I like a lot of color. You and I both know that. Color isn’t something I have ever shied away from. But suddenly, after a few minor changes in my kitchen I realized almost the entire space was WHITE.
If you would have told me I would decorate a room in all neutrals I would most likely laugh.
Never say never, because that is exactly what I have done!
And despite the fact I have been ripping up anything that resembles the color red in my house over the years I found this amazing semi-antique Persian rug on finerugcollection.com and I knew it was that pop of color the space needed.
I have been wanting a rug in my kitchen for a long time BUT I had a harder time convincing my husband. He said it would get too dirty, while I said our floors would be much cleaner since we could just spot treat any stains.
We wrestled over this for months and I finally won.
I think it had something to do with a good meal and begging.
Hey, a girls gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.
I still have my ladder turned into a pot rack above my island. I also painted my island in Trophy by Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint . The valance above the sink was updated and custom made local designer, Sonya Hamilton in a deep teal blue that reminds me of my custom color I developed Feathered Nest.
I just love the antique and well worn vibe this rug gives my kitchen! The rug is actually semi-antique which means its between 30 -60 years old. This particular rug was hand knotted , made with vegetable dyes, and came from Persia.
It is handmade and one-of-a-kind. It’s something that I hope I can pass down to my boys when they get married and buy their first house.
It will not be stepping foot inside a fraternity house. I can promise you that.
It’s hints of blues, greens, and grays draw out all of the colors in our open floorplan.
My next project is taking the light fixture down and replacing it with a canned light.
I actually picked out that fixture and loved it 10 years ago! The previous owners had a miniature cheap white fan in there so I guess anything would be considered an upgrade.
I display some of my collection of french dishes. My favorites are a boxwood green color and are french fondue plates. They have little sections to dip your food and my kids love them.
I added my milk glass collection to the top of my cabinets. I wanted to admire it instead of keeping it put away. I love the bright white of Milk Glass that makes it feel modern, although they are truly vintage.
Is it still a thing to put decorations on top of your cabinets? I just can’t imagine not having something up there! I know the trend is to build your cabinets all the way to the ceiling, but when you are 5’1 that doesn’t do anything for ya except need a ladder in the kitchen.
My little coffee station with a vintage tray, and thrifted rabbit spoon holder, and Williams Sonoma Coffee Jar (also thrifted).
My mom gave me some birthday money a few years ago and I bought a vintage milk glass Westmoreland diamond cut butter dish.
I’m officially adulting. Splurging on a butter dish.
Lawdy. I need help.
I have lots of old and new mixed through the entire kitchen. If I like it, then I use it! No rules or reason.
We have had our Fine Rug Collection Rug for several months and it’s still in great shape! It’s held up to my two boys and is much easier to just vacuum a mess up. Yes, A few little spills have happened here. One Thanksgiving my dad pulled the turkey out of the oven, dropping it, and all the drippings, on my floor.
Either I’m not hosting this year or he’s not getting the bird outta the oven!
Thank you Fine Rug Collection for giving me this rug in exchange for this post. I only blog about things I love love love and rugs is one of them! Go check out finerugcollection.com and see their amazing selection!
What do you think about rugs in a kitchen?