Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Kitchen Update…and a Little Eye Candy

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Sadly, this is not the “after” to the before of my kitchen that I shared with you last week when I asked for your help in choosing a paint color. We ended up deciding on Martha Stewart’s Sharkey Gray even though I said that we had ruled it out. As you saw in last week’s post, we had tested the paint over blue painter’s tape on the cabinets to get a feel for the colors. However, the blue distorted the colors a bit, so we tried it again, this time on regular masking tape and it made a huge difference. The Sharkey Gray was the clear winner. All of the other shades were lovely, but Sharkey has the warmth and depth we were looking for and it works well with the other elements in the kitchen as well as in the breakfast room and family room since we have an open floor plan. We’ve used a deep mocha and Hermes orange accents in the room and we felt that a cooler grey would work against those colors, so Sharkey Grey it is!

I am hosting a baby shower at my home this weekend and have been busy preparing for it with various home projects, but my husband, who will be painting the cabinets himself, doesn’t think he can prep everything and have them completely ready and painted by Friday. I’m a little bummed, but I don’t want to rush it, so the big reveal will have to wait a couple more weeks. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this insanely gorgeous kitchen by the Kitchen Lab.

Suzie:  Kitchen Lab  beautiful white kitchen design with creamy white kitchen cabinets, calcutta ...

{Every last finish/surface in this kitchen is beyond beautiful!}

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{Classic Subway Tile and a Wolf Range}

Suzie:  Kitchen Lab  chic butler

{The floors are amazing and I love the juxtaposition of the masculine armillary chandelier and crystal lamp in the butler’s pantry.}

{Have you ever seen a more glamorous butler’s pantry?}

 

{Images via Kitchen Lab}

13 comments:

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

I love the fact that it isn't a huge kitchen, so many people can feel realistically inspired by it!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

GretchenGale said...

the most dreamy kitchen ever! :) thanks for sharing Paloma!

tale of many cities said...

let me wipe away my drool... wowza that is stunning!

meenal @ maison marigold said...

simply gorgeous! can't wait to see yours too! have a lovely day! do visit my blog when you have a moment! xx meenal

H.G. The Countess said...

That is one of the most beautiful kitchens I've seen. Love all the finishes!

travelkate said...

This is beautiful! What an inspiration!

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

This is superb from every angle, love, love the butler pantry.

Lisa xx

claudia b said...

Love the warm grey, it looks beautiful!

Alysson said...

this kitchen is gorgeous! I love the floor!

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Lara said...

Paloma, how is he painting the cabinets? My brothers helped my mom with her kitchen remodel and they started to paint them with a brush and it took forever and you saw every detail. They ended up getting a paint sprayer and it worked like a charm. It was expensive but worth it. You may be able to rent one, too.

Macarena - Chic et Posh said...

Gorgeous Kitchen! Hope yours will look even better with sharkey grey! XoXo

Anonymous said...

We just redid our kitchen and chose sharkey grey as well. I had a little white mixed in so it's basically 3/4 strength. Love it. It changes with the lighting and time of day but is always really pretty! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I love this kitchen. Doing mine in sharkey Gray as well. Even forking out the extra $2000 my builder wants to do a true color match. Where is the light pendant from. Though I saw one like that somewhere the other day but cannot remember. love it. And did you do an artisan glaze over the gray on the cabinets?