schematic: Safe and Warm like a good cup of coffee. Coffee was my main source of inspiration for the orange and warm color scheme. I love how each color plays off of each other and overall there’s harmony in the color palette. I wanted the countertop and backsplash to be the same color and to blend in the floor with the cabinets so it had to be a solid and soft neutral to not compete against the glossy warm grey cabinets but yet add value to the overall color scheme of the room. The black in appliances and the pendant over the island is key to add some contrast to the mix. My second design schematic is going to be on the playful side with high contrast and black and white. Stay tuned for that tomorrow.
Happy weekend, everyone!!! This is a painting I did about a year ago.
It’s rainy days like today that make me wish I could put on an old sweatshirt and paint aaaaaaallllllllllll day...instead I have midterms, quizzes, and papers to worry about...
I’m having a very lazy Saturday afternoon after a long walk with Chester in the freezing cold earlier. The kids are in their rooms watching movies / playing Xbox and Mark is on his way to Mexico with work, so I’m going to enjoy the peace and read my book!
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Totally in a funk when it comes to decorating now that the Christmas cheer has been boxed up. 😩 For a week or so post-Christmas, I was LOVING the bare walls and empty tables. Sort of a cleanse for the decor brain after all that crazy holiday fun, if you will...but now? I'm just not feelin' it! So. I sat myself down right here during kiddo naps and put together a Winter Decor Inspo round up over on the blog - which idea is your favorite? If you are in a slump like me, come peek at a few ideas I finally got going today for some neutral, cozy winter vibes. ❤️ Hint: I hopped right up and put one idea in place in the dining room right after finding it for the blog....! 🙌🏻 Link in profile or CottonStem.com! (And...looky there who made it into the shot two times in one day. This one is Faye, and she is the biggest camera hog of the three #CottonStemKitties!! 😏😻)