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?
When we found our new home in Pacifica, we discovered it had the perfect place in the kitchen to put a breakfast nook of some sort. I have always adored the idea of a breakfast nook area and I know they were common in a few of my grandparents homes back in the day. We weren’t sure if we would be able to find one for the space, but a few hours of hunting on Craigslist led us to a wonderful find right down the road from where we were temporarily staying in Danville.
Here is the before picture from the ad (a tad outdated you could say) :
We chose to paint the wood white (except for the table) and to reupholster the seats with a beautiful new grey/blue linen-like fabric from Jo-Ann’s Fabric!
Its item #12269999 if you are interested in using it for any reupholstering project in your home! We absolutely love the linen feel and look, while still being tough enough to handle us sliding on and off the benches each day without any wear or tear. The fabric is on sale for $15/yd right now which is half off its normal price of $30/yd!
We chose to use a solid white paint from Behr as our choice for painting the wood. It has held up very well for the quick 48 hours it had to fully dry before we packed it in the moving truck!
Here is the BIG reveal of what our breakfast nook looks like now: