Styling a Southern California Living Room with Perigold

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Pina Colada Ice Cream

Pina Colada Ice Cream

I have a love/hate relationship with bananas. I love me some banana cake with frosting, but I’m not a fan of strawberry + banana anything. Banana “nice cream” is a great invention, but sometimes I want some ice cream that’s good for my body that doesn’t taste like, well, bananas. Enter the humble pineapple. I’ve […]
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Forever Classic: Blue Kitchen Cabinets

Because kitchens are the place where we spend the most time, they’re the most important space in a home. The cabinets and fixtures need to withstand daily use and a lot of wear and tear, and the design should stand the test of time. Because of this, most people opt for neutrals when designing their kitchen: white and wood, gray and white, etc.

A few years ago I chose a blue gray color for cabinets in a kitchen renovation and I’ve never regretted it. I like to see all shades of blue in kitchens (and bathrooms) and in the past year, we’re seeing more blue hues in kitchens, especially navy. To follow are a collection of modern kitchens incorporating forever classic blue kitchen cabinets.

This model home kitchen built by Cedarglen Homes is done in navy blue, the appliances are stainless steel but note the touches of brass throughout. More images here.

 

 

 

This is a beautiful mid tone slate blue in a kitchen designed by Brooke Wagner, the natural wood tones look especially good with this blue hue, as does the black hardware. More images here.

 

 

 

 

Will Taylor opted for a deep navy on his custom cabinets for his beach house kitchen, find the full tour here.

 

 

I’m crazy about this deep moody blue cabinets and the coordinating herringbone tile backsplash, isn’t it stunning? Kitchen design by Jenn Feldman, color unknown, more images here.

 

 

 

Province Blue by Benjamin Moore appears on these cabinets in a kitchen used in partnership with Kohler products, image from Benjamin Moore.

 

 

Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue is featured on these kitchen cabinets, design by The White Arrow, more images here.

 

 

A rich deep blue appears on these cabinets in a kitchen designed by Jean Stoffer, the brass pulls look amazing with navy. I don’t know the color, but you’ll find the full kitchen tour here.

 

 

 

These cabinets are Philipsburg Blue by Benjamin Moore, a classic slate blue color, design by Buckenmeyer Architecture, full kitchen tour here.

 

 

If you don’t want to commit to all blue cabinets, consider a shade of blue on just the island or the lower cabinets. I love the Providence Blue by Benjamin Moore that Sarah from Life on Virginia Street painted her island. Gorgeous! Tour the full kitchen here.

 

What are your thoughts on blue kitchen cabinets, would you choose them for a kitchen?

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Weekend Reading

I hope you’re all enjoying these last days of summer vacation, my kids are back in school this week and I’m so happy they’re returning, they’ve been so lazy lately and need structure!

Yesterday I made more progress on my DIY desk project, and today I’m taking  planning on doing a little wine tasting in the afternoon at one of my favorite places to taste sparkling wine. I haven’t been in months and the weather is so warm. Since the air quality has improved (we’ve had more wildfires across the state), I’m looking forward to a relaxing day in wine country.

Favorite links…

 

There are so many elegant details in the Kendra Scott office tour.

Pricey but pretty! GE’s new matte white appliances.

Hooray for this sweet and simple unisex neutral nursery.

Isn’t this the most creative paper wall installation?

How to make a barn door with a modern look.

100 life skills everyone should know.

How Instagram Stories has altered the way we live.

The joys of female friendship.

Fellow Californians: check out these trips to plan in autumn.

Things to do in your free time that are more enriching than Netflix.

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Weekend Reading

I hope you’re all enjoying these last days of summer vacation, my kids are back in school this week and I’m so happy they’re returning, they’ve been so lazy lately and need structure!

Yesterday I made more progress on my DIY desk project, and today I’m taking  planning on doing a little wine tasting in the afternoon at one of my favorite places to taste sparkling wine. I haven’t been in months and the weather is so warm. Since the air quality has improved (we’ve had more wildfires across the state), I’m looking forward to a relaxing day in wine country.

Favorite links…

 

There are so many elegant details in the Kendra Scott office tour.

Pricey but pretty! GE’s new matte white appliances.

Hooray for this sweet and simple unisex neutral nursery.

Isn’t this the most creative paper wall installation?

How to make a barn door with a modern look.

100 life skills everyone should know.

How Instagram Stories has altered the way we live.

The joys of female friendship.

Fellow Californians: check out these trips to plan in autumn.

Things to do in your free time that are more enriching than Netflix.

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Weekend Reading

I hope you’re all enjoying these last days of summer vacation, my kids are back in school this week and I’m so happy they’re returning, they’ve been so lazy lately and need structure!

