As you might have noticed, I’ve changed up the blog with a new design, and I owe a big thank you to Elizabeth from The Mustard Ceiling for her patience and mad web skills to make it happen!
As part of this redesign, I’m offering up a new design service – mood boards.
Do you have a room that you’re struggling with and need a fresh set of eyes or a new perspective? That’s where I come in. The only thing I ask of you is to provide photos of your space and an idea of what you like in terms of color, style and function.
To give you an idea of what I have in mind – I’m going to start with a space that I’m helping with in real life. My friend Kelly is looking to spruce up her kitchen, and I’m going to help her, in exchange for her mad photography skills.
She’s already added a graphic punch in her sun room area with these no sew roman shades courtesy of a Target shower curtain and my tutorial. Cute, yes?
And here is her kitchen as it stands now. She’s ready to freshen things up and make some changes.
I’m taking a cue from the fabric in her faux roman shades, and going from there with the mood board. They’re making changes in stages, and look to eventually change out the floors and appliances, so I have added my suggestions for those as well.
So, here is what I’ve come up with as a jumping off point for her kitchen facelift.
Using the fabric in the sunroom was a great place to begin. Kelly wants to give things a more modern feel, and I think we can totally do that with pops of fun fabric and color throughout the adjoining spaces. They’re looking to add hardwood floors at some point, replace the countertops and add a backsplash, along with upgrading appliances. A cool soapstone would be a great contrast to the white cabinets (that I’m going to paint), and a subway tile in some way, shape or form, was something Kelly suggested.
I think adding some polished nickel hardware will really make a huge impact in this space, and adding a pendant above the sink would add to the modern flair. I’m still on the fence with a chandy of some sort over her rustic wood island – we’ll chat about it I’m sure. 🙂
As for paint color, I included different shades of gray as options, and am thinking a darker gray might be the way to go, as a nice contrast to the white cabinets.
I added furniture ideas because their family room flows from the kitchen and she wants it to flow. We could have another board that is dedicated to that space as well.
I’m really looking forward to seeing this project come together, as Kelly and I have been talking about it for awhile. I’m also looking forward to our bartering agreement, as she has taken our family photos for years now, and can be credited for my blog headshot as well. (Don’t you love bartering?) If you’re in the Dayton-Cincinnati area, check out her website.
|Photo by Kelly Ann Photography Inc.|
Although this one is probably my favorite. Our dog, Martin, wouldn’t cooperate for a family photo, so she got an adorable candid shot of him with the kids. You can tell by looking how much they adore this big, furry rescue dog.
|Photo by Kelly Ann Photography Inc.|
To get things kicked off with this new service, I’m going to be giving away a free consult/mood board. Are you game? Stay tuned!
Cassie @ Primitive & ProperFebruary 11, 2013 at 1:09 pm
the blog looks amazing- elizabeth does beautiful work! and i love the family pictures- especially your kiddos with he dog. too cute!!!
yay for lots of happy and exciting things over here!
MariaelenaFebruary 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm
Your blog looks great and that kitchen you are helping with will too…love all of the choices…I have 2 kitchens that have a similar vibe…a new one I designed in our beach house house and one we repainted in our "burbs" house…come on over and check it out…Happy Monday, Mariaelena
Lisa @ Shine Your LightFebruary 11, 2013 at 2:32 pm
Oh Jenny how exciting! I'm so happy to see you kick this off – you are so fabulous at pulling a room together! The mood board for Kelly looks great and I hope you'll share the changes she makes!
AndreaFebruary 11, 2013 at 9:29 pm
Love the mood board. I can't wait to see the room come together. Adorable family photos too!
Carmel @ Our Fifth HouseFebruary 12, 2013 at 4:27 am
Love this plan – such pretty colors and fabrics!
Ryann HoyerOctober 22, 2013 at 6:56 pm
Stylish Roman shades are really perfect to use in a sunroom. Just look at the first photo! The color and the design of the fabric helped make the place more comfortable. The room already looks bright and refreshing, but the shades made it even lovelier.
Ryann Hoyer @ Yancey Company