As much as I talk about keeping certain areas of the kitchen neutral, I could just as easily remind all of our customers the visual impact of artful display in the kitchen. Nothing could be more boring than a kitchen that just says “kitchen”.
The kitchen is the workhorse of the home and it needs to have personality injected into the space. Your beautiful Stone Creek cabinetry can be set off with a timeless backsplash that will showcase the antique scale you found covered in dust at an auction last summer. Now cleaned up and piled with fresh fruit it brings history and interest to the space not to mention a great conversation piece. Those glass fronted doors on you upper cabinets can tell a story of Grandma’s depression glass and how in her time, you got a piece each time you bought detergent. Kind of like the CrackerJack surprise you get today, but in dish form. There’s alot to be said for a playful personality. Mine has an old crock next to the cooktop that holds my soup ladles and wooden spoons. I even have an old wooden stirrup from a saddle that I use to hold napkins. That’s the one no one understands! It’s my kitchen and I want it to look like me. I love things with a history and even better, a story. Like the produce signs I bought right out of the dirt at a country fruit and vegatable stand a few summers back. The farmer thought I was nuts. Told me to come back in two days because he needed to have his Amish wife paint more signs if I was going to buy his old ones. This farmer wanted to clean them up for me. Are you kidding! I wanted the mud that was splattered on them to stay put. Just the visual of those horses and buggies traveling that country road everyday made those signs even more special.
He must have seen tourist written on my forehead because he charged me an arm and a leg for them but to this day they are one of my prized possessions . They hang in my pantry and not a day goes by that they don’t make me smile.
Now, I’m not saying that your kitchen has to look like mine. It wouldn’t be your personality. But a nest of colorful bowls or that huge vase of forsynthia branches on the island can say alot about you. Our furniture and cabinets speak for themselves. Let artful kitchen display be a big part of what your kitchen says about you.
I would love to help bring life and personality to your kitchen. Fill out the form to the right and we’ll get started.