John and Alice's Family Room John and Alice's Kitchen

The Master Plan:: John & Alice’s Kitchen/Family Room

I finally have a concrete plan for John & Alice’s kitchen and family room, and I couldn’t be more thrilled!! I wouldn’t doubt if this ends up being my absolute, all-time favorite room I’ve ever designed.

Here’s the overview:

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  1. The wall color:  Martha Stewart Rainwater.  Such a gorgeous color!!  It’ll look beautiful next to….
  2. The lower cabinet color:  Behr Elephant Skin.  I tried a sample on a cabinet door, and it’s definitely the one.  It’ll contrast nicely with the upper cabinets, which will be a creamy white.
  3. Accent color:  Martha Stewart Arrowroot.  I’m not certain what I’ll be using this on specifically, but perhaps an ottoman, or a coffee table, pillows, etc.
  4. Accent color:  Behr Cracked Pepper.  I’m hoping to use this on a piece of furniture that will go on this paneled wall for the television:
  5. Fabric from Premier Fabrics, found at Fabric.com, which will be used for draperies on the wall of windows.
  6. Fabric from JoAnn Fabrics, part of the Christopher Lowell collection.  This soft chenille fabric is very close to the wall color (just a touch darker), and I’m going to use it to upholster the panels on the wall above, with a nailhead trim around the inside edge of each panel.  I’m so excited about this project!!!  It’ll be incredibly labor-intensive, but I think the payoff will be well worth the effort.  I was inspired by this entryway that I found on Cote de Texas.
  7. All of these cool colors will be balanced with the use of warm woods.  The current crown moulding mantle will be replaced with a weathered wood mantle inspired by Kevin & Layla’s mantle, from The Lettered Cottage.
  8. Also adding to the warmth will be the butcherblock countertops used in the kitchen.

So there’s the overview!  I’m so anxious to get started on it.  Just a few more touches on the master bathroom, and then it’s full speed a head on this kitchen and family room!!



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8 Comments

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    Christy
    December 17, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Love, love, love this color scheme. I may look into some of these colors for my downstairs walls. Beautiful!

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    Stephanie
    December 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    This is a great color scheme and such great texture! I can't wait to see the wall panels in that fabric. How exciting this is going to be!

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    Anonymous
    December 17, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Hi Kristi,

    I recently found your blog and I love it! Thank you so much for showing us all the hard work that goes into putting these rooms together! I love this color scheme too. It's similar to what I've tried to achieve (but haven't quite managed) in my own home. I'm amazed at your ability to put these fabrics and colors together. I don't know how to match colors and fabrics and textures. I just get stuck, especially when I try to find a rug to go with it all — I suppose I should have done that first, but it's too late now. Do you have any words of wisdom for how to go about matching a rug to a color scheme that you have already chosen? Violet

    (I'm sorry to be anonymous, but I'm new to this and I don't have these other types of accounts to use when commenting.)

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    PJ @ Home Decor Accents | Outdoor Garden Decorations
    December 20, 2010 at 2:52 am

    Fantastic color scheme, Kristi.
    I'm always amazed on new about how well you choose colors and you design the rooms.
    Can't wait to see the final pictures.

    You named your blog addicted2decorating and I'm getting addicted to your blog 😉
    Best Regards
    Paula Jo

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    Anonymous
    March 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Kristi,

    I love the colors and the plan! Wondering if you think I could use a similar palette with this furniture: https://picasaweb.google.com/107470435600452770170/UntitledAlbum#5571713609068355986 ?

    If not, any suggestions?

    Best,
    Jill

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    Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating
    March 24, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Jill, I think these colors would work great in the room with the really dark furniture. Not so much in the room with the light brown furniture (it actually reads as orange).

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    Anonymous
    March 29, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Thanks, Kristi!

    The room with the orange-y furniture is my challege! I can't figure out what to do in there…get new furniture should be top of the list, huh? Unfortunately, not happening soon.

    Jill

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    PJ @ Home Decor Accents | Outd
    April 10, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Fantastic color scheme, Kristi.
    I'm always amazed on new about how well you choose colors and you design the rooms.
    Can't wait to see the final pictures.

    You named your blog addicted2decorating and I'm getting addicted to your blog 😉
    Best Regards
    Paula Jo

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