Spring is here and that makes me excited to step-up my kitchen game. I have always loved to cook and entertain, and as a twenty-something, it has taken me some time to slowly start to build up some of my favorite kitchen pieces. I didn’t register for wedding gifts, as many people do when they are planning to get married, instead, we chose to have a honeymoon fund that our friends and family could donate to.
I missed out on instantly acquiring all of the dreamy flatware, cutlery, and kitchen gadgets that so many women receive as gifts leading up to their wedding day. So instead, I have had to start slow and acquire what I can, when I can, to build up my dream kitchen. I am a woman who loves all things neutral, so it may come as no surprise that my kitchen decor and style is filled with neutral decor as well.
I have rounded up my five very favorite must-have items in my kitchen right now. They transition perfectly from winter to spring and are some of my favorites to entertain with.
I am excited to share a very small sneak peek into our new home today, and more specifically, a tiny little corner of our living room. We are still getting settled after moving into our home a little less than two months ago, but I didn’t want that to stop me from sharing a few of our new pieces as we begin to makeover our space. I have snapped a few photos below of our neutral decor style in our living room!
As much as I love the weather here in northern California, I do truly miss the Fall and everything it entails. I will be the first to admit that I have a bit of an unhealthy obsession with fall. Not just a pumpkin spice everything obsession, but also an additional weather, clothes, food, drinks, candles, events, and holidays kind of obsession. I was born the day before Halloween, so I am sure that has something to do with my love for all things Fall.
If the thought of a cozy night in, next to a crackling fire, watching a holiday movie, snuggled up in blankets, with candles burning throughout the house, and apple cider in your hand, is your ideal and perfect cliche evening, then we should be best friends. Yes, I am about as cliche as it gets when it comes to this season, but I have always been about comfort, cozy, and nostalgic moments.
It doesn’t take much effort to peruse online to see that one of the most popular interior design color trends of 2016 is the eclectic use of teal. The teal color comes in many different shades and we are seeing it used as an accent wall color, pop shades in pillows or blankets, or even as back-splash in kitchens and bathrooms. It is beautiful to see the multiple shades of teal that mix well with any design style in a home, I myself prefer more of a dark teal with a hint of green (the tiled kitchen back-splash below is dreamy).
One of the ways that I have chosen to incorporate teal in my home is through the use of grey/teal toned fabrics:
This was one of my favorite DIY projects to do and it turns out that the fabric almost matches our couch perfectly.
If you are looking to renovate this Summer or add a splash of color, take a look below at the round-up of popular photos that use teal many different ways!
Different styles and colors of wood truly accent teal in a lovely way. If you really want to hop on the teal bandwagon you could try to use teal, wood, and gold accents in the same area of the room for a real splash of textures and tones. I am an advocate for all things nature and greenery and another way to accent the teal in any room of your home is to add large house plants with a deep green color (think Palm Springs)!
Have you added any teal accents to your home in 2016? If not, what would your idea be to incorporate teal in a unique way into different rooms of your home?
It was around two years ago when I was unpacking boxes as we moved into our first apartment together. As I began the daunting task of unpacking, what seemed like, thousands of boxes labeled “kitchen” at the time, I came across the most whimsical, adorable surprise. To my delight, I had some how inherited four hand-painted small plates, all with a different picture, different letter and saying.
I immediately turned to my husband and squealed “oh, thank you honey, you know my style so well!” and to my surprise he laughed and said, “I definitely did not get you those…that must have been something my mom packed in the box”. Little did I know at that time how much I would come to love and use these plates she must have sneakily put in our boxes while packing my husbands things.
Ladies and gentleman, the Linea Carta collection by Diva Pyari.