Yesterday I made more progress on my DIY desk project, and today I’m taking  planning on doing a little wine tasting in the afternoon at one of my favorite places to taste sparkling wine. I haven’t been in months and the weather is so warm. Since the air quality has improved (we’ve had more wildfires across the state), I’m looking forward to a relaxing day in wine country.

Favorite links…

 

There are so many elegant details in the Kendra Scott office tour.

Pricey but pretty! GE’s new matte white appliances.

Hooray for this sweet and simple unisex neutral nursery.

Isn’t this the most creative paper wall installation?

How to make a barn door with a modern look.

100 life skills everyone should know.

How Instagram Stories has altered the way we live.

The joys of female friendship.

Fellow Californians: check out these trips to plan in autumn.

Things to do in your free time that are more enriching than Netflix.

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Weekend Reading

I hope you’re all enjoying these last days of summer vacation, my kids are back in school this week and I’m so happy they’re returning, they’ve been so lazy lately and need structure!

Yesterday I made more progress on my DIY desk project, and today I’m taking  planning on doing a little wine tasting in the afternoon at one of my favorite places to taste sparkling wine. I haven’t been in months and the weather is so warm. Since the air quality has improved (we’ve had more wildfires across the state), I’m looking forward to a relaxing day in wine country.

Favorite links…

 

There are so many elegant details in the Kendra Scott office tour.

Pricey but pretty! GE’s new matte white appliances.

Hooray for this sweet and simple unisex neutral nursery.

Isn’t this the most creative paper wall installation?

How to make a barn door with a modern look.

100 life skills everyone should know.

How Instagram Stories has altered the way we live.

The joys of female friendship.

Fellow Californians: check out these trips to plan in autumn.

Things to do in your free time that are more enriching than Netflix.

.

Weekend Reading

I hope you’re all enjoying these last days of summer vacation, my kids are back in school this week and I’m so happy they’re returning, they’ve been so lazy lately and need structure!

Yesterday I made more progress on my DIY desk project, and today I’m taking  planning on doing a little wine tasting in the afternoon at one of my favorite places to taste sparkling wine. I haven’t been in months and the weather is so warm. Since the air quality has improved (we’ve had more wildfires across the state), I’m looking forward to a relaxing day in wine country.

Favorite links…

 

There are so many elegant details in the Kendra Scott office tour.

Pricey but pretty! GE’s new matte white appliances.

Hooray for this sweet and simple unisex neutral nursery.

Isn’t this the most creative paper wall installation?

How to make a barn door with a modern look.

100 life skills everyone should know.

How Instagram Stories has altered the way we live.

The joys of female friendship.

Fellow Californians: check out these trips to plan in autumn.

Things to do in your free time that are more enriching than Netflix.

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Alternatives to White Shiplap

Architectural detail on the wall adds an additional layer of definition to any space, I’ve always been a fan. The white shiplaped wall has taken over the world in the past few years, it seems every home tour has it somewhere. I’m a fan of planked walls, I too have done my own DIY white shiplap installation below a wallpaper treatment in my powder bathroom.

When I see a shiplap wall, I like the clean white look and the subtle stripe effect that comes from the stacked raised paneling. It provides a pleasing backdrop for layering furniture, art, and decor.

 

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But for those of you who feel the shiplap look is becoming as ubiquitous as subway tile, today I offer a few alternatives to consider.

White Wainscot

Architectural details on a wall go by different names depending on the look: planking, board and batten, picture frame molding, beadboard, tongue and groove, and millwork. Custom or prefabricated work is always an option but basic designs are easy to DIY. If you’re a fan of white walls but seek something other than shiplap, consider the following looks:

 

atlanta homes mag

 

sage design

 

 

bhg

 

kishani perera

 

 

horchow

 

Painted Geometric Paneling

The geometric grid installation is growing in popularity for good reason with classic square or rectangle shapes created with strips of wood. It looks especially good when painted in tone on tone colors.

 

marie flanagan interiors

 

tobi fairley

 

studio mcGee

 

farrow & ball

 

butterfield custom homes

 

stone masonry company

 

cassidy hughes

Wood Paneling

Reclaimed, weathered, whitewashed, stained or natural, there are limitless opportunities to add texture with wood tones.

 

Neptune

 

clayton & little

 

via behance

 

timberwall at lowes

 

stickwood

Modern Installations

Think outside the box by using lattice strips or dimensional wall paneling to create one of a kind designs.

 

lonny

 

 

karwei

 

timberwall at lowes

You might also like:

dimensional wall treatments

cheap & easy DIY shiplap

diy picture frame molding

